Money Saving Tips. Maximize Savings on Everyday Items!

Frugal living is more than a lifestyle. It's a passion. Call Me Crazy! I love It!Why, who wouldn't love getting paid to buy products that they use everyday?Here's how I do it.I purchase an item that has a rebate offer (either a store or manufacturer rebate) while it is on... Read More

Top 10+ Ways to Jumpstart your New Year?s Finances!

Of course, these don't have to be done in any particular order! Just pick one or two that particularly apply to your situation. * Create your 2005 filing system. This might include new file folders, a new box to hold them or space in a filing cabinet with easy access.... Read More

Budgeting your Savings - Did You Let Your Piggy Bank Get Away?

I think most of us have at some point in our lives. Some how we forget to feed the little piggy. And, like most neglected "pets", your piggy bank will disappear if you don't feed it. A personal budget is important to create financial independence and setting goals for feeding... Read More

Budget Planning - Its Elementary My Dear Watson

Does it feel like you have to be Sherlock Holmes to solve the mystery behind balancing your personal budget? Are you living a mysterious thriller where your realization of "financial independence and security" is a vicious repeating cycle of debt? Don't be afraid?...Somehow you've ended up lost in the "plastic... Read More

Save Money on your Clothing Budget. Tame the Closet Monster!

Reducing the clothing budget was a serious challenge for me. Two pre-teen girls and a teenage girl certainly didn't make life any easier. My son wasn't much of a challenge. Thank goodness, he's not "fashion conscious".The girls on the other hand were greatly disappointed in the new methods of clothing... Read More

More Money? My Cup Runneth Over...But Im Still Thirsty

Most of us, especially those of us who have debtor's disease (if you have it you know what it is!), have commented or at least thought, "If I could just win the lottery, or sweepstakes, everything would be better." Unfortunately, even if that big dream did come true things probably... Read More

How to Draw a Personal Budget that Works

Many people spend their little income haphazardly without any planning and end up getting broke before month-end. They then borrow to make ends meet and end up with more problems that they fail to repay their debts promptly.However, this is not a prudent way of managing your personal financial affairs.... Read More

5 Ways to Absolutely Destroy Your Finances!

Ben Stein has a book called How to Ruin Your Finances. To be honest, I'm not sure an entire book is needed on the subject-there are some fairly quick and easy ways to accomplish the task. (Before continuing, let me be clear that I do not actually recommend such activities-This... Read More

A Fresh Start for Family Finances in 2005

While 40% to 50% of us make New Year's resolutions on January 1-a ritual that has existed since ancient times-approximately 60% to 80% of us have already broken them by the end of February, according to researchers.It's still not too late, however, to reset the trajectory on your family's finances,... Read More

Money Matters: Strengthen Your Marriage by Putting Finances in Order

Did you know that 43% of all married couples argue over money issues, making it the major reason couples fight? If you and your spouse handle money differently, now is the time to talk, establish expectations, and draw up a financial plan.Money is a very big part of a marriage.... Read More

