Advice for Holiday Tipping and Gift Card Giving

This is a guest post. If interested in submitting a Personal Finance Blog Guest Post please read our guest posting policy and then contact us. Tipping during the holiday season to those who provide you a service all year long is a polite and generous acknowledgment of your appreciation for their service. Year-end holiday tipping to those you’ve received […]

3 Steps to Reduce Debt Stress

If you are a little ambivalent about debt, you’re not alone. Most of us like to use credit, but hate it when the bills come due. Sometimes debt problems are self inflicted and other times it’s due to circumstances beyond our control, whatever the reasons if you are experiencing sleepless nights, headaches, stomach aches and […]

The Resume Gets You the Interview, But You Get Yourself the Job

Reader Question: I’m a well-educated woman who is applying for jobs in a competitive market. How do I market myself to be competitive with my male equivalents? – Jasmin Jasmin, I hate that you even need to ask this question. I wish that in 2013 we as women were able to just apply for a […]

The Cost of Materialism. Can you really afford it?

Are you a victim of materialism? What is materialism? Materialism is the overwhelming desire to buy material goods. Enhancing ones social status through buying and accumulating material wealth. Lock the Doors, Close the Shades, Turn Off the Lights This is the scenario used when people want to lay low, be left alone. But with technology […]

Why You Shouldn’t Go To Work Sick

Americans pride themselves on hard work. We celebrate people that push through illness to accomplish a goal. But should we really? When Michael Jordan scored 37 points during the 1997 NBA Finals “Flu Game” people nearly worshipped him as a god. It was pretty incredible. But for us regular office warriors, should we really spill […]

6 Money Saving Tips to Shop Smart

We’re all looking to shop without breaking the bank. Even if it’s just buying necessities, using money saving tips and being frugal, you still got to spend. I’ve compiled several tips that I use all the time to save without having to compromise on quality. Coupons You might have seen the TV show, extreme couponing. It was […]

6 Ways to Jump Start Your Credit Score

When you leave home you’re welcomed into a brand new world full of brand new shiny toys just waiting for you to purchase them. But you don’t have any cash. You did just move out of mom and dad’s after-all. What options do you have? Credit. You’re flooded with credit card offers. They’re practically begging […]

Save Money Driving – Fuel Saving Tips 6 – 10

Are you driving to see family this holiday season? Taking a road trip to see the fam can be cheaper and more (or less) convenient than taking a flight. If you haven’t noticed, in the past 10 days fuel prices have dropped 50 cents in many areas across the country. But don’t be deceived, they’re […]

Dividend Aristocrats 2013 | What type of royalty stock is this?

Earlier this year I was doing my daily morning routine of monitoring my stocks with Google Finance when a news title caught my eye. “S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats 2013….” is what made me click on the article. S&P500 is familiar to me but I had never heard of Dividend Aristocrats, so I thought I’d check […]

Credit Card Pitfalls

Credit cards were introduced as early as the 1900’s by department stores and oil companies. These propritary cards were created to build customer loyalty. It wasn’t until 1946 that a universal credit card called Charg-It came into use, and now we view credit cards as a matter of convenience. Who could have known that this little piece […]