Financial security is a common pursuit. Whether you’re just starting out in the working world or you’re looking to retire, financial security or the pursuit of financial security is of large importance for you. Unfortunately, a [...]
One of the questions that confronts many of us when we start thinking about money, and where to spend it, is what constitutes “value.” Many of us want to know that we are getting good value [...]
In the last few years, there has been a move toward using software and web-based applications to help consumers manage their finances. However, many of the tools are somewhat lacking in sophistication. Applications like Mint.com might [...]
When it comes to your money, sometimes it’s difficult to separate old wives’ tales from solid financial advice. As with any other conventional wisdom, just because everybody knows something to be true doesn’t actually make it [...]
You can achieve financial freedom…as long as you want it and work hard for it. Unless you are part of the 1%, your journey on the road to financial freedom will be a long one. In [...]
Young adults today have a wide range of financial struggles. For the most part, they have too much debt, bad spending habits, not enough savings and poor investing skills. Throw in today’s record unemployment for young [...]
Saving for retirement is important. Even if you plan to work until the day you die, you never know what kinds of health problems might come up, forcing your retirement. But in this tough economy, who [...]
You wake up one morning to find that your refrigerator isn’t working. Or your car won’t start. Or your computer is displaying the blue screen of death. Your mind automatically starts calculating the cost of an [...]
Advances in technology have made it possible for more people than ever to be their own bosses. It is exciting to think that you could be self-employed. However, there are some downsides to being self-employed. One [...]
When you set up your retirement account, or buy life insurance, chances are that you asked who you would like your beneficiaries to be. This is an important piece of information, since it determines what happens [...]
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