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How strategic personal finance management can help pick the most suitable investments for you  Economic TimesBeing in charge of our wealth is to stay focused on what we want our money to do for us and driving decisions in that direction in a disciplined manner.
Creating harmony between spenders and savers  Independent OnlineYou're a spender. Your partner's a saver. If your “match made in heaven” had a critical stress node, this would be it. To add insult to injury, it's the holidays and ...
Weekend catchup — this week’s personal finance headlines  Financial TimesPublic spending has increased in the south of England since the financial crisis but has fallen in the more deprived north, write Andy Bounds and Chris Tighe.
Business of cryptocurrencies  IOLCryptocurrencies continued their slide with a *fresh* bout of losses Friday after the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) dashed hopes that a Bitcoin ...
Africa's pension challenge  Independent OnlineAfric's youthful population and growing middle class are generally considered positive investment themes for the continent, but will African pension systems be ...
Read next on IOL What you need to know about the global economy 10 December 2018  Independent OnlineAs an investor, it pays to filter out the noise, which may lure you into making hasty decisions, while keeping an eye on the investment horizon.
This week in personal finance: Money lessons you should teach your children; how to choose a mutual fund category  Moneycontrol.comFinancial literacy at a young age would include learning basics of things like income, expenses and savings, insurance and its purpose and now money works ...
BNP Paribas Personal Finance and iVendi launch new finance solution  AMBNP Paribas Personal Finance UK has launched a new motor finance solution, in collaboration with iVendi, providing a “strong alternative” to the current market ...
Personal finance wrap: Steps to create a viable long-term financial plan; How balanced is your mutual fund portfolio?  Moneycontrol.comThough financial planning may sound daunting to many people, it is not as difficult as it seems. The starting point is to know the steps one should take in creating ...
Great tips for retirees  Independent OnlineFund management company Marriott, which also specialises in income-producing investments, has two suggestions for retired investors.
taxes: think before you drink the water  Independent OnlineI recently had the privilege of attending a tax conference in the Dominican Republic, writes Christopher Renwick.
Personal finance 101 : Radio Times : Money  WHYYGuests: Helaine Olen, Kristin Wong. Do you have a budget, track your spending, carry too much debt, save for retirement? Many Americans don't do any of those ...
From Salon Marketplace: This app streamlines your personal finance management  SalonCoinKeeper Platinum helps you manage your finances, set budgets, and more with a few taps on your smartphone.
Is aggressive repayment of home loan worth it?  Moneycontrol.comBut the first thing to understand here is that repayment of home loan is non-negotiable and important but a faster prepayment of the loan is not the only thing in ...
Don’t burn your money on these three stocks  Daily NationPlanning to trade shares next year? Here are the companies to avoid.
9 Best Budget Apps for Personal Finance in 2018  TheStreet.comTry these nine mobile budget apps to get your financial house in order....AAPL.
Festive season financial hacks  IOLAdvice for South Africans who are gearing up for the 'silly season' spending frenzy.
How to comply with the new National Minimum Wage  Independent OnlineThe National Minimum Wage will become effective on January 1, 2019. This means that you need to standardise the amount you pay your workers.
'Unfair' Sars penalty regime under fire  Independent OnlineThe South African Institute of Tax Professionals has submitted several proposals to ensure fairness in the treatment of taxpayers by the taxman.
Rich people, middle income group, youngsters: Who needs financial advice the most?  Economic TimesAn online survey by ET Wealth shows that only 12% of investors in India have financial advisers. You too may be missing out on the right kind of guidance.
The Four Horsemen Of The Personal Finance Apocalypse  ValueWalkThe Bible's Book of Revelations and our popular culture speak of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse: Pestilence, War, Famine and Death. Gratefully, for most ...
Tax saving feature and decent returns make NSC an attractive investment option  Moneycontrol.comIt is December and if you are procrastinating investment in a tax saving bank fixed deposit because of low interest on offer, here is an alternative in the form of ...
Personal Finance Show: FTSE 100 vs Brexit and selling US stocks  Investors ChronicleIn this week's Personal Finance Show podcast, the team are joined by Peter Elston, chief investment officer at Seneca Investment Management, and Dave ...
ATU makes personal finance curriculum available to Arkansas high school  Harrison DailyNASHVILLE, Tenn. —Arkansas Tech University (ATU) is sponsoring Ramsey Solutions' Foundations in Personal Finance curriculum to high schools across ...
KMyMoney: Personal Finance Manager software for Windows PC  TWCN Tech NewsKMyMoney is a free software for Windows which helps you track your finance without any accounting degree. What makes KMyMoney different is its user-friendly ...
