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:

3 Best Ways to Invest for Retirement  Bristol Herald Courier
Readers Share Tips for Raising Money Smart Kids  Kiplinger's Personal Finance
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Five Secrets for Long-term Financial Success

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Expenses A ? What Are They And What Can We Do About Them

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Vacations Made Easy: Buying a Florida Investment Property

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If All Things Are Possible, Why Cant I Balance My Checkbook?

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When do You Need a Financial Management Company on Your Side?

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Honor Those Who Serve with Checking Account Supplies

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Budgets And Eating - Can They Co-Exist?

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Are you a check fanatic? Don't worry, you aren't alone.... Read More

What is a Traditional IRA?

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Knowing Me, Knowing You: Why ID Protection Plans Are Flawed For Fraud

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Developing a budget? Watch out for Those Budget-Bursting Gremlins

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A Fresh Start for Family Finances in 2005

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The Wright Place - Finances

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How To Reap The Rewards With Rewards Programs

Recently, many of these loyalty rewards programs have come to... Read More

Do You Know What Tomorrow Will Bring?

I've been sharing the following idea with people for a... Read More

First Checking Account ? When is it Time?

We all know that money doesn't grow on trees, but... Read More

Budgeting is Essential for a Single Mothers Success

Today many women are struggling with debt and it's even... Read More

Identity Theft is a Major Problem: Whose Responsibility is It to Protect the Consumer?

We have heard a lot about consumers' personal information getting... Read More

Personal Checks ? Extreme Benefits

Millions of people have a checking account and many people... Read More

Financing Collectibles for Fun and Profit

With the advent of the internet and especially auction services... Read More

Retirement Income Needs---Less Than You Think?

It is widely written that you need 75% of your... Read More

Avoiding A Nightmare On Renovation Street

You've decided you want a bigger, better and more desirable... Read More