Budgeting - Not So Painful...

Ok, most people cringe at the thought of preparing a budget as it brings visions of cutting things out that we want (and sometimes it does require scaling back), such as entertainment, shopping, Starbucks, etc..  However, with proper planning (i.e., budgeting) it can actually give you a roadmap to do or buy the things you want without the guilt.  Furthermore, it gives you greater control over your spending which can sometimes spin out of control.  Admit it, we've all done ...more

4 Easy Ways to Reduce How Much You Owe In Taxes

Not everyone has the luxury of receiving a tax refund.  If you are one of the "unlucky" people who has to pay Uncle Sam every year, here are a few tips that may come in handy....more

Screw Miss Havisham, I needed to learn about interest rates

How does the education system miss something that most of us will need to deal with almost every day of our lives? How does it skip completely, or just touch on a subject that can cause great hardship and has driven people to suicide? It’s not an easy subject to talk about, but not that complicated to learn, yet in school we rarely do. Most of you probably think I’m talking about sex. Sorry to disappoint, but I’m actually talking about money.Sex and money are both topics that a lot of people argue should be taught by parents. But are they?...more

Which Kind of Money Problem Do You Have?

Have you ever gone through a phase where you feel you’re doing everything right, making the necessary changes and sacrifices, but nothing seems to be changing or (better yet) improving?...more
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Paying Off Debt

It's been eighteen days since my last blog post. It feels like forever, but Wordpress spells it out. Eighteen days. And as I ready myself for bed, longing for a goodnight sleep before the workweek begins again (my employer gave us President's Day off, Yea!), I know that sleep will win out over posting a well written blog. Even with a three day weekend, I other things took priority over writing. Writing takes discipline I'm not finding right now, for that, anyway....more

The Dreaded 2014 Budget

It’s that time of year again.  Even if you’re like me and decided not to make ‘New Years’ Resolutions’ per se, and you’ve only chosen one word, the beginning of the year is still valuable for some things....more

Six Steps to Commit: "Red Handbag" to Retirement

By Linda Katz...more

Five Steps to Put Your Money Where Your Values Are

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