We have a cultural taboo against talking about salary. Along with that, many of us are uncomfortable with asking for more money. When it comes to your career, that could mean difficulty getting paid ... Read More about When Was the Last Time You Asked for a Raise? Are You Underpaid?
Last year, my husband asked for a divorce. Four months later, it was a done deal and we were both in good financial positions. While I understand that not everyone is as fortunate as I am in terms ... Read More about How to Keep Divorce from Destroying Your Finances & Other Tips to Get You Through
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As a home business owner, it helps to have an invoicing tool that you can rely on. One of the tools that I have found ideal for my freelancing business is FreshBooks. It's easy to use, feature-rich, ... Read More about FreshBooks – Smart Accounting for Small Businesses & Freelancers
I have long flouted the "rules" of personal finance blogging, since I've been a staunch believer that it's not always necessary to pay off debt as quickly as possible. This is a stance that has earned ... Read More about Why I Still Have Debt — And I Don’t Plan to Retire It Early
No matter the time of year, it's never a bad time to set new goals and work toward a better you. Two of the areas that most of us like to improve are finances and health. If you are considering ... Read More about Does Financial Fitness = Physical Fitness?
When I talk to my younger siblings, and to my younger cousins, as well as to fellow personal finance bloggers in their 20s, I notice something interesting: Most of the people I know don't reconcile ... Read More about Why I Reconcile My Accounts Each Month – And You Should Too
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One of the quirks of my financial relationship with my husband was the fact that he wasn’t very interested in what was happening with our money. For the most part, he was just interested in whether ... Read More about Do You Hide Your Money from Your Spouse?
One of the best things you can do for your finances is to make mindful decisions about how you spend your money. Too often, we just spend money without stopping to think, "Should I buy it?" Just ... Read More about How to Decide if a Purchase is Worth It