For the last two and a half years, the government has been playing a game of chicken with the budget. And a lot of people are left nervously watching on the sidelines. The problem boils down to ... Read More about What Happens if the Government Shuts Down?
We are used to thinking of splurges in negative terms. A splurge is often an unplanned purchase -- especially if that unplanned purchase is of something you don't need. With the prevailing mindset ... Read More about Could a Splurge Be a Positive Thing?
In general, my husband and I like to be available to help others. We've let relatives live with us, given money to those who need it, and engaged in other activities designed to help others. Recently, ... Read More about Can You Afford to Help Others with Their Finances Right Now?
The most important financial rule to remember is that you must spend less than you earn. It’s a simple concept, but one that can be difficult to master – especially as the cost of living continues to ... Read More about Stop Living Paycheck to Paycheck – How to Break the Cycle
Most of us know that when we go to a job interview, it's important to wear the right thing. We want to look our best. It's also true that it's a good idea to get dressed up when you go to a nice ... Read More about What You Wear Matters … When You Shop
My husband and I buy tickets online all the time. From professional sports games to concerts to local movies, we get almost all of our tickets online. Buying tickets online can add a level of ... Read More about Buying Tickets Online? Avoid Scams
One of the things we hear often about is that you can get rich if you just save the right amount of money. While there's nothing wrong with penny pinching and living a frugal lifestyle, frugality does ... Read More about Why Pinching Pennies Won’t Make You Rich
There are at least two situations in which you can be saddled by large medical debts. The first and most obvious is when you have medical procedures but you have no health insurance. The second is ... Read More about How to Handle and Pay Off Medical Debt
Recent statistics indicate that about one out of every six car loans now run 73 months or longer – all the way up to 97 months. The shift is part of a collective effort by car companies to keep ... Read More about Would You Take a 97-Month Car Loan?
Many government employees are facing the challenges associated with the budget sequester. One of those challenges are furloughs. A furlough is an effort to save money by cutting back on ... Read More about How to Deal with Furloughs During Sequestration