Category Archives: Life Lessons

Today’s Young Professionals: Savers or Spenders?

Todayís young professionals are normally eager, motivated, and dedicated to their career. Thereís nothing like graduating college and stepping into the ìprofessionalî career that youíve always dreamed of. Young, free-spirited, and optimistic, the young professionals of today are our future leaders. As a financial freedom advocate, I wonder a lot about finances and what people […]

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Much Can Go Wrong in Opening a Credit Card for the Wrong Reasons

What makes a credit card or a charge card popular? Rewards, minimal fees and low interest rates sure have something to do with it. Good marketing and a reputation for excellent customer service can play an important role as well. But what about a myth or misinterpretation? Could the promise of a feature not truly […]

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Hard Decisions on How to Pay Bills when Cash Strapped

Every once in a while you run into a month where your finances are all out of whack.  That is the situation I have been in the past two months unfortunately.  I fronted some money for some friends (most of which is paid back, and I have no doubts the rest will be in time) and I […]

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Single? Live Like You’re Married to Save Money

This is a guest post by Philip Taylor, owner of PT Money: Personal Finance. Check out his blog to discover more ways to save money, make extra money, and spend money wisely. See his latest review of the best small business credit cards. I remember the days of being single. My wife (then girlfriend) and […]

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10 Tips to Help You Pay Off Your Student Loans

Student loans can be a huge financial burden. If you are looking for new ways to get out from under your education debt, try employing one or more of the following tips. 1. Know Who You Owe If you have multiple student loans, it may be easy to get confused about who you owe, loan […]

Read the full article »

Steps To Halve Your Mortgage Repayments

If you want to be financially free the first thing to do is get ahead of your mortgage. Sending extra cash to your mortgage each month will help you pay it off faster and save you lots of money over the life of the loan. To find that extra cash in the budget you can […]

Read the full article »

Five tips for saving on your auto insurance

There are hundreds of insurance companies out there and they all charge dramatically different auto insurance rates for the same level of protection.  In fact, auto insurance quotes can vary by more than $1,000! What’s hard to find is someone willing to tell you why.  Don’t worry; I’ll give you the facts and information you […]

Read the full article »

Keep your car insurance rate, and your money, where it belongs

“I recently shopped around for car insurance and got a great new rate.  I saved more than $500 by switching.  Now I want to keep it.  What should I do?” That’s a question we hear a lot.  If you want to make sure you don’t see a rate increase when you renew your coverage, you’re […]

Read the full article »

Learn Life From Your Losses

Today’s guest article is written by Forex day trader, Thomas Grow. Thomas is a staff writer for ForexTraders.com and certainly has some interesting things to share. Life has been pretty rough for many of us, these last few years. Personally, in a very short amount of time, I’ve managed to lose my job, my house, my […]

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Easy and effective ways to determine how much home you can afford

One of the principal questions that most of the prospective homebuyers have is ‘how much house can I afford?’ in reality. It is a fact that housing prices are low in 2010. But, it is also true that thousands of homeowners are losing their cherished homes to foreclosure. That is why it is necessary to […]

Read the full article »

12 Steps to Prepare Your Home for Sale

First impressions are very important to the prospective home buyer, so it’s important to put yourself in their shoes and look at your home as someone else would see it. Preparing a home for sale properly can make all the difference as to how fast your house sells. First observations All too often we are so […]

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The $32,000,000 Travelers Check

This past weekend I went shopping for a bunch of things, one of which was a pair of shoes.  The sales person rang up my credit card but apparently hit the wrong button.  The register read my card number as the amount of a travelers check.  The register read that the store owed me change […]

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Do the Clothes make the Man, or the Man makes the Clothes?

One thing I didn’t expect at this new job was the dress code. Even though it’s business casual, it is more “wear whatever you’d like besides sweats.” I think it gets explained away because the people there are “marketing people”. Now, I am totally cool with this. I like wearing jeans most days. However, those […]

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Feeling Guilty about Overtime

The new job is going well I feel. It’s been less than three weeks and already I am immersed in the marketing field (something I swore I had little interest in when I was at Butler University — Go Dawgs!). No offense to my previous jobs, but I feel like I am doing challenging and […]

Read the full article »

Why You Should Save for Your Kids’ College Education

Today MD from Studenomics and I are debating a hot button personal finance topic: Should you pay for your kids’ college education.  He takes the stand that you shouldn’t while I am stepping up to the plate for those that believe you should.  Be sure to check out his article HERE and let us know […]

Read the full article »

Category Archives: Life Lessons

Today’s Young Professionals: Savers or Spenders?

