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Four Ways to Help You Manage Your Budget

Tuesday, October 29, 2013, 1:00 AM | Leave Comment

Budgeting is not easy. It takes careful planning and discipline. Also, a budget should not be static. It should change as your needs and circumstances change. The following tips can help you manage your budget: Keep it in Writing Maintaining a budget in your head is almost impossible. Most people have too many expenses to […]

Preparing Your House For The Market: Five Touch-Ups That Will Make A Difference

Sunday, October 27, 2013, 1:00 AM | Leave Comment

Preparing your home for sale can be an overwhelming process in any market, but particularly in today’s competitive buyer’s market. Here are five things you should not overlook when trying to sell your home. Start With A Clean Pallet Buyers are looking for homes they can move into and live in without having to spend […]

Getting Creative: Ways to Finance For New Appliances

Tuesday, October 22, 2013, 1:00 AM | Leave Comment

The process of finding new appliances can be daunting, but trying to come up with the money to pay for those appliances can be a nightmare for some. There are some creative ways that you can pay for a new appliance whether one in your home has stopped working, or if you want to upgrade […]

6 Financial Disasters to Avoid

Friday, October 18, 2013, 1:00 AM | 1 Comment

A life of financial freedom is part of the “American Dream,” but some neglect to plan for it. Most people live paycheck to paycheck, not realizing a financial disaster can sneak up on you from out of nowhere and wreak havoc on your life for years to come. The best way to avoid a financial […]

Family Finances: Six Musts for Teaching Your Kids About Handling Money

Wednesday, October 16, 2013, 6:00 AM | 4 Comments

In today’s society, knowledge of handling money is invaluable. Unfortunately, many college freshmen leave home without an understanding of basic financial principles. This lack of knowledge leaves them susceptible to poor decision-making regarding their finances, but prevention is the key. Using the six guidelines below to teach young children about money enables them to become […]

So You’re Getting Married: The Next Big Decisions in Your American Dream

Monday, October 14, 2013, 1:00 AM | Leave Comment

Getting married is one of the biggest decisions in life, and will alter every aspect of both you and your spouse’s future. Between deciding where to live, to choosing how large your family will be, there are several decisions that must be weighed to determine how your lives will look. Careers For two people merging […]

Money Tips: Five Financial Steps to Take Post Divorce

Saturday, October 12, 2013, 1:00 AM | Leave Comment

There is nothing easy about divorce. Once you decide that divorce is inevitable, you have to go through a long process of making the divorce legal and separating your assets. With the dissolution of marriage comes change, and one of the biggest changes you must prepare for is living off of a single income. After […]

What to Expect: Five Unexpected Expenses During a Divorce

Tuesday, October 8, 2013, 1:00 AM | Leave Comment

There is no getting around the reality that divorce is messy, emotionally painful and disruptive to your life. It is also recognized that divorce can be expensive as well. Everyone expects many of the costs of divorce – legal bills, experts to help in a custody battle, the expense of setting up a new household […]

Understand Federal Budget In Terms Of Deficit, Debt, Interest

Sunday, October 6, 2013, 1:00 AM | Leave Comment

The federal budget has three characteristics attached to it: deficit (or surplus though rarely), debt, and interest. Come to think of it, that’s exactly how family finances behave as well. There will always be debt and interest. Budget of any government in the world has these two characteristics attached to it. You can say that […]

Stressed about Paying Bills? 4 Suggestions to Ease Your Mind

Tuesday, October 1, 2013, 1:00 AM | Leave Comment

The one thing that you can be certain about in life is that the bills will always be waiting for you pay them. When you are dealing with tough economic times, it may be stressful to think about how you will pay those bills. Here are some suggestions to help you pay those bills without […]