Finance

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

After Bankruptcy Blues

February 12th, 2013 posted by Gary Foreman

My husband and I got ourselves in a bad position a few years ago. I lost my job and went from excellent credit to bad credit in just under three […]

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 […]

New Marriage, New Budget

February 12th, 2013 posted by Michelle Kennedy

Recently a reader asked, “How do my new husband and I divide our finances when I am the only one with children?” Having been in a similar situation, I think […]

Back to School Allowance Advice for Parents

February 12th, 2013 posted by Eileen Gallo, Ph.D., and Jon Gallo, J.D.

by Eileen Gallo, Ph.D., and Jon Gallo, J.D. What do good schools and well thought out allowances have in common? Both teach your child a vitally important life skill: reflective […]

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. […]

Obtaining Free Credit Reports

February 12th, 2013 posted by Gary Foreman

Q: My husband will not get a credit report because he believes it costs too much. I told him that it is free once per year. He said it is […]

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Bartering For Bargains

February 12th, 2013 posted by Gary Foreman

“I just read an article on joining a bartering club in order to barter for bargains. The fee to join the club is $350. Is it worth it and are […]

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 […]

Paying For College

February 12th, 2013 posted by ClubMom

brought you by ClubMom After buying a house, paying for a child’s college education is the biggest expense most parents face. Check out this information-packed checklist to figure out how […]

Before The Sale

February 12th, 2013 posted by Gary Foreman

You’ve decided to sell your home. But before you put a sign in the front yard and hire a real estate agent what can you do to make sure that […]

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 […]

Realistic Credit Repair

February 12th, 2013 posted by Gary Foreman

by Gary Foreman Q: My husband was out of work for 2 years. We were forced to live off credit cards, so we have 5 cards that are close to […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

GETting Money with BudGETing – Part 3

February 12th, 2013 posted by Jane Chidester

Myths and Action Steps Myth #1: You have to suffer to use a budget. The truth is, you are following a budget whether or not you have consciously implemented one. […]

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, […]

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 […]

Going Out For Less

February 12th, 2013 posted by Gary Foreman

“In my search for simplicity I continue to struggle with over-spending. I’m sure there are plenty of people who face the same difficulty. Two of the largest areas that I […]

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 […]

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, […]

Grocery Budgets

February 12th, 2013 posted by Gary Foreman

Q: I am looking for someone to tell me how to go about making a budget for our family’s groceries. I have no idea as to how to even start. […]

Squash the Squabling

February 12th, 2013 posted by Mia Cronan

FREE magazines: * Pack o Fun * Sesame Street * Hopscotch for Girls * Nickelodeon * Working Mother * Family Circle * Family Fun Miserly Moms Read our review of […]

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 […]

How to Get Your Children Brand Free

February 12th, 2013 posted by Gregory Thomas

by Gregory Thomas Those of you that have children know what an excursion to the local mall or supermarket can be like. If you’re not careful, this simple trip can […]

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