Finance

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 […]

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 […]

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Parents are always looking for ways to sneak some vegetables into their child’s diet. Well, unless your kids are avid carrot lovers, just call these orange ice pops — they’ll […]