Here’s an interesting question from a reader, and I would love to know your thoughts: I grew up in a lower-middle-class suburb of a big city, where my father worked in consulting for most of my childhood. We had a very comfortable lifestyle, and my parents became accustomed to living like money grew on trees. […]
Here are seven investment ideas for your tax refund that can help you grow your money over time.
When you’re forging your financial path through life, you also have to decide on what your non-financial life is going to look like. Then build your financial life around that.
Can you believe that there are only two months left in 2014? Where did the year go… It seems like just yesterday we were talking about taxes (oh, because we were talking about taxes – early filers…). Anyway, now is the time to start making some end of the year plans, especially when it comes […]
Do you find it hard to stay focused on long-term financial goals? Here’s how I keep my motivation for those far out deadlines!
Two months ago, everyone was gearing up for the new year with big goals and high hopes of achieving them. Unfortunately, only around 8% of people stick to and succeed at their New Year’s resolutions. It’s reported that those who are successful at meeting their resolutions set goals all year long. I’m one of those […]
There’s a lot of controversy surrounding the middle class — what is it? Is it going away? How can you get into it or move out of it? What about the different subclasses within it: the lower and upper middle class? There are no strict thresholds defining the middle class, but most distinguish the middle class […]
The new year is only a few short days away. Like many others, I have quite a few New Year’s resolutions that I’m ready to tackle. One of them is to help you clean up your finances. I’m sure it’s no surprise that many of my New Year’s resolutions are related to personal finance. While […]
Personal finance is a journey — a journey that looks different for every single person. Whether you’re working on a savings goal, trying to pay off debt, or investing for retirement, you need patience. Patience is the one thing that if you master it, it will tremendously help you to reach your personal finance goals. […]
Personal finance is actually quite simple. If you can follow a few basic money rules at a young age you’ll be able to build wealth and enjoy your money. Of course, just because personal finance is simple doesn’t mean it’s always easy. If you’re willing to commit to a plan and put in some hard […]
I’ve started the process for filing my taxes for 2012. And right now, the little progress bar of my online tax software is telling me that the amount of my refund is higher than my total remaining debt. I know that might change once I put more information into it, and that’s okay. As an […]
Over my past few posts, I’ve highlighted key transitions that have financial ramifications in any college graduate’s life: The job search and managing life in your first apartment. Today, I will round out this series with some tips on how you can help solidify a strong financial foundation for years to come. Even if you […]
The best news for a married couple is finding out that they are soon-to-be parents. This is excellent news, especially if the couple has made necessary preparations for a child. However, being ready for a baby also includes being prepared financially. Not only for when the baby is first born, but also as they grow […]
If you had to write “If I only had more [—-], my life would be so much better” on a piece of paper and ask your friends to fill in the blank, what do you think they would say? Chances are most people would write the word ‘money‘. Similarly, if you were to ask people […]
Last week, I asked you how you are keeping track of your portfolio. There are so many options out there, from simple to extreme, that I thought it would be interesting to hear how real readers are tracking their investment performance. I put no stipulations, and even threw out a few suggestions. I found the […]
Hi, I’m Denise from The Single Saver. Robert and I are swapping posts today for the Yakezie Blog Swap, so you can head over to my site to read Robert’s article about the 10 Things That Motivate Me To Be Financially Responsible. I hate horror movies. I especially hate the kind where people get picked […]
This post comes to you from the NerdWallet.com team. With significant changes taking place in the way people deal with their personal finances, more and more are seeking what is called an IFA, or an independent financial advisor. Recently there have been big changes in areas like tax law, bankruptcy, and consumer debt management that […]
Over the weekend, I needed to purchase a lock for our side gate. I looked all over the house, and after searching for a few minutes, figured that we didn’t have one. I fired up the car, drove to the hardware store, spent $5.38 on a new lock, and came home. Yesterday, while looking in […]
Happy Labor Day! Since most Americans have the day off, here are some great activities to boost your financial well being! Plus, they are pretty quick! 1. Check Your Credit Report Every American qualifies to get a free credit report once a year. You can go to AnnualCreditReport.com and check your credit reports. It […]