Kiplinger's Personal Finance: Getting the most from your credit card  Richmond.comWhether you're a big spender, a traveler or a foodie, here are the best rewards credit cards for you:
Personal Finances Are a Top Source of Stress for Americans  TheStreet.comAmericans are more stressed out than ever before, surveys show. And despite the robust GDP and jobs numbers, personal finances still rank as a top source of ...
Central govt staff can now save tax via NPS with only 3-year lock-in  Economic TimesSubstantially reducing the lock in for availing section 80C tax benefit on NPS investment the government has brought it on par with one of the most popular tax ...
Is a Gold IRA Right for You?  Waterloo Cedar Falls CourierGold IRAs function exactly like regular IRAs, except instead of investing in stocks and bonds, you're purchasing gold coins and bullion. Silver, platinum, and ...
PERSONAL FINANCE: The three money mindsets  Daily NationMoney is made or lost in the mind. What goes on in our minds will reflect our actions. Those actions, done on a continuous basis, become our reality. There are ...
Individuals' investment in equity rose 30% in 2017-18, only 7% in FDs: Karvy report  Economic TimesIn the last financial year, direct equities emerged as the preferred investment route for individuals in the country, overtaking traditional savings avenues like fixed ...
Canadians should start thinking outside the box to boost their investment returns  Financial PostI was recently in New York with my son, and we visited Ellis Island. This terrific museum tells the immigration story of the 12 million people who came to the ...
International Men`s Day 2018: Become crorepati! These personal finance `brahmashtras` will never let you go...  Zee BusinessInternational Men's Day 2018: All men want to become reasonably rich, or reach a state of financial wellbeing where they won't have to fear hardships of poverty.
Is a property crash coming? We answer the 20 most pressing personal finance questions  The GuardianShould I buy travel insurance from Ryanair? How much money do I need to retire? And do shops have to accept Scottish banknotes? The Guardian's money ...
OPINION: What insurers must do to win public trust  Independent OnlineA reputation takes years to build, but can take mere seconds to destroy. Has Momentum done enough to redeem itself?
Best Personal Finance Apps  Techtree.comManagement of money, being around a budget and even managing decisions related to investments is so must easier than before in today's world of budget ...
Personal Finance App Market Emerging Trends and Technology 2018 to 2023  TouchstoneThe Personal Finance App Market research report presents a comprehensive assessment of the market and contains qualitative and quantitative insights, ...
Saving for retirement is your top personal finance task  The Globe and MailWhat's your great personal finance-related task in life? My sense is that a lot of people would say it's getting their mortgage paid off as soon as possible.
The Winning Personal Finance Habits of LeBron James, Basketball Great and Actual Friend of Warren Buffett  Inc.You can learn a lot from LeBron James--and not just basketball moves. These 3 key personal finance strategies have made him a top financial guru.
T-Mobile Getting Back into Personal Finance with Digital Checking Account  ECNmag.com11/29/2018 - 12:41pm. Comments · by Bevin Fletcher. AddThis Sharing Buttons. Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Share to Email App Share to Pinterest ...
2018/19 Personal Finance Awards – Winners Announced!  The Money PagesThe votes have been counted and the results are in! Here are your winners for The Money Pages' 21st annual Personal Finance Awards, celebrating the best ...
John Ninfo: Should personal finance classes be required in high school?  MPNnow.comI was recently at a conference that was attended mostly by high school business, finance and economics teachers. As you might expect, during a break, the ...
Avoid these 7 mistakes while dealing with your financial advisor  Moneycontrol.comGood advisors are better used for creating financial plans and may not be the right fit of you if you only want to use them for picking stocks.
PERSONAL FINANCE: Sharing financial wisdom with your kids  The MercuryParents often try to impart their values about money to help their children establish a strong financial foundation. If you are a parent, talking to your kids about ...
Personal finance tips for women with low credit score  Deccan HeraldThe credit score is three digit number computed by credit bureaus to determine your credit-worthiness. It has not only become one of the major factors ...
4 Ways to Improve Personal Finance - Internet  BizReportWhether it's to pay off bills, cover a major expense or something else, sometimes, you need money quickly.
Maximising your year-end bonus  IOLThe 'silly season' is characterised by spending: spending quality time with loved ones, and spending more money than usual, in the process.
Who gets the best deal from Social Security?  Dallas NewsWill you get your money's worth from Social Security?Many are sure they won't.But today we're going to see how the actuaries at the Social Security...
