Finance

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. […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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