Seven Steps to Investing in Yourself

April 10, 2014

Many of us spend the majority of our lives investing in other people’s projects and dreams.  We work long and hard each day to achieve the goals of our employers. We pay 15–45% of our income in taxes to pay for the plans and efforts of our country, state, and county. We invest our money in […]

Are You Prepared for an Emergency?

February 6, 2014

Snowed in? Right now, many people across the United States find themselves snowed in. I’ve been fortunate; even though we’re getting snow, it’s not really out of the ordinary for my region, and it’s not causing serious problems. I live in a mountain valley in the west, so we don’t have ice storms and wet […]

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 […]

When a Person Dies, Who Does the Inheritance Go To?

January 15, 2014

When someone dies, where does their money go? It’s an important question. Figuring out where an inheritance goes can be a difficult process, depending on the situation and what kind of instructions the deceased has left relating to their assets. What actually happens depends on the wishes of the person who has passed, tempered by […]

5 Types of Financial Advisers: What You Need to Know Before You Choose One

December 19, 2013

There are times when you might not be sure what to do with your finances. At that point, it makes sense to call in a professional. Sometimes, a professional can help you get through the thornier issues that you are dealing with. However, it’s important to note that there are different types of financial advisers, […]

Could P2P Lending Help Your Finances?

December 17, 2013

One of the financial opportunities becoming increasingly popular in the United States is peer-to-peer (P2P) lending. P2P lending exists to help borrowers and lenders find each other. In many cases, P2P lending allows ordinary people access to financial opportunities that they might not normally have. P2P lending involves lenders (often “regular folks”) offering funds in […]

When Does it Make Sense to Rent a Home Instead of Buy?

November 22, 2013

For years, the idea of the American Dream has been homeownership. That particular dream, though, is fading a bit. After the last economic crisis and real estate crash, many people are rethinking the idea of buying a home. For some consumers, it just makes more sense to rent. Is the mortgage affordable? One of the […]

Personal Finance Books on Sale

November 11, 2013

How long do you think it takes to write a personal finance book? How long would it take you to write a book on something that you’re really passionate about? What you don’t realize until you get deep into a book project is that you, the author, tend to make the whole process of writing […]

What is Your Personalized Savings Plan?

October 8, 2013

Our retirement plan administator sent us a list of steps to follow to help us save our money. They point out that contributing to our 401(k) should be just one part of a more comprehensive savings plan. Here are those steps that can also help you save some money! 4 Must-Do Savings Steps According to […]

How Well Do You Follow Financial Advice?

October 1, 2013

Have you ever half-followed financial advice? What kind of results have you seen? Health Advice I remember once having a sinus infection and using doctor-prescribed antibiotics with mixed success. The symptoms got to the point where I actually went to bed early two nights in a row, something that hadn’t happened in a year or […]

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