Quit Your Job Or Keep Your Job – How to Decide When a New Job’s Right for You

June 30, 2008

Quitting your job isn’t easy but sometimes it’s the right thing to do.  The problem is, it’s not an easy decision to make.  In fact, a lot of times it’s an easy decision to avoid because you can’t figure out what your best options are. Quit Your Job or Not – What’s Best for You?One […]

Who’s In Your Personal Finance Support Group?

June 29, 2008

Do you have friends or family that you can share ideas, ask questions, and garner support from when it comes to money issues? Why would you want to be part of a money network? As the Beatles sang: “I get by with a little help from my friends” It’s really nice to have a group […]

Stock Market Investing 101 – How Can Stocks Make You Money?

June 27, 2008

Investing in the stock market can be overwhelming for a beginner but the potential financial rewards are enough to motivate many people to learn how to invest in stocks.  One mistake that many beginners make is to get caught up right away in buying and selling stocks without really understanding what a share of stock […]

Save Money on Gas – Small, Easy Gas Saving Tips Take a Big Bite Out of High Gas Prices

June 26, 2008

Saving money on gas is more important than ever as fuel prices continue to climb.  Follow these gas saving tips to make it easier for your car to go farther with less fuel. Make Your Car More Fuel Efficient Although we’re the ones shelling out more money for expensive gas, don’t forget your car is still the […]

Stop Whining & Start Making Some Money

June 25, 2008

Are you an economic whiner?  I’ll be the first to admit that I’ve had my share of negative things to say about gas prices, taxes, & government red tape.  However, what I witnessed last week has inspired me to whine less and work harder. If they can do it, so can I… Who are they?  […]

Meet Your Virtual Neighbors – Reader Survey Demographic Results

June 24, 2008

Were you fairly represented in the reader survey?  Check out the results below to see where you fit into the mix of Money Smart Life readers.  If you feel your demographic group was under represented, go ahead and take the survey, I can’t count you if you don’t take the survey! Anyhow here are the […]

Personal Finance Review – Caribbean Vacation Edition

June 23, 2008

We enjoyed our vacation in the sun! We traveled to the Dominican Republic to be part of a beach wedding for one of my wife’s good friends. It hadn’t rained the whole trip but the evening of the wedding the clouds rolled in and the rain came down. Luckily the showers ended in time for […]

For Sale By Owner – How to Market Your House With a Local Area Guide

June 20, 2008

Many home buyers look at dozens of houses in their search for the perfect home.  How can you make yours stand out from the rest, make it appealing and memorable? One of the marketing methods you can use to sell people on the value & benefits of your home is to create a custom local […]

For Sale By Owner – Getting Your House Ready to Sell

June 19, 2008

Preparing your home for sale is kind of like getting ready for a date.  You spend a lot of time getting ready but when those first suitors walk through the door you’re really glad you put in the time. Preparing the HouseOur neighbors spent several weekends organizing, repairing, and cleaning to get their house ready […]

For Sale By Owner – How to Prove Your Home is Worth Your Asking Price

June 18, 2008

If you were a home buyer and the property owner told you all about how wonderful the house was and all the reasons it was a great place to live, would you believe them? Homeowners Are BiasedAfter all, they’re just trying to sell their home and might say anything to close the deal.  Not that most […]

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