SUNY Oneonta hosts simulation on personal finance | Local News  Oneonta Daily StarStudents at SUNY Oneonta got to take a spin at life after graduation in a financial literacy program held at the college Wednesday.
Some Canadian universities are offering practical personal finance courses  Macleans.caU of T's new class has seen enrolment triple in the year since its inception.
How to fire up your retirement  Independent OnlineMarwan Abrahams, Executive General Manager at Old Mutual Personal Finance shares tips on how to save for retirement.
Rogers sells personal finance site MoneySense to Ratehub  BNNBloomberg.caTORONTO -- The MoneySense personal finance website has been sold by Rogers Media to Ratehub Inc., for an undisclosed amount. Ratehub is a ...
Involve entire family in financial planning: 6 simple steps for wealth creation  Moneycontrol.comSenior members of the family need to educate the young on savings and make it fun by awarding the points if specific saving targets are met.
Personal Finance Show: Yield curves, equities and picking small caps  Investors ChronicleIn this week's Personal Finance Show, the team discuss how politics and central banks dominated the news agenda this week, and how bizarre comments from ...
With the fun comes the need for funds  IOLCreate a household budget to see how much money you have to pay for everything you are planning. Start with non-negotiable items like rent or car repayments ...
Peter Bethlenfalvy: Personal finance lessons should apply to public spending  Ottawa CitizenLast month, I said that fixing Ontario's balance sheet is what keeps me up at night. After 15 years of Liberal mismanagement, our government is working hard to ...
Personal Finance column: Three ways to tune in a better financial frequency  Glenwood Springs Post IndependentAs I got out of my car, the ringing of the Salvation Army bell evoked a warm smile, and I open my purse. On my way to the office,
Here's why your bond is a good 'investment'  Independent OnlineOne of the best “investments” open to ordinary consumers at the moment is just paying off the bond on their own home or an investment property.
Travel insurance, investing and bargain hunting: In Personal Finance this week  News24In personal finance this week: Five reasons to read the small print on travel insurance: The summer holidays are upon us, and for those lucky enough to travel, ...
5 financial tasks to do before December 2018 ends  Economic TimesHere are five tasks you shouldn't miss before the end of December 2018 for a hassle-free new year.
Phishing Attacks: Don't take the bait  IOLPhishing attacks thrive during the holiday season. Here's how you can stay safe.
Personal Finance: Financial planning for the unretired  The Edge Markets MYA growing number of people are finding the idea of retiring at 60 a challenging prospect and are opting to forgo retirement altogether so they can better manage ...
Stay ahead of your money  Daily NationPlanning your money is not a choice. However, many of us – and especially those in employment – don't take the time to plan their finances. You earn, you ...
Confidence drops over retirement provision  Independent.ieAlmost one in two people are concerned that they are financially unprepared for retirement, according to a savings and investment index from the Bank of Ireland ...
Free Personal Finance Apps You Can Take to the Bank  LinuxInsider.comToday's Linux platform accommodates a number of really good financial applications that are more than capable of handling both personal and small-business ...
Interview: Can Suryoday Small Finance Bank sustain its 9% FD rate?  Moneycontrol.comR Baskar Babu, MD & CEO of Suryoday Small Finance Bank (SSFB), talks about the bank's nearly two-year journey, challenges and opportunities for small ...
CNN Business Before the Bell  The SouthernCNN has the day's top business headlines before the opening bell on Wall Street on Monday, December 10.
The Motley Fool's New Personal Finance Website  Motley FoolHere's why you should check out The Ascent for your personal finance needs.
Relief for home loan customers; loans to become more transparent  Moneycontrol.comRBI has suggested use of external benchmarks such as the repo rate, 91-day Treasury bill yield or the 182-day Treasury bill yield produced by Financial ...
What the World’s Most Enraging Personal Finance Diary Tells Us About Capitalism  SlateEarlier this month, the in-house magazine at Wealthsimple, a Canadian online investment manager, published an article titled “Debt: A Love Story.” It featured an ...
Bay Area cities rate high for overall financial fitness among residents  The Mercury NewsFremont has topped yet another ranking from personal finance website WalletHub, this time as the best city for overall financial health among residents.
What if today’s economy is as good as it gets for your personal finances?  The Globe and MailIt's not too soon to start preparing for the next economic downturn. Shrink your debts, build savings and avoid new entanglements that will place additional strain ...
SMEs need to insure against cybercrimes  Independent OnlineCYBERCRIME has become the top risk for small and medium-sized enterprises.
The role psychology plays in personal finance  CNBCTV18Every person who is investing, tends to think that they are rational investors. They say that they carefully evaluate options, weigh the pros and cons and then take ...
Kiplinger's Personal Finance: Smart year-end investment strategies  Richmond.comBefore 2018 ends, investors can use these strategies to reduce their portfolio's risk and their taxes.