Todayís young professionals are normally eager, motivated, and dedicated to their career. Thereís nothing like graduating college and stepping into the ìprofessionalî career that youíve always dreamed of. Young, free-spirited, and optimistic, the young professionals of today are our future leaders. As a financial freedom advocate, I wonder a lot about finances and what people […]

Read the full article »

Much Can Go Wrong in Opening a Credit Card for the Wrong Reasons

What makes a credit card or a charge card popular? Rewards, minimal fees and low interest rates sure have something to do with it. Good marketing and a reputation for excellent customer service can play an important role as well. But what about a myth or misinterpretation? Could the promise of a feature not truly […]

Read the full article »

Hard Decisions on How to Pay Bills when Cash Strapped

Every once in a while you run into a month where your finances are all out of whack.  That is the situation I have been in the past two months unfortunately.  I fronted some money for some friends (most of which is paid back, and I have no doubts the rest will be in time) and I […]

Read the full article »

Single? Live Like You’re Married to Save Money

This is a guest post by Philip Taylor, owner of PT Money: Personal Finance. Check out his blog to discover more ways to save money, make extra money, and spend money wisely. See his latest review of the best small business credit cards. I remember the days of being single. My wife (then girlfriend) and […]

Read the full article »

10 Tips to Help You Pay Off Your Student Loans

Student loans can be a huge financial burden. If you are looking for new ways to get out from under your education debt, try employing one or more of the following tips. 1. Know Who You Owe If you have multiple student loans, it may be easy to get confused about who you owe, loan […]

Read the full article »

Steps To Halve Your Mortgage Repayments

If you want to be financially free the first thing to do is get ahead of your mortgage. Sending extra cash to your mortgage each month will help you pay it off faster and save you lots of money over the life of the loan. To find that extra cash in the budget you can […]

Read the full article »

Five tips for saving on your auto insurance

There are hundreds of insurance companies out there and they all charge dramatically different auto insurance rates for the same level of protection.  In fact, auto insurance quotes can vary by more than $1,000! What’s hard to find is someone willing to tell you why.  Don’t worry; I’ll give you the facts and information you […]

Read the full article »

Keep your car insurance rate, and your money, where it belongs

“I recently shopped around for car insurance and got a great new rate.  I saved more than $500 by switching.  Now I want to keep it.  What should I do?” That’s a question we hear a lot.  If you want to make sure you don’t see a rate increase when you renew your coverage, you’re […]

Read the full article »

Learn Life From Your Losses

Today’s guest article is written by Forex day trader, Thomas Grow. Thomas is a staff writer for ForexTraders.com and certainly has some interesting things to share. Life has been pretty rough for many of us, these last few years. Personally, in a very short amount of time, I’ve managed to lose my job, my house, my […]

Read the full article »

Easy and effective ways to determine how much home you can afford

One of the principal questions that most of the prospective homebuyers have is ‘how much house can I afford?’ in reality. It is a fact that housing prices are low in 2010. But, it is also true that thousands of homeowners are losing their cherished homes to foreclosure. That is why it is necessary to […]

Read the full article »

12 Steps to Prepare Your Home for Sale

First impressions are very important to the prospective home buyer, so it’s important to put yourself in their shoes and look at your home as someone else would see it. Preparing a home for sale properly can make all the difference as to how fast your house sells. First observations All too often we are so […]

Read the full article »

The $32,000,000 Travelers Check

This past weekend I went shopping for a bunch of things, one of which was a pair of shoes.  The sales person rang up my credit card but apparently hit the wrong button.  The register read my card number as the amount of a travelers check.  The register read that the store owed me change […]

Read the full article »

Do the Clothes make the Man, or the Man makes the Clothes?

One thing I didn’t expect at this new job was the dress code. Even though it’s business casual, it is more “wear whatever you’d like besides sweats.” I think it gets explained away because the people there are “marketing people”. Now, I am totally cool with this. I like wearing jeans most days. However, those […]

Read the full article »

Feeling Guilty about Overtime

The new job is going well I feel. It’s been less than three weeks and already I am immersed in the marketing field (something I swore I had little interest in when I was at Butler University — Go Dawgs!). No offense to my previous jobs, but I feel like I am doing challenging and […]

Read the full article »

Why You Should Save for Your Kids’ College Education

Today MD from Studenomics and I are debating a hot button personal finance topic: Should you pay for your kids’ college education.  He takes the stand that you shouldn’t while I am stepping up to the plate for those that believe you should.  Be sure to check out his article HERE and let us know […]

Read the full article »