Can You Keep Your House When You Lose Your Job?

August 18, 2014

One of the scariest things about losing your job is trying to figure out what you will do about your living arrangements. After all, if you have a mortgage and lose your job, it might make it difficult to keep up with your payments. Whether or not it is practical to keep your home after […]

Do You Have a Plan for a Career Setback?

May 12, 2014

The idea of losing your job, or experiencing a large cut in your hours, is probably not one that you want to think about. However, the reality is that the economy is changing, as is the job landscape. I’m a freelancer, and I don’t have to worry about being “laid off,” but even I think […]

What to Do After a Layoff

February 10, 2014

Deciding what to do after a layoff is tricky because there are so many things to think about at once when you’re laid off. You worry about how to pay your bills, find a new job, handle your expiring benefits, find health insurance, tell your friends and family, and relaunch your career. To help you […]

Are You Paying Enough Attention to Your Finances?

January 21, 2014

At times, it’s all too easy let financial matters slip through the cracks. However, you need to make sure that you are on top of your finances in order to make the most of your money – you know that! Here are some of the problems that you can encounter if you don’t take the […]

Earn Extra Money for the Holidays – 10 Ways to Boost Your Gift Budget

November 29, 2013

It’s hard not to break out the credit cards during the holidays when you don’t have any extra money to buy gifts. Budgeting and planning ahead of time for Christmas gift shopping is the key to staying away from getting into holiday debt. However, some of you have budgets that are too tight to save extra […]

How to Pay Your Bills When You’re Broke

November 7, 2013

What happens when you’re broke, but you have bills to pay? This is a difficult situation faced by thousands of people each day. Figuring out what to do when you’re out of money and can’t pay your bills can be very stressful and unpleasant. Late fees start to pile up, and, in some cases, you […]

4 Tips for Working More Effectively with a Financial Professional

November 4, 2013

We all need help sometimes, and this includes with our finances. If you are unsure of how to proceed with your finances, it might make sense to meet with a financial professional or planner who can help you out. Before you begin working with a professional, though, you need to prepare. You will be paying […]

Get Your Finances in Order Today – Before Things Get Worse!

October 10, 2013

When you feel overwhelmed, it is often difficult to become motivated to take action. This is especially true when you feel as though your finances are a mess. Disorderly finances cause problems, and can cost you more in the long run. Even though it seems an insurmountable task, it is best to get your finances […]

How to Perform a Financial Checkup on Yourself

May 31, 2013

I could hardly believe it when I looked at the calendar and realized that the year is halfway over. This time of year is a perfect time for performing a financial checkup on yourself. A financial checkup can help you pinpoint problems with your finances, and recognize issues that need attention. As you perform a […]

Are You Financially Ready for Moving?

May 29, 2013

I’ve been thinking a lot about moving lately. My sister’s family is preparing for a cross-country move, and I wonder if I’ll be moving sometime soon. My husband is getting tired of being an adjunct professor, and he’s getting serious about applying for jobs at other universities. As a result of this new reality, I […]

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