Budgeting

Saving Money: Small Changes for Big Results

February 27, 2015
Saving Money

We all know that we need to save money but, for those of us who have been playing the savings game, sometimes cutting out our daily latte and making our own lunches, just won’t cut it anymore. The good news is that there are things you can do now that will help save money later. […]

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Frugal Valentine’s Day: Mind Your Budget

February 9, 2015
Frugal Valentine

The National Retail Federation reports that, in 2014, the average American spent a whopping $133.91 on Valentine’s Day cards, dinners out, candy and flowers. While you might want to treat your sweetheart to a fancy meal or bouquet of long-stem roses, you’re not made of money. You have a significant other, but you also have […]

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Three Tips on Budgeting for a New Vehicle

September 15, 2014
Budgeting for a new vehicle

Although you might not want to admit it, your car is starting to show signs of age. From mysterious creaks and oil leaks in the driveway to the odometer that is creeping up to 150,000 miles and beyond, your beloved car is probably getting ready to retire. While you know you need to purchase a […]

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Getting Your Budget Right: Personal Finance Ratios

February 28, 2014
Personal Finance Ratios

Household budgeting is an important part of managing finances. Without a budget, it can be hard to manage where your money is spent efficiently. The lack of a budget is one of the main reasons why many people struggle to live within their means. Beyond the lack of a budget, another potential mistake is to […]

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Experiences Alone Can Be Worth a Million Dollars

August 2, 2013
August Blog Giveaway

Life can sure be a interesting ride a lot of the time. Things don’t always go as you might have planned. You might remember a few months ago I told you a story about how  I was hit by a car as I walked across the street, when I was living in Chicago. That was […]

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Five Budget Killers You Can Avoid

August 1, 2013
budget

A budget is an essential step towards financial responsibility and stability but certain thing can seriously derail your plans if left unchecked. Here are five budget killers that you should avoid: Addictions Nothing puts a strain on your finances in the same way as an addiction. In most cases, when someone takes a financial misstep […]

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Three Great Fixes for Stressful Finances

July 18, 2013

Trying to get your finances under control can be stressful. In recent years the cost of living has risen to astronomical levels and even the most carefully structured monthly budgets for your home or your business can still turn out a few unexpected surprises. The problem often lies with irregular and unexpected payments which aren’t […]

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