Is Your Generosity Hurting Your Budget?

One thing nobody likes to be called is cheap. There are many slurs and nicknames to go along with being known for a lack of generosity, but you never hear of an insult for someone who is too generous. Well, often times, we go too far to avoid looking cheap or selfish and we end […]

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Spring Clean Your Finances for a Great 2012

Dealing with finances isn’t always the most exciting thing, especially when the weather is starting to get nicer like it is now. However, by picking one time of the year to go through and tidy up all your finances — just like spring cleaning for your home — you can set yourself up for a […]

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How to Prepare for Disasters for Less

If you believe the Mayan calendar, the world is going to end this December.   But these days you don’t need a centuries-old doomsday prediction to work yourself into a fright about end times; everywhere you turn some kook is spouting off his or her the-last-days-are-upon-us propaganda.   Whether or not these theories hold any […]

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22 Ways Newlyweds Can Say ‘I Do’ to Saving Money

If you’ve had a wedding recently, your wallet has probably taken a hit. It’s not cheap to get hitched these days.   While you work to rebuild your slush fund, there are ways to cut back on everyday expenses to help you get back in the black faster.   To help you and your new […]

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6 Reasons Why You Should Always Carry Some Cash

Many people say we’re moving to a “cashless” society. As many of us have switched from paying for everything with cash to using credit cards and now, even getting payday loans online and using mobile devices to pay, things sure seem to be moving in that direction. But there are plenty of reasons why you […]

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3 Financial Concepts You Need to Know to be Successful

We’re constantly bombarded with news of financial collapses, bailouts for certain countries, and new investment schemes. Most of this is just noise and can easily be ignored and you’d be just fine. However, there are a few key financial concepts that you’ll want to understand to give yourself the best shot of being successful financially. […]

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Online Security 101: What You Need to Know Right Now

Internet privacy is a red-hot issue these days, thanks to renewed interest in the subject after the U.S. House of Representatives recently voted down an amendment that would ban employers from asking for Facebook passwords.   While the practice isn’t widespread, the fact that there’s legislation on the table to outlaw it (can you believe […]

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Financial Discussions to Have BEFORE You Tie the Knot

So, you’re in love. Congratulations! One of the biggest causes of arguments, stress and divorces in marriages is money. While no two people are ever going to agree on everything (because then marriage would be boring!), it’s important that both of you have the following bases covered before tying the knot:   Current Assets and […]

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