For many of us, it's difficult to know what to do when it comes to our finances. There are so many decisions to make. While the basic "live within your means" advice can apply, the reality is that … [Read more...] about Who Do You Trust For Money Advice?
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One of the most difficult issues to overcome is debt. If you have a lot of debt, it can be difficult to move forward with your finances. The interest payments suck away your disposable income, and … [Read more...] about 3 Signs You Need Help with Your Debt
One of the basic pieces of advice that we are often given about money is to save more. But where do you put that money? And what should you do with it? Create Goals for Your Savings While … [Read more...] about What Do You Do With Your Savings?
There are people out there who are made to be landlords. They like the idea of having someone else pay the mortgage on a home or apartment building and enjoying the ability to build equity on the … [Read more...] about Why I’d Rather Pay $10,000 to Unload My House Than Become a Landlord
Now that the economy has picked up some, the housing market is recovering a little, and memories of the financial crisis are fading, some lenders are re-introducing a few "creative" financing methods. … [Read more...] about Watch Out for Interest-Only Home Loans
When many Americans think about retirement, they are pessimistic -- and for good reason. According to a recent COUNTRY Financial Security Index survey, 25 percent of Americans say that they are not … [Read more...] about How To Stop Feeling Pessimistic About Retirement
For me, summer is time of shifting financial priorities. First of all, there is a lot to do, and from summer camps for my son to camping trips to summer holiday celebrations for the whole family, the … [Read more...] about 3 Tips for Keeping Your Summer Budget Under Control
When you look at the stresses in your life, chances are that money is at the top of the list. After all, most Americans are struggling with all sorts of money issues, from finding themselves saddled … [Read more...] about 5 Tips for Reducing Financial Stress
It's been more than 15 years since I began looking through financial aid letters. At the time, I organized my school choices by scholarships I received, and only thought about student loans after … [Read more...] about Paying for Education: How to Understand Financial Aid Letters
I'm getting ready for a few months that include quite a bit of travel. While I don't usually run into problems when I fly, my husband has had a couple of experiences with canceled flights. Twice … [Read more...] about How To Handle A Canceled Flight
One of the items that consumers have to contend with is inflation. Prices are always going up -- even if wages are stagnating. Recently, one of the areas that has seen some rather dramatic inflation … [Read more...] about Your Grocery Bill Could Rise with Dairy Prices
My tax preparer is a life saver. Ever since I formed my LLC and began investing, my taxes have been a bit on the complex side. As a result, an accountant prepares my tax returns each year (one for the … [Read more...] about Can You Trust Your Tax Preparer?