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 […]

My 3 Biggest Money Mistakes and How You Can Avoid Them

September 20, 2013

Like most of us, I’ve made my share of money mistakes. I’ve been fortunate that I’ve been able to recover from most of them without too much damage to my finances. However, there are a few that still affect my finances years later, even after they’ve been mostly corrected. Here they are including how you […]

Real Estate Investing: Creative Financing

September 6, 2013

If you have ever met a real estate investor, you know they are from a different breed. When you talk to them, they look as if they know something you don’t. The truth of the matter is they do. They have taken the leap into this world and have found that the hard work truly […]

Where to Find the Best Exchange Rates

September 5, 2013

Stretching your horizons and visiting foreign lands is an enriching experience. Unfortunately not everyone takes U.S. dollars when you travel abroad, and even if they do you have to constantly be aware of the exchange rate they are giving you. It is almost always better to deal in the local currency than to take dollars […]

How to Save on Organic Food

September 3, 2013

Organic food used to be hard to find but has quickly grown in popularity. But do you have to rely on Whole Foods to open a store in your area to be able to get tasty food that isn’t laden with additives and chemicals? And when that happens how many credit cards do you need […]

4 Financial Perks of Traveling with Friends

August 30, 2013

Traveling is great. Being with friends is great. Why not combine the two and get the extra benefit of saving money? Granted, you can’t travel with just anyone. It has to be the right set of friends. Some people are nice to be with a day or two but any longer and things get a […]

5 Signs You’re a Good Money Manager

August 29, 2013

It’s nice to know that you’re doing a good job. However, sometimes you are your severest critic. It can be hard to recognize when you are doing a good job, and when you are on the right track. This is especially true when you are trying to figure out how to manage your money. You […]

Family Financial Etiquette 101

August 28, 2013

Money is still a somewhat-taboo topic in many situations. And I don’t see a lot wrong with that. While my husband and I discuss our finances, and talk about money with our son, I don’t feel a need to share the intimate details of my financial situation with other members of my family – including […]

The Finances of Homeschooling

August 21, 2013

When it comes to my son’s education, I’ve never considered homeschooling. Our personalities are such that it probably wouldn’t work out very well. I don’t like the idea of having to keep him on task with his education, and he just doesn’t like learning anything from me (it’s why someone else teaches him piano – […]

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