How to Keep You & Your Bank Account Smiling During the Holidays

The holidays are months away, but it is never too early to start planning ahead.  Trust me, your wallet will thank you.  If you’re a procrastinator when it comes to gifts or even budgeting make this year different!  Follow these tips and hopefully you won’t … [Read More...]

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A Carnival of Financial Camaraderie

Want to trump fear and make your finances grow? I've gathered insights from some of the best minds on budgeting, business, and investing. Check out this burgeoning list of free money wisdom. This "carnival" of financial camaraderie is hosted every second week … [Read More...]

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Write it down and make it plan: Start Planning Your Retirement Now

Are you in your 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s or even 60s? It’s time to write out your plan for a successful retirement. It doesn’t matter how much time you have-or don’t-it’s critical that you plan for retirement whether it’s 30 years or 3 years away. If you don’t have … [Read More...]

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 … [Read More...]

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 … [Read More...]

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 … [Read More...]

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 … [Read More...]