The Will to take dignity and security beyond death  Independent OnlineDeath, being the morbid topic that it is, is not openly discussed often enough.
Cryptocurrencies, Square Earnings, and The Motley Fool’s New Personal-Finance Brand  The Motley FoolHere's an interview with our resident cryptocurrency expert, as well as the latest from around the financial sector.
GeekDad Daily Deal: The Complete Personal Finance Course  GeekDadLearn how to manage your finances better with today's Daily Deal, the Complete Personal Finance Course. Get access to 104 lectures and over twelve hours of ...
Personal finance tips for millennials seeking entrepreneurship  The PunchOzioma Ubabukoh Entrepreneurship comes with its own set of wins and challenges. What transforms these challenges into wins is how we tackle them....
Ratehub acquires personal finance site MoneySense  VerdictCanadian online financial products comparison site Ratehub has acquired personal finance site MoneySense from Rogers Media.
Johnnie St. Vrain: Kids today learn plenty about personal finance  Longmont Times-CallDear Johnnie St. Vrain: Financial education is important. What do St. Vrain schools teach students about how to make, use and keep money?
Where to invest $1 million right now  Independent OnlineSix experts reveal promising investment options for substantial sums.
Personal Finance Show: The best growth in India and turning away from banks  Investors ChronicleIn this week's show David Cornell, manager of India Capital Growth Fund (IGC), says where he is finding the best growth opportunities in the Indian market.
How does tax impact your retirement savings?  Independent OnlineOne of the main ways the government encourages people to save for retirement is to offer tax deductions on saving in an approved retirement fund.
The Funded: Personal finance chatbot funded, A10 Networks explores sale  Silicon Valley Business JournalA small funding, a potential M&A deal, and a new job at Andreessen Horowitz for Mike Lempres, the former mayor of Atherton, tops Bay Area startup and venture ...
Read next on IOL The laws you need to know on trusts in SA 10 December  Independent OnlineTrusts became part of South African law after the British occupied the Cape in 1806.
Personal finance class hosts school-wide career fair  The Hillsdale Daily NewsWALDRON — The personal finance class at Waldron Area Schools hosted a school-wide career fair Thursday afternoon.The event sprawled the main area of ...
Is impact investing too good to be true?  Independent OnlineThere is more to socially responsible investing than just avoiding stocks that are against your principles, whether it be guns or tobacco or bad environmental ...
The business of investing according to the rich  Independent OnlineBillionaires and millionaires in the US are arranging loans to have funds readily available so they won't have to sell off investments in the event of an economic ...
The Future of Personal Financial Management Apps | Bank Innovation  bankinnovation.netBank Innovation and its sister accelerator INV Fintech are holding a meetup next week on the topic, "The Future of Next Generation PFMs." During this meetup,
Consumerism is in ombud's blood  Independent OnlineMagauta Mphahlele juggles many hats, serves on numerous boards, and loves nothing more than to find solutions for seemingly intractable problems.
Working on the seas: How does tax impact you  Independent OnlineForgetting the sun, sea and foreign lands you're likely to encounter while navigating the globe, there is the tax benefit afforded to such seafarers.
Ecsponent's new notes offer easy income alternative  IOLEcsponent on Monday announced that it had published a prospectus in respect of a R10 billion Domestic Medium Term Note Programme.
How to avoid this common and billion-dollar student-loan trap  MarketWatchA new analysis tries to estimate the impact of forbearance.
The No. 1 GoFundMe for 2018 and how to buy gift cards that won’t go to waste  MarketWatchHappy Friday, MarketWatchers! Here are the top personal finance stories of the day. Personal Finance. Senators oppose FCC plan for 'rollback of net neutrality' ...
Property market tips: What's ahead for Australian real estate in 2019  The Australian Financial ReviewIf Labor wins the election, an extended delay in the implementation of negative gearing changes will distort the market.
Steps to create a successful long-term financial plan  Moneycontrol.comTo identify the fund's suitability and the percentage allocation to each category and fund, it is really important to identify the risk profile and financial goals of the ...
Four principles for long-term investing  Independent OnlineMany investors are uncertain about where to invest. The following investment principles will stand them in good stead.
Personal Finance Show: Investment trust IPOs and how to play the UK  Investors ChronicleIn this week's show Peter Walls, manager of Unicorn Mastertrust (GB0031218018), considers how conventional this year's equity investment trust launches are ...
This is what billionaires are buying this festive season  Independent OnlineBillionaires, amirite? They didn't get to where they are by wasting money on frivolous things, which means the task of buying a present for one can feel ...
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