Finance

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

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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Charity or Scam?

February 12th, 2013 posted by Gary Foreman

You want to help those who are less fortunate. That’s good. And you’re not alone. According to the American Association of Fund-Raising Counsel, giving in the U.S. by individuals rose […]

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 […]

The Bills Can Wait

February 12th, 2013 posted by Terry Rigg

Have you ever wanted anything so much that you were willing to put off your bills to get it? A lot of people have and some do it month after […]

Christmas Gift Challenge

February 12th, 2013 posted by Gary Foreman

“It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…” You can tell because everywhere you go someone is trying to sell you something! Stores began decorating weeks ago and the TV […]

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 […]

The Money Jar Trap

February 12th, 2013 posted by Jeffrey Strain

Hundreds of thousands of people place their extra change into a jar or bank every night when they return home thinking that they are saving money. In reality, the dynamics […]

Cutting Back to Save Money

February 12th, 2013 posted by Carrie Mcpherson

Ok you just realized it was payday, Happy Pay Day! OH NO, you have bills that need to be paid, groceries to buy, new dance slippers for your daughter, and […]

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 […]

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Vacation Savings

February 12th, 2013 posted by Gary Foreman

It’s time to get the suitcases out of the attic and start thinking about the great family vacation! And we can expect to spend pretty freely to support that get-a-way. […]

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