Tips to help you become financially independent so that by the time you retire or before if you are lucky, your money will be your own.
Budgeting Tips & Debt Relief
Suze Orman’s advice is simple: ‘people first, then money, then things.’ I have great confidence in her system and it has worked for me. Here’s why.
Those who make below a living wage make insufficient income to live locally given the local cost of living. Here’s what you can to in terms of budgeting for food, childcare, medical, transportation, housing, and miscellaneous expenses.
Bank fees are at an all-time high. Some of these bank fees can be avoided. Here are some things you can do to keep a handle on bank fees…
Bankruptcy exemptions are items that are exempt from being sold in order to discharge your debts. These exemptions are basically items that you need for a fresh start after your bankruptcy is discharged. Here’s what you need to know.
Perhaps it’s time to start talking debt help and how to get it. Have you ever looked into money management support groups? It’s time to stop letting shame and inadequacy keep us from being real and honest about money and finances. Here’s what I’ve learned about debt support groups, including how to find online support groups as well as local debt support groups in your area.
Here’s how to pay off your bills and boost your credit score at the same time… there is a little-known way to do this. It’s called the ‘pay for delete’ method of paying off debts.
While many people may be perfectly capable of managing their own finances, they may not be educated in all aspects, or may not have the time to keep an eye on their money and financial plans. That’s when hiring a financial planner makes the most sense.
It’s NOT illegal for people to go through your trash. That’s why you need to shred anything that has personal information on it. Otherwise, identity theft may be in your future. Here’s what to shred & what to keep. Plus, the difference between cross cut paper shredders and strip cut paper shredders
Credit counselors help consumers manage — and ultimately lower — their debt. They promise to negotiate with debtors, create payment plans, and lower the interest rates of people in debt. Their ultimate goal is to eliminate your debt. Credit counseling can be good… so good, it’s even mandatory in some situations — like before you can file for bankruptcy.
At what point is monthly budgeting a means of saving and planning for the future, as opposed to a means for survival?
Of course, no one is ready for their spouse to die. But it may happen unexpectedly one day. And you should do your best to be prepared in the event that it does. Here are the best tips for making sure that you’re able to pay for the funeral, while at the same time keep your head above the water — financially.
Wondering how to invest in the stock market for the first time? Afraid of investment frauds? If you think that playing the stock market is out of your reach because you just don’t understand how to do it, then you’re not alone. Trust me. Here are some tips for investing in the stock market safely and wisely.
Showing someone else how to manage money may be easy when that someone is your teenager. If you’re trying to help another member of your family who’s asking you for money, giving them money management tips is probably not going to be as easy. Here are some things you can do when dealing with a loved one who cannot or will not manage their money.
If you’re looking for some debt collection help, including tips for dealing with debt collectors who are harassing you, start here. These tips will help put an end to all the phone calls from debt collection agencies, and put you back in control of your past-due bills.
I have finally come to the realization that bundling my utilities would also save me a great deal of money. Since each different utility service is fighting for our bundled services, I feel a bit fairly secure that if I don’t like the way I am treated by one company, I can always move to another.
With the popularity of cell phones and Internet sites that allow you to talk online, it is likely that home phones may go the way of street corner pay phones soon. When it comes right down to it, home phones are really no more necessary than pay phones. Plus, home phones can easily cost a family $100 or more a month!
Are there any incentives to purchase savings bonds right now? While I-Series savings bonds are less desirable today than they were just a month ago, there are still reasons you may want to purchase savings bonds at this time. Here’s what you need to know about Series I bonds.
When your spouse dies, what in the world are you supposed to do next? How do you keep your head above water — financially — in addition to keeping it all together emotionally? Here are some tips for getting your financial things in order, so things will go more smoothly regarding money and paperwork after the loss of your spouse.
Catching up on your bills may not be easy — especially if you are chronically behind — but with a few months of sacrifice, you could get your payments on track and increase the amount of money you can spend on yourself. Here are some tips you can use to start paying your bills on time…
Can inflation actually pay off for us? Yep, here’s how. According to financial guru Clark Howard, you should purchase savings bonds. Say what?!
Before you take that job and become a two-income household, rather than a one-income one, read this first.
For many people, shopping for themselves can bring on feelings of guilt, anxiety, and doubt. However, the process of deciding what to buy this month, and what can wait until next month does not have to be so hard.
Here’s how to create the world’s simplest budget… One that’s guaranteed to get you out of a desperate financial situation and make you happy for a change!
Best Bank is a new bank that has partnered with Kroger and other grocery stores. They are currently offering many free services that USED to be free at other banks. In addition to good banking practices, they have joined forces with the supermarket to offer customers cash back on groceries purchased at Kroger, as well as at other participating stores.