Most of us scoff at the idea of just throwing money away. However, you might actually be doing just that -- every day. There are a number of practices, seemingly commonplace, that result in wasted … [Read more...] about 9 Common Ways You Could Be Wasting Your Money
One of the most important things you can do for your financial security is to build an emergency fund. Unfortunately, many Americans aren't prepared with a fund that they can tap in the event of a … [Read more...] about Is It Time to Dip Into Your Emergency Fund?
One of the budgeting techniques that has gained some popularity in recent years is the zero based budget. In this budget, you make sure that every dollar is accounted for at the beginning of the … [Read more...] about Is A Zero Based Budget Right For You?
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
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
In the past, I've made big lists of New Year's resolutions, only to give up on most of them within a couple of months. Having several money goals to focus on is a bit much, and you can easily become … [Read more...] about New Year Money Goal: Pick One Big Thing To Accomplish
There are times when it seems as though your money is in charge of you. At times, whether it's because you are anxious and stressed, or just because you're busy and feel you don't have time to manage … [Read more...] about Budget Out Of Control? How to Take Charge
In our society, it's expected that you tip when you receive service from different providers. While it can be difficult sometimes to figure out when to tip (the carpet layers? what about the guy … [Read more...] about How Do You Figure Your Tips?
No one likes to pay extra money. However, there are a number of fees that you end up paying as you go through life. Indeed, it seems as though there are always new fees cropping up everywhere you … [Read more...] about How To Avoid Paying 3 Common Fees
Many of us have money dreams. Often, these dreams focus on some point in the future, when you have more money. We think about the things that we'll do when we have more money: Go on vacation, set up a … [Read more...] about What Are You Doing To Make Your Money Dreams A Reality?
Chances are that at some point in your life you will experience some type of financial setback. Indeed, emergencies are part of life. Businesses fail. Medical bills need to be paid. The house … [Read more...] about How Would You Handle A Financial Setback?