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11 Steps To Get Your Finances In Order

Thursday, February 9, 2012, 2:00 AM | 2 Comments

The bad economy keeps dragging its feet and pulling down the pants off of our personal finances. Needless to say these are uncertain times which makes it essential to update our financial plans this year, next year and every year that comes along while we are still living. It’s more crucial now than ever to […]

The Euro Debt Is Big But Personal Debt Can Feel Bigger

Friday, February 3, 2012, 2:00 AM | Leave Comment

Whole nations are bringing in austerity measures following the financial crisis and the Euro debt crisis, but how does this relate to the man on the street? Many people are in a dire situation with their finances – wage increases aren’t keeping up with the rate of inflation, which peaked at 5.2% last year in […]

Understand Your Medical Bills

Friday, September 9, 2011, 2:00 AM | Leave Comment

A couple of months ago, I went to the hospital with a family friend who was sick. He was admitted and was inpatient for two days. When he got back home, medical bills followed him after a couple of weeks. At first, he thought it would be just one bill and he and his insurance […]

Understand Personal Finance And Live Within Means

Friday, July 1, 2011, 2:00 AM | Leave Comment

In school, and I don’t mean just high school – try elementary – we have begun to talk about sex. In some schools, we have been talking about sex to children for some years now. We have yet to talk about personal finances to our kids. I hear a lot about people not having enough […]

What Every Married Woman Should Know About Money

Sunday, July 11, 2010, 10:16 AM | 2 Comments

A lady friend of mine suggested to write about a married woman finances and how best she should approach it. The wife is likely to fall victim to Divorce or Death of her husband. Statistics show that about one-half of all marriages end in divorce in the United States. Nearly 80% of married women become […]

Financial Strategies For Working Couples

Thursday, July 8, 2010, 6:38 AM | 1 Comment

For a variety of reasons, few two-income couples take full advantage of their financial power, and they generally don’t concentrate on making their money work for them. If you both were living separately, you would each have rent or mortgage payments with all kinds of bills to pay. Besides, you would each tend to dine […]

Free Finance Spreadsheets Powered By Praxis Templates

Tuesday, June 15, 2010, 12:06 AM | Leave Comment

Praxis Templates have developed finance templates in the form of spreadsheets that are extremely easy to understand and use. The company has used the more popular MS EXCEL as the basis for the templates. In order to fully use and benefit from these spreadsheet, it is better you have MS EXCEL installed on your computer. […]

Donna Simpson Is Determined To Reach The 1000 lb. Mark

Thursday, March 18, 2010, 3:32 PM | 6 Comments

In the age of the current euphoria to get the thinnest possible – some have died in the process to become one, here comes a New Jersey female of 42 years to reach and cross the 1000lb. mark. She goes by the name Donna Simpson. At present, she weighs more than 590lbs. She is determined […]

Is The Country Known As The U.S. Financially Governable?

Thursday, February 18, 2010, 12:25 AM | 1 Comment

The title for today’s post is part of a statement given by G. William Hoagland, who was a fiscal policy adviser to Senate Republican leaders and a witness to past bipartisan budget summits. “These days I wonder if this country is even governable.” On Feb. 15, 2010, Senator Evan Bayh of Indiana – son of […]

Stop the Abuse: It’s time to break up with your Big Bank

Saturday, January 16, 2010, 4:07 AM | Leave Comment

One of my favorite TV hosts, Bill Maher, who keeps making excellent comments on politics and religion, among other subjects, has written an article on big banks on huffingtonpost.com. I have been following his shows for quite some time now. But this is the first time I read his article about banks and big banks […]