Personal Finance

8 Simple Steps to Financial Freedom

8 Simple Steps to Financial Freedom

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 […]

3 Ideas to Help Young Adults Improve Their Finances

3 Ideas to Help Young Adults Improve Their Finances

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 the Frugal Way

Saving for Retirement the Frugal Way

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 […]

How to Decide Whether to Repair or Replace

How to Decide Whether to Repair or Replace

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 […]

Making Self Employed Health Insurance Affordable

Making Self Employed Health Insurance Affordable

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 […]

Why You Should Review and Update Account Beneficiaries Regularly

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 […]

Simplify Your Finances with Online Bill Pay

With so many bills to pay, and so many accounts, it’s easy to see why some people become overwhelmed with their finances. Finances seem complex and scary when you have to write check after check each […]

Are You Really Changing Your Financial Behaviors? Or Just Fixing the Symptoms?

A lot of us like to think that we can get a fresh start with our finances. We know that something needs to be done, and it feels like we’re fixing things when a big, dramatic […]

Failure to Plan is the Biggest Financial Mistake You’ll Ever Make

Richard Cushing once said, “Always plan ahead. It wasn’t raining when Noah built the ark.” There’s a lot of truth to that statement. Failure to plan is the biggest financial mistake you’ll ever make. On Sunday […]

How to Save Money on Gas

Fuel prices are going up, up, up. By this summer, the experts say gas will be above $4.00 a gallon. That doesn’t bode well for the summer vacation season. And for those on an already too-tight […]

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