Financial Tips for New College Graduates – A Cheatsheet for Managing Your Money

April 30, 2008

Were you in class the day they handed out the financial tip sheet?  You know, the one that covered how to buy insurance, invest your money, pay off your student loans, manage your credit cards, and budget out your new salary?  I think most of us missed that day so here’s another copy you can […]

How Parents Can Save Money on Baby – Tips on Spending & Budgeting for Newborns

April 29, 2008

This advice is a guest post from a money smart mom. Having a baby is one of the most precious times in your life.  It can also be one of the scariest.  Even though your baby is such a small person he or she can make a huge dent in your bank account.  What can you […]

Life is Too Short for Monday Mornings – Personal Finance Review

April 28, 2008

Why do we spend miserable Monday mornings at our jobs when we don’t even know if we’ll be alive the following Monday? I recently got an email from my parents about a guy I knew in my college years who just died in an accident.  I can still remember the last time I saw him.  […]

Best Gas Credit Cards to Save You Money at the Pump

April 26, 2008

Gas credit cards can earn you rebates or cashback to help save money on your gas bill.  We’ve recently looked at ways to make more money during bad economic times but the other side of the accounting equation is obviously to spend less money. With high gas prices continuing to climb, saving money on gas is important […]

3 Ways to Make Extra Money in a Recession

April 25, 2008

Cash shortages are common during a recession.  What similarities do you notice in the cycle below: Consumers Spend Less Money Businesses Earn Less Money Businesses Stop Hiring/Start Firing Laid off Consumers Spend Less Money …. When the economy stops expanding there is less money to go around. Everyone tries to get more out of less.  […]

3 Ways You Can Profit from a Down Real Estate Market

April 24, 2008

The real estate bubble was several years in the making and has been deflating for a year or two now.  It’s hard to say exactly when it popped because the real estate market is so regional but it’s pretty evident that billions of dollars of bubble money have evaporated from bank balance sheets and home owner’s […]

4 Ways You Can Profit from the Falling US Dollar

April 23, 2008

The value of the US dollar is dropping and hitting many of us smack in the pocketbook.  What can you do about it? It’s a discouraging situation; you’re working just as hard as you always have but your money isn’t going as far, thanks in part to the falling dollar.  It’s also frustrating that it’s such […]

Financial Tips to Help You Make Money in a Bad Economy

April 21, 2008

Welcome to your guide to turning economic lemons into profitable lemonade.  We all know the economy is struggling and we’re all worried about it.  The sub-prime mortgage mess, the credit bubble bursting, the weak and falling US dollar, high gas prices, and a recession are more than enough to keep us up at night. The […]

Earth Day Profits – How You Can Make Money from Saving the Environment

April 20, 2008

How many stories have you heard about big business ruining the environment?  Of course the ones that stand out most in our minds are those that effect humans, like A Civil Action or Erin Brockovich, but there are countless other documented examples of corporations making a buck at the expense of nature. The good news […]

Blockbuster Free Trial – One Month of Total Access Online Movie Rental

April 19, 2008

What’s better than a two week free trial of online DVD rentals?  How about a whole month free trial? I’ve written before how we’ve used Blockbuster free trials to get free movies and just last week I talked about an offer I’d seen for a two week free trial of Blockbuster Total Access. I mentioned […]

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