Personal Finance

Getting Back to Financial Basics

Getting Back to Financial Basics

In a lot of ways, the recent recession has been a major wake up call. We realize that many of the complicated and creative financial products that ushered in a boom of ridiculous proportions also result […]

5 Things You Should Never Keep in Your Wallet or Purse

5 Things You Should Never Keep in Your Wallet or Purse

Many of us “keep our lives” in our wallets or purses. It’s true that these items can be helpful in helping us carry various items about. I keep sources of payment in my purse, along with […]

Tax Deductions You Can Take After December 31st…It’s Not Too Late

For the most part, if you want to count a tax deduction for a particular tax year, you need to spend the money in that year. However, even though it is now 2013, there are still […]

Should You Do Your Own Taxes or Hire an Accountant?

Should You Do Your Own Taxes or Hire an Accountant?

One of the ways that you can save money is by doing your own taxes. You can do your own taxes by hand, or use tax prep software. No matter which method you choose, chances are […]

Setting Less Financial Goals for a Greater Chance of Success

Setting Less Financial Goals for a Greater Chance of Success

One of the things that used to trip me up about setting financial goals is that I would set so many of them. I was going to pay off my credit cards, max out my retirement […]

Make Better Financial Decisions: Take Care of Yourself

Make Better Financial Decisions: Take Care of Yourself

If you want to make better financial decisions, one of the best things you can do is to take care of yourself. It’s not just about seeing a lower health insurance bill because you are in […]

3 Tips to Help You Achieve Financial Security

3 Tips to Help You Achieve Financial Security

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 […]

What Does Good Value Mean to You?

What Does Good Value Mean to You?

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 […]

Quite Possibly the Best Free Personal Wealth Management Tool

Quite Possibly the Best Free Personal Wealth Management Tool

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 […]

5 Common Money Myths to Watch Out For

5 Common Money Myths to Watch Out For

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 […]

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