Working at Home: Dream or Nightmare?

October 31, 2013

A work-at-home arrangement can seem like an employment dream – especially for the person who has never done it before and sees it as the perfect set up. But I’m here to tell you that it can also be a certified nightmare! Having been a work-at-home dad for many years, I’ve experienced both the dream […]

Is Identity Theft Insurance Worth It?

October 30, 2013

Given that identity theft is becoming a more common problem, it was just a matter of time before someone would come up with an insurance policy designed to protect against it. It’s called identity theft insurance, and it’s a fairly new type of coverage. What is it, and is it worth having? Here are some […]

How to Handle a Spendthrift Spouse

October 29, 2013

We all hope to improve our financial situations over the long run. But what do you do if you have a spendthrift spouse who isn’t on board with your plans for financial improvement? It’s sad but true, that while people seek out all kinds of common ground in a marriage partner, the one area that […]

5 Winning Money Habits for Recent College Graduates

October 28, 2013

It’s unfortunate but true, that out of all the things that college teaches you, winning money habits are not among them. If you are a recent college graduate, it’s almost certain that you’ll have to learn money management for the first time in your life. Sure, you learned a few things about money during your […]

Career and Business: You are Your Brand!

October 25, 2013

One of the things that was driven home while I attended the Financial Blogger Conference recently was the importance of developing your own brand. This doesn’t even have to apply only to those who have their own businesses. Even as you work to climb the career ladder you still need to manage yourself as a […]

How to Put an End to Car Loans Forever

October 24, 2013

For most people, a car loan is the single biggest debt payment they make each month – right after the mortgage payment. But what if you could put an end to car loans forever? How much would that improve your household budget, and your financial situation overall? With the high cost cars today, is that […]

Why You’re Better Off Buying Insurance Through an Insurance Broker or Agent

October 23, 2013

Do you try to go the do-it-yourself route when it comes to buying insurance? Some people do, thinking that they can get a better deal. But whether you are buying life, health, auto, homeowners, or any other type of insurance, you’re generally better off buying through a broker or agent than going it alone. For […]

Car Loans or Credit Cards – Which Do You Pay Off First?

October 22, 2013

We can all agree that paying off debt – any debt – is a good thing. But specific tactics for paying off debt are usually open to debate. There are various debt payoff strategies, such as the debt snowball, that simply have you paying off the smallest debt first, then working your way up. But […]

Can You Get Discounts for Paying Cash?

October 21, 2013

Now that the use of credit cards and debit cards has become so universally accepted, we can often forget that paying cash offers certain benefits. Some merchants and businesses may provide a discount for cash for a variety of reasons that we don’t normally think of. Though we often associate merchants accepting cash as being […]

How to Choose Keywords for Your Resume

October 18, 2013

It’s tough out there for job hunters. If you are looking for a new job, you need to make your resume stand out. And one way to do that is to include keywords. Not only can the right keywords on your resume cue a human resume reader to your fitness for a position, but they […]

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