Heads Up: Keep an Eye on Those Student Loans

Published on May 10 2013 // Featured, Loans, Personal Finance
Heads Up: Keep an Eye on Those Student Loans
Today was a real doozie for me. I was sorting out my student loan info because the servicing company had requested my most recent tax documents at the beginning of December. Oops. I’d meant to do it (promise!), but the holidays took their toll and it must’ve slipped my mind. As I sifted deeper into...

Little-Known Facts about Credit after Bankruptcy

Published on Jan 24 2013 // Debt, Featured
Little-Known Facts about Credit after Bankruptcy
Bankruptcy is a terrible thing, and it leaves a colossal blemish on your credit report for a minimum of seven years. In some cases, the black mark will remain on your record for up to a decade. Ouch. Talk about personal finance meltdown. To top things off, the credit crisis still has the U.S. in a vice...

ChexSystems, Telecheck, and EWS: What You Need to Know

Published on Jan 12 2013 // Banking, Debt, Featured, Personal Finance
ChexSystems, Telecheck, and EWS: What You Need to Know
Most people have no idea that under the U.S. law’s definition, there are technically 6 credit bureaus that track consumers’ financial exploits. The lesser-known of the bunch – ChexSystems, Telecheck, and EWS – are reporting agencies that provide info to financial institutions when consumers apply...

My Financial Resolutions for 2013

Published on Dec 26 2012 // Budgeting, Featured, Investing, New Year
My Financial Resolutions for 2013
I’m not a big believer in the whole Mayan calendar prediction thing, so I’ve opted not to drain all my accounts or start prepping for doomsday. Since the holidays are now behind us and we’ll still be around come 2013, it’s time to turn our attention to getting our financial houses in order. Don’t...

Recovering from a Financial Holiday Hangover

Published on Dec 19 2012 // Budgeting, Featured, How To Guide, Personal Finance, Shopping
Recovering from a Financial Holiday Hangover
Okay, I’ll fess up first. I’m one of the millions of Americans that fails to save for the holidays. Yes, I’m aware there are holiday savings accounts and regular savings accounts and shoe boxes and all sorts of other neat tricks to help you save for the festive time of the year, but what can I...

How to Find Fabulous Last-Minute Gifts

Published on Dec 14 2012 // Debt, Featured, How To Guide, Personal Finance, Shopping
How to Find Fabulous Last-Minute Gifts
If you’re like me, then you tend to wait until the last minute to get things done during the holidays. Work, family, and other everyday obligations take up most of my time, so every year, it seems like I watch the calendar in dismay as the date creeps closer and closer to the holidays. Here I find...

Holiday Side Hustles

Published on Dec 04 2012 // Cost of Living, Featured, Personal Finance, Shopping
Holiday Side Hustles
Here on Everything Finance, we’ve covered countless ways to save money during the holidays. Today, I’m going to focus on some ways to score some extra money to use on all those presents you still need to buy for everyone on your list. It’s still early enough to squeeze in some extra moneymaking...

How to Save Money during the Holidays

Published on Nov 25 2012 // Budgeting, Cost of Living, Featured, Shopping
How to Save Money during the Holidays
christmas 2012 (Photo credit: paparutzi) I, for one, simply dread the holidays. I once looked forward to their arrival – I eagerly penned my Christmas list with delight, and I always wondered why my mom seemed so stressed out all season long. Now I know. I’ve become a parent, so I feel the newfound...

Employees Revolt against Black Friday Creep

Published on Nov 16 2012 // Featured, Shopping
Employees Revolt against Black Friday Creep
Here at Everything Finance, we look at all things money from a variety of angles. Today, in light of the upcoming holiday season, I’d like to focus on consumerism versus family. Our economy needs a boost, and one way retailers are attempting to infuse a jolt of much-needed cash into their yearly earnings...

How Pinterest Ruined My Retirement

How Pinterest Ruined My Retirement
Okay, okay – I know the post title is a touch on the dramatic side. But not really. See, I’ve known about Pinterest for quite some time, but I’ve never really used it before. I’m an SEO and social media writer by trade. That’s why it was inevitable that I would eventually have to break...

Money and Stress – The Health Risks of Being Broke

Published on Nov 05 2012 // Debt, Featured, Personal Finance
Money and Stress – The Health Risks of Being Broke
It’s a common malady in this economic climate: not having enough money to pay the bills. The majority of the US population is struggling, and things aren’t looking to lighten up any time soon. Most families today are living paycheck to paycheck, and it’s ripping apart national morale bit by bit. There’s...

The 7 Rules You Must Apply to Build Wealth

Published on Oct 27 2012 // Featured, Personal Finance, Retirement, Savings
The 7 Rules You Must Apply to Build Wealth
It’s true there’s a difference between rich people and the rest of us. People can become “inadvertently” rich for many reasons: inheritance, family money, winning the lottery, or luck with some awesome stock pick or cool new invention. But it merits pointing out that those “self-made” souls...

Obama and Romney: Opposing Views on Small Business

Published on Oct 05 2012 // Business, Featured, Popular
Obama and Romney: Opposing Views on Small Business
I do my best to steer clear of politics when I’m talking finance, but the Presidential debate last night has left the Internet buzzing about the aftermath. For the sake of Everything Finance, I thought it would be a good night to post about the differences between the incumbent and the challenger when...

Security Risks Faced When Using a P2P Network

Published on Sep 29 2012 // Featured, Investing, P2P Lending
Security Risks Faced When Using a P2P Network
Peer-to-peer (P2P) lending is something I’ve been writing about for quite a while now. I maintain that it’s a fantastic new way to bypass the banks and less-than-desirable investment vehicles in favor of a platform over which you have complete control. Quite a few people are concerned with the medium,...

Why People are Scared of P2P Lending

Published on Sep 21 2012 // Featured, Investing, Loans, P2P Lending
Why People are Scared of P2P Lending
It’s interesting to me that so many people are afraid of P2P lending platforms, yet they’re more than willing sign up for – and max out – credit cards. Credit cards that are fleecing America. I think the fear stems from many factors, but the biggest issue is that p2p lending is relatively new...

How I Fixed Our Grocery Crisis

Published on Sep 18 2012 // Cost of Living, Featured, Personal Finance, Supporter
How I Fixed Our Grocery Crisis
We go through a boatload of groceries in my house each month. It wasn’t always like that, but adding two babies and an extra adult into the mix has really shaken things up around here. Before we implemented our current strategy, my husband was making near-daily trips to the store and our spending was...
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