Everything Finance Monthly Round Up: An Interest Rate Break for Students

Published on Jul 28 2013 // Finance Around The Web, Personal Finance
As many predicted, student loan interest rates will go back to 3.4%, offering college students a much needed financial break.  However, the best way to get through college with minimal damage is still finding ways to go without taking out student loans at all like living at home, going to a community...

7 Inexpensive Gifts You Can Give Anyone

Published on Jul 12 2013 // Personal Finance
7 Inexpensive Gifts You Can Give Anyone
When it comes to gift giving, we’re always so tempted to go big or go home. However, some of the best gifts I’ve ever received have been completely inexpensive and thoughtful. When my husband picks flowers in the yard or leaves me a note, it’s seriously way more romantic than two dozen...

Everything Finance Monthly Round Up: Student Loan Interest Rates Will Double

Published on Jun 30 2013 // Personal Finance
The student loan interest rate will officially jump on Monday from 3.4% to 6.8%. While this is bad news for those taking out new loans, it could have been worse.  One measure suggested tying student loan interest rates to the market, which could result in a student loan interest rate as high as 8.5%...

Everything Finance Monthly Round Up: Tornado Season Is Here

Published on May 26 2013 // Finance Around The Web
Tornado season is here.  The nation watched and mourned with the residents of Moore, Oklahoma as an F-5 tornado ripped through the town and took over 20 lives, including several elementary school students. If you live in an area prone to tornadoes, make sure to take the time to review with your family...

Everything Finance Monthly Round Up: Boston Begins to Heal

Published on Apr 27 2013 // Personal Finance
What a crazy few weeks it’s been.  Just a few short weeks ago, the Boston Marathon bombing happened.  What followed was surreal with the entire city of Boston on lock down and shoot outs happening in the streets.  In the end, one suspect was dead and another was arrested.  Now Dzhokhar Tsarnaev...

Everything Finance Monthly Round Up: North Korea Tension

Published on Mar 31 2013 // Finance Around The Web
As we draw near the Easter holiday, tensions between the United States and North Korea continue to grow.  After the United States flew stealth bombers over North Korea, North Korea responded with propaganda videos and threats.  Tensions are rising, and hopes for a more reasonable North Korean leader...

Everything Finance Monthly Round Up: Daytona Injuries

Published on Feb 24 2013 // Finance Around The Web
The Daytona 500 was today, but the real news came when fans were hurt, some seriously, when debris and even an engine flew through the metal fencing and into the stands after a terrific crash. Around the web, I have been reading some excellent personal finance articles.  Here are some of my favorites: Budgeting...

Everything Finance Monthly Round Up: Women in Combat

Published on Jan 28 2013 // Finance Around The Web
The announcement was made last week that female military members will now be able to serve in combat.  While some commend this as one more equal right for women, some male soldiers complain that it will be a distraction.  Others wonder if women will now be eligible for the draft. Around the web, I...

Everything Finance Monthly Round Up: Welcome to 2013

Published on Dec 30 2012 // Finance Around The Web
2013 is only one day away.  2012 has been an eventful year and also contained several tragedies such as Hurricane Sandy and the Newtown school shooting.  The fiscal cliff looms, and some still hold out hope it can be inverted.  While no year is without strife, here is hoping that 2013 is a less tumultuous...

Everything Finance Monthly Round Up: Black Friday and Cyber Monday Edition

Published on Nov 25 2012 // Personal Finance
This year Black Friday became Black Thursday with many retailers opening their doors to shoppers on Thanksgiving night.  Did you brave the crowds, or do you prefer to snag your deals on Cyber Monday from the quiet of your home or office?  I am a fan of Cyber Monday, and I am looking forward to the...

Everything Finance Monthly Round Up: Here Comes Sandy

Published on Oct 29 2012 // Finance Around The Web
Hurricane Sandy is just a category 1 storm now, but sometime overnight, it will merge with an Arctic front and the jet stream to become a super storm.  Forecasters are saying it could be the largest storm ever seen in the Atlantic.  If you are on the East coast, stay safe; Sandy is about to become...

Everything Finance Monthly Round Up: The Refs Are Back

Published on Sep 29 2012 // Finance Around The Web
Even if you aren’t a sports fan, you likely heard the uproar about the NFL replacement ref’s errant call that may have cost Green Bay a game win.  The good news is that there was such an outcry that the regular NFL referees are back, the lockout is over, and sports fans around the country...

Everything Finance Monthly Round Up: Here Comes Hurricane Isaac

Published on Aug 26 2012 // Finance Around The Web
Tropical storm Isaac, soon to be Hurricane Isaac, will likely miss the west cost of Florida, but it will create strong waves and surges.  The Republican National Convention, which will be held in Tampa this year, has been delayed, and people are keeping their fingers crossed that Tampa won’t experience...

Everything Finance Monthly Round Up – Can Phelps Capture the Gold Again?

Published on Jul 29 2012 // Finance Around The Web
The 2012 Summer Olympics have begun.  There is pressure on Michael Phelps to win more gold medals to add to his collection.  However, in his first race, he didn’t medal.  He is optimistic and tweeted that tomorrow is another day.  Hopefully he will be able to rebound from the first race and...

Everything Finance Monthly Round Up – Supreme Court Rules on Arizona Immigration Laws

Published on Jun 26 2012 // Finance Around The Web
The Supreme Court recently struck down many of Arizona’s controversial immigration laws.  However, one of the most controversial ones, that those suspected of being illegal immigrants must present their papers on demand, was allowed to stand. Around the web, I have been reading some excellent...

Everything Finance Monthly Round Up – Thank You to Our Service Men and Women

Published on May 27 2012 // Finance Around The Web, Personal Finance
Many people plan barbecues and picnics on Memorial Day weekend, but it is also important to remember the sacrifices our service men and women have made.  Recently Vice President Biden gave a moving speech to families who had lost loved ones in the line of duty and recounted his own depths of grief after...
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