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 […]

How to Budget When Having a Baby

May 22, 2013

Becoming a parent for the first time is thrilling and terrifying on several fronts, not the least of which is budgeting. You know having a baby is going to cost you dearly in the wallet, but how much? Should you set aside $50 per month for diapers and other regular expenses? Should you anticipate dropping […]

10 Tools for Meeting Your Money Savings Goals

April 15, 2013

Are you looking for a way to boost your savings goals? Thanks to technology, there are plenty of tools out there that can help you reach your goals – no matter what you are trying to accomplish. Here are some tools that can help you meet your money savings goals: Mint: If you want to […]

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