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

In The News:

Why It's So Hard to Save Money  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier
FT Money wins press award  Financial Times
YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED  Independent Online
6 Things to Avoid to Live Debt-Free | Debt  U.S. News & World Report
Insurers' front line needs fixing  Independent Online
Enjoy Your Latte and Retirement, Too  Kiplinger's Personal Finance
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7 Simple Ways To Save Money

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Honor Those Who Serve with Checking Account Supplies

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Personal Finance - Have Consumers Had a Belly Full of Personal Debt?

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Budgeting Before Buying

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Are You Sick of the Financial Insecurity of Fluctuating Seasons and Income?

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Budget Planning - Its Elementary My Dear Watson

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Planning Ahead with Your Finances

If you, like most people, have not seriously considered what... Read More

What is ChexSystems?

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Are You Ready To Be Fired?

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Affording a Home

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Planning Your Financial Future

Millions of people give a lot of thought to financial... Read More

Family Money Management: The Importance of Agreement

Are you having problems with debt? Are you afraid to... Read More

Improving Your Financial Position

If you want money you need to learn how to... Read More

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Many people graduate from college owing thousands of dollars in... Read More

Learning the Basics of Handling Money

With prices increasing all the time, saving money can be... Read More

Budgeting Tips to Save Real Money

Sticking to a budget can be difficult, but with so... Read More

The Wright Place - Finances

Women have a love/hate relationship with money. Most of us... Read More

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Most Americans have been brought up to be concerned about... Read More