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Tips To Achieve Financial Success In Your Lifetime

Thursday, January 7, 2010, 10:25 AM | 4 Comments

For some folks, financial success means peace of mind and not worry about debt and its intricacies. For others, it means more. More than they already have, no matter how much. If they get hands on $19 million, they are not satisfied. They would use any means necessary to be financially successful. Let’s talk about […]



Something Less Flashy Will Do Just Fine

Tuesday, December 15, 2009, 2:32 AM | Leave Comment

A time comes that an increasing number of people get tired of routine things to do, one of which is shopping. Especially in today’s rotten economy, when you do shopping just for the sake of shopping, because you have nothing much else to do, you must change your habits. The general populace is being hit […]



Whacha Gonna Do When The Malls Call On You?

Tuesday, November 24, 2009, 11:38 AM | Leave Comment

This year, many folks have been laid off as we all know. The personal finance experts say “Less work, but more time with family! Less credit, but smarter spending!” Whether you are one of the many who don’t have a job this shopping season – that includes yours truly – or are gainfully employed, be […]



3 Steps To Take Charge Of Your Finances

Wednesday, September 23, 2009, 6:00 AM | Leave Comment

The last year and a half, we have gone through a lot, to say the least, in our finances. Good or bad times, we must keep these three basic principles in mind to help you regain control of your finances. Also, you need to focus and concentrate on your personal finances, especially your debt. Don’t […]



The Fundamental Principle Of Personal Finance

Friday, September 11, 2009, 6:01 AM | Leave Comment

Many Americans under 35 can’t manage the basic financial building blocks of an adult life, according to a survey of young workers published by the AFL-CIO. The union calls the last ten years a “lost decade” for these young people during which many fell short on critical responsibilities like getting their own place, finding a […]



Married or Divorced, Boost Your Income

Thursday, August 27, 2009, 6:28 AM | 1 Comment

It’s hard to believe but every year retirees pass up to the tune of more than $10 billion in Social Security benefits. How does it happen? Because of the spousal benefits that a lot of folks don’t know about and so they don’t claim from the department. These benefits can increase your income and solve […]



Buy Generic And Save Without Sacrificing Quality

Monday, August 17, 2009, 5:47 AM | 4 Comments

Buying generic will trim your bill on your everyday shopping. I always buy generic if it is available. Anything generic may not come in a pretty bottle or be as tasty as your favorite brands, but in many cases, the only thing that’s not premium about generics is the price. That’s because some generic brands […]



Thrifty Is The Latest Back-To-School Trend

Monday, August 3, 2009, 7:05 AM | Leave Comment

There is an article in The Baltimore Sun by Mae Anderson The Associated Press August 3, 2009. Excerpts from the article Stores are doing more than ever to win business this back-to-school season — lengthening it; focusing on more T-shirts, lower-priced jeans and other basics; and promoting 50-cent boxes of pens and outright giveaways to […]



Can You Really Save On Gas?

Friday, June 26, 2009, 5:41 AM | 16 Comments

Definitely, according to Energy Information Administration (EIA), you sure can. Prices have been on the rise steadily since it bottomed out late last year. In Tysons Corner, VA, one gas station I went to was selling gas for less than $1.55 a gallon. The experts tell us that the reason for the increase in price […]



Buying A Safe Car Saves You Money

Monday, May 18, 2009, 6:00 AM | Leave Comment

If you are like most people shopping for a new car, safety should rank high among things you are looking for. Every new car must meet certain federal safety standards, but that doesn’t mean that all cars are equally safe. There are still important safety differences, and some vehicles are safer than others. Many automakers […]