Your 20s can be a complicated time. For the first time, you may be on your own financially and it’s likely that you’ve never been taught the basics of good money management. If you’re struggling just … [Read more...] about The 6 Harsh Money Truths You Need to Learn Before Turning 30
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Did you make a resolution to do a better job with your finances this year? If, so we have good news. It’s possible we’ll see cuts in our income taxes this year, and the labor, housing, and banking … [Read more...] about 6 Smart Financial Things You Absolutely Need to Do This Year
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Let's face it. Thinking about personal finances isn't much fun unless you're a member of that fortunate 1%. Of course, if you're a member of the 1%, you probably don't have to think much about your … [Read more...] about 17 Nuggets Of Wisdom That Could Help Improve Your Financial Life
Did your parents teach you to be a smart money manager? If so, consider yourself lucky. Most parents will talk to their kids about the birds and the bees but not about budgets and CDs. They must … [Read more...] about 12 Keys To Making Better Decisions About Your Personal Finances
Do you believe you have a high personal finance IQ? Well, if so you can consider yourself to be both smart and well informed. The COUNTRY Financial Security Index found that most Americans just don’t … [Read more...] about Three Questions To Test Your Personal Finance IQ
There are a number of ideas about money management that you may have been taught over the years – either by your parents, a teacher or books you read. Of course, some of these are still true. For … [Read more...] about 5 Conventional Ideas About Money Management You Might Want To Forget
If you are like many of us, you’d just love to be a better money manager. The problem is that good money management is hard. It takes time and dedication. For example, you should really be tracking … [Read more...] about How To (Almost) Instantly Improve Your Finances For 2014
You do know you have a credit report, right? Right? Well, technically that isn't right. It’s because you actually have three credit reports, one from each of the three credit bureaus–Experian, Equifax … [Read more...] about How To Read Your Credit Reports
Do your kids learn anything about personal finances in school? My three certainly didn’t. We have seen kids taught about life in ancient Egypt but nothing about how to manage money here in … [Read more...] about Teaching Your Kids Smart Money Management Skills
You’ve probably heard that old story about ostriches and how they stick their heads in the sand when they feel they are in danger. Well, that's a myth. The reason why ostriches stick their head in the … [Read more...] about 8 Signs That You Could Be Headed For A Financial Catastrophe
We sometimes sit in amazement when we think about the massive changes that the Internet has made in our lives. We once worked for a company that was almost literally destroyed by the Internet. On the … [Read more...] about Can You Really Trust Those Online-only Banks And Lenders?
It’s definitely that time of year. Millions of kids across America will soon be starting elementary, middle and high school, not counting another several million who will be starting or returning to … [Read more...] about 5 Money Saving Tips For Back-To-School Shopping
Being in debt means you had been spending more than what you should have. It led to the debt amount that you are currently buried under and you know that has to change. One of the changes that you … [Read more...] about Is A Frugal Budget Really Helpful?
You might find it hard to believe that star athletes and lottery winners have something in common but they do. Both have suddenly come into large sums of money without being prepared to handle … [Read more...] about What Star Athletes And Lottery Winners Have In Common