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3 Tips for Communicating when Your Partner Manages Money Differently
My husband and I didn't really talk about money before we married. Granted, there wasn't a lot of time since we had a whirlwind courtship, but it still might have helped ease a few bumps in the road. One of the biggest surprises in our marriage was the realization that we don't manage money the same...
Fri, Oct 26 2012
Easy Ways to Track Your Expenses
Awareness is key to being in charge of your finances; you can't curb spending habits if you don't know what you're spending your money on to begin with. You may recall from a previous post that tracking your expenses is the first real step to creating a realistic budget . We discussed the principle of...
Thu, Jul 26 2012
Financial Expert Spotlight-Evan from My Journey to Millions
We are talking to financial experts about their experiences with debt. These experts have been in your shoes and are sharing their stories and how their personal experiences with debt have shaped their relationship with money and led them to what they are doing today, helping others. Today we are talking...
Sat, Jul 21 2012
Don't let the Season Scare Away Your Budget
Welcome to fall! It is time to pull out your sweaters, find your Halloween costumes and begin planning that epic Thanksgiving meal. This is also the season of holiday shopping. There is no other time of year where sticking to your budget is more important, but so many of us chicken out and abandon our...
Thu, Oct 6 2011
Make Sure to Finish Strong
In a 5K, a marathon, or any other race, finishing strong doesn't mean outrunning all of the other runners or sprinting hard for the last mile. According to Runner's World , finishing strong means maintaining your pace throughout the race-particularly over the last third, while others are slowing down...
Thu, Sep 8 2011
9 Simple Ways to Kick-Start Your Savings Every Day
You might be able to relate to this post. Actually, I'm almost positive that you will. With my recent transition from college, I'm living on my own, working in my first "real" job, and enjoying my sense of freedom. On top of all this, I have a desire to save money. So, how do you make it happen? Well...
Thu, Aug 25 2011
Finances 101 for Recent College Grads
If you're a recent college graduate, you may feel that there's room for improvement in your financial situation. This may be your first experience with managing your finances all on your own, so it is smart to think ahead and have a plan. I have been out of school for a year now and have few best practices...
Thu, Aug 11 2011
Straight Talk on Debt: Budgets, Savings, and Money for All
Memorial Day is a day to remember all the people who have served and are serving in the armed forces, our surviving veterans, and to honor those who have died in past wars. Don't forget to take a few moments to honor those who help to keep us all safe as you celebrate with family and friends. Our freedom...
Fri, May 27 2011
Summertime and Making Extra Money is Easy
Summer - a great time of year to play outside, get a tan, and make some extra cash . If you want to be in the business of making money this season: Get creative Be willing Be diligent Part-Time Like a Rockstar If you have a full-time job and still want to make a little extra money this summer, then consider...
Mon, May 23 2011
Budget, Not Just A Car Rental Company
The summer before my junior year in college, I experienced my first internship. As the program described, I was in a position to succeed immediately. I learned how to: Run a multi-million dollar business Maximize profits Motivate a team of professionals while having fun along the way Take one guess what...
Thu, Apr 21 2011
Five Steps Closer to Becoming a Millionaire
Do you recall some of your birthday gifts as a kid? Did you receive a G.I. Joe action figure, a Hot Wheels car, or a basketball? You may have also gotten a few checks or cash from family members. As a youngster, I thought $50 was such a large amount of money. In all fairness, for a 7-year old it is....
Thu, Apr 7 2011
Don’t Underestimate the Piggy-bank! Stay Strong with Saving!
Saving is tough! That's all there is to say about it. If you don't buckle down and take your saving seriously, you're most likely not going to have any luck. I'm a big saver, though I never used to be. About a year ago, I would never have taken saving seriously, but now that I'm planning a wedding, have...
Mon, Mar 14 2011
Are you Standing Strong on your Financial Resolution?
The infamous New Year's resolution - everyone makes one and almost no one follows through with it. I'm guilty of never sticking out my resolutions, but this year I'm standing strong. This year, my resolution was to pay all of my bills on time and to stay out of debt. So far, I've been doing great on...
Mon, Feb 28 2011
Just Say No!
Credit cards are everywhere! They're offered by practically every store, airline, and bank. These businesses want you to apply and be approved for their credit cards because they make money off of your mistakes and misfortunes. Yes, the offers seem unbelievable and they want you to believe it's a good...
Mon, Jan 17 2011
Planning and Balancing are the Peas and Carrots of Money Management
We've all heard it before: "You're not going to get dessert until you finish all of your vegetables." Your parents may have said this phrase when you were a child, your little nephew may have recently been scolded by your aunt and uncle, or you may have overheard a couple telling their...
Thu, Jan 13 2011
Stop Swiping. Scale Back On Shopping. Start Saving. See The Pattern?
Living at home may not be the most ideal situation for a twenty-something out of college, but it does afford me the opportunity to better establish my financial situation. Since I am trying to pay off my car balance, repay my student loans, and save up for an apartment, my current living situation may...
Mon, Dec 6 2010
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