Finance

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

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

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Way Cool – Keeping Cool In Summer

February 12th, 2013 posted by Gary Foreman

It’s that time of year when most of us begin to wonder how we’ll keep cool in the summer without running up a huge electric bill. And there should be […]

Dress Better For Less

February 12th, 2013 posted by Gary Foreman

Style. That elusive characteristic that helps define who you are. Some people have it in great abundance. Some people spend their lives searching for it. Whole magazines are dedicated to […]

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 […]

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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 […]

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. […]

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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. […]

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 […]

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