Winter Is the Perfect Time to Reset Your Finances

Published on Jan 06 2014 // Budgeting, Career, Retirement
Now that the surge of New Year’s resolutions have slowed and we’re a week into the new year, perhaps it’s time to take a more objective look at your finances.  I’m not talking about the look you take when you’re excited about the new year and determined this will be your...

3 Lessons Monopoly Can Teach Us About Finance

Published on Dec 27 2013 // Personal Finance
3 Lessons Monopoly Can Teach Us About Finance
Over the holidays, my family and I played a ton of monopoly. After playing a few times,  I realized something: monopoly can teach us a great deal about finance. I mean, I think that’s mostly the point of the game, but you can really learn a lot of money lessons in just a short amount of time....

3 Important Rules for Retirement

Published on Dec 03 2012 // Retirement, Supporter
3 Important Rules for Retirement
retirement (Photo credit: 401(K) 2012) Planning for your retirement years can be a real challenge. Many people spend a considerable amount of time researching retirement strategies, using various online retirement calculators and trying to determine what age they might actually be able to retire. The...

How to Transfer Money Between Banks

Published on May 08 2012 // Banking, Finance 101, Personal Finance
How to Transfer Money Between Banks
You may need to transfer money between bank accounts if you have money in two different banks.  There are several ways to do this beyond the obvious of driving to one bank, withdrawing the money and then depositing it at the other bank.  Which way works best for you depends on how quickly you need...

Best Strategies to Pay off Your Credit Card Debt Faster

Published on Apr 26 2012 // Debt, Supporter
I receive an overwhelming number of e-mails and phone calls from people willing to know how they can pay off their credit card debts faster. And the numbers of calls have only gone higher with worsening economic crisis. Is there a way? In my opinion, there is no single formula, but there are some excellent...

How to Save for Long Term Goals

Published on Apr 04 2011 // Finance Life Stages, How To Guide
How to Save for Long Term Goals
One of the essentials for financial freedom is saving for long term goals. It is important that you figure out what you want to do with your money in the long term, and then make efforts to meet your goals. What Are Your Priorities? The first thing you need to do is figure out what is important to you...

How Much Do You Need in an Emergency Fund?

Published on Oct 17 2010 // Personal Finance
  Sometimes, everything will be going great – You’ll have an amazing job and a surplus of money every month. Then, suddenly, the unexpected happens (as it is prone to do) and you need some extra cash to get through it. Making an emergency fund will make the ‘hard times’ much...

How Flexible Holidays Help You Save Money on Traveling

Published on Oct 06 2010 // Personal Finance, Savings
Everyone wants to travel but with the high prices of gasoline and flight tickets, not everyone can afford to travel for the various holidays they celebrate throughout the year. There are many holidays that families celebrate each year with one part of the family or the other. From Christmas to Kwanza...

Is there still time to take advantage of the ‘cash for appliance’ program?

Published on Sep 29 2010 // Personal Finance, Savings
Is there still time to take advantage of the ‘cash for appliance’ program?
The Cash for Appliances program followed closely behind the Federal Government’s “Cash for Clunkers” program. Funds were granted to consumers who purchased more energy efficient appliances as part of the President’s economic stimulus bill. Unlike the clunkers program, this one...

The Savings Experiment

Published on Aug 18 2009 // Personal Finance, Savings
Today I would like inform you about a new website called “The Savings Experiment”. It is a part of AOL News and their main sponsor is Bank of America. The Savings Experiment website features a weekly video that examines a common money-saving idea and determines whether the benefits are really...

Use Software to Budget Money

Published on Nov 27 2007 // Finance 101, How To Guide, Personal Finance
Use Software to Budget Money
 The problem with most people these days is that they get so comfortable with their expenses through the aid of credit cards. They become so indulged with cashless shopping that more and more people are spending more than what they can afford. For this reason, experts contend that budgeting can definitely...
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