Finance

Make Saving Fun for Your Child

February 12th, 2013 posted by Mia Cronan

We all set out with the very best of intentions every year to “start saving more.” But something always come up; something we didn’t expect. It might be a refrigerator […]

10 Tips to Help You Save on Gasoline

February 12th, 2013 posted by Jeffrey Strain

Gas prices continue to be near all time highs meaning that car travel is taking a larger portion out of each of your paychecks. AAA estimates that the cost of […]

GETting Money with BudGETing – Part 2

February 12th, 2013 posted by Jane Chidester

Out with the Old… The envelope method. This system has been around for a long time and has been used by many people. The idea behind this method is to […]

Teaching Your Child the ABC’s of Money

February 12th, 2013 posted by IHateFinancialPlanning.com

Aaaarrrrrgh!!*!!*!! Do you scream every time you hear your kids say in that whiney, all-too familiar tone, “I want it, I need it, all the other kids have it.” Do […]

Canceling a Credit Card

February 12th, 2013 posted by Gary Foreman

Family Fun Tricks & Treats : 100 Wickedly Easy Costumes, Crafts, Games and Foods Familyfun Parties Q: Both my husband and I are recent college grads who are in over […]

Living On What’s Left

February 12th, 2013 posted by Terry Rigg

Are you one of those people that pay your bills no matter what? That is an admirable trait to have when managing your money. You made the bill and you […]

10 Steps to Improve Your Financial Situation

February 12th, 2013 posted by Gregory Thomas

by Gregory Thomas Your credit is important, whether or not you ever use it to purchase things, it tells anyone who looks at it how you handle your finances. Here […]

GETting Money with BudGETing

February 12th, 2013 posted by Jane Chidester

What I’m about to say will be counterintuitive to most, I know. I hope to prove in a series of brief articles that making budgeting a way of life is […]

Teaching Kids Their Financial ABC’s

February 12th, 2013 posted by Julie Kletzman

In this article, I will hopefully be passing on vital information to you about teaching your children good money management skills. In the process, of course, you too will hopefully […]

Cancel Our PMI?

February 12th, 2013 posted by Gary Foreman

My husband and I bought a house 18 months ago. We went in with less than 20% down, and so are stuck paying mortgage insurance to the tune of over […]

Keeping Credit Card Fraud At Bay

February 12th, 2013 posted by CY Fun

Credit cards are a dime a dozen these days and fraudsters are wasting no time in zooming in on technological improvement to cash in on this cashless payment system. We, […]

Get Ready, Get Set, Go!

February 12th, 2013 posted by Jane Chidester

With the development of any new habit-and budgeting is just that-a habit, the standard advice is to start small. Take baby steps, push yourself forward to the next one, and […]

Squash the Squabling

February 12th, 2013 posted by Mia Cronan

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Bye, Bye Bills!

February 12th, 2013 posted by Nancy Twigg

by Nancy Twigg Does your family have credit card bills or other debt that won’t seem to go away no matter how much extra you pay each month? If so, […]

Keep the Joy, Ditch the Debt: Smart Spending During the Holidays

February 12th, 2013 posted by Faye Prosser

Picture this: You are gathered together with your family while they excitedly open their holiday gifts. The anticipation of this moment has been building for months. Gift after gift, the […]

Five Money Issues Couples Must Never Fight Over

February 12th, 2013 posted by A.B. Jacobs

by A.B. Jacobs It’s normal that spouses harbor different opinions on a variety of subjects. The two maroon shirts I occasionally wear-and love-are regarded by my wife as particularly ugly. […]

Should We Fix Our Mortgage?

February 12th, 2013 posted by Gary Foreman

“My husband got us into a variable rate mortgage and I would like to change it to a fixed rate. We are paying 8% now and I am scared about […]

BudgetYes!

February 12th, 2013 posted by Amanda Formaro

[an error occurred while processing this directive] In BudgetYes! you will find solutions to your problems of wandering funds, missing money and unorganized finances. A well explained, detailed and illustrated […]

Is College Worthwhile?

February 12th, 2013 posted by Jonni McCoy

“But, Mom, I don’t want to go to college.” Mary wasn’t surprised to hear her son talk that way. He had always been a reluctant student and she often wondered […]

Estate Planning 101

February 12th, 2013 posted by Pamela J. Fratini

Part I: Get Over It Spring It comes every year. Just like death and taxes, it’s something we know is coming and can’t do anything about. It’s a time when […]

Seven Foolish Mistakes People Make When They Come Into Money

February 12th, 2013 posted by A.B. Jacobs

by A. B. Jacobs There is something uniquely human about the way many of us mishandle money, particularly when it’s received unexpectedly. Whether it’s a bequest from a long-forgotten uncle, […]

Budgeting When Your Paycheck Varies

February 12th, 2013 posted by Terry Rigg

How can you decide how much you have for bills and expenses when your paycheck varies from one payday to the next? That’s a question a lot of people struggle […]

I’m Out of Money

February 12th, 2013 posted by Gary Foreman

I already buy items on sale. I don’t make extra trips in the car. I do 2 or more errands during the same trip. I don’t eat out, go to […]

Why Budgets Fail

February 12th, 2013 posted by Gary Foreman

Failure. Don’t you just hate to fail? Especially when you’ve invested time and effort into a project. But it happens all the time. Especially for people who are starting to […]

End of Lease: Now What?

February 12th, 2013 posted by Gary Foreman

Q: My husband and I have really started getting serious about getting out of debt. About 2 years ago we decided to lease a maxed out Suburban. It is our […]

Seven Best Decisions You Can Make About Money

February 12th, 2013 posted by A.B. Jacobs

When this title was first suggested to me, I instinctively blurted out: “I can think of only one best decision . . . acquire as much of it is you […]

Budgeting for the New Year

February 12th, 2013 posted by Jane Chidester

  One of the nicest parts about celebrating a New Year is that it affords us a natural break in our lives to take a fresh look at things. It […]

How to Keep Divorce from Devastating Your Family Finances

February 12th, 2013 posted by D. K. Simoneau

by D. K. Simoneau Let’s face it. Getting divorced is a financial blow to any family. It is quite a touchy subject. Even in the best of circumstances there are […]

What to Teach Your Teens About Money

February 12th, 2013 posted by Jonni McCoy

There’s an old saying that ‘the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree’. For those of you too young to have heard that phrase before, it means that children will […]

Drowning in Debt – Behind in Credit Card Bills

February 12th, 2013 posted by Gary Foreman

by Gary Foreman Q: My husband and I have one credit card debt to the tune of about $3500. I cancelled the account so we can’t charge any more. We […]

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