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Personal Finance

Why You Need an Emergency Fund in Savings

Establishing and maintaining an emergency fund was absolutely the last step that I took in getting out of debt. For the longest time, I thought that the entire concept was simply impossible. The thought of not only having all my bills paid off, but also... 

6 Ways to Save Money When Staying at a Hotel

We all know how to save money when booking a hotel room – travel websites like priceline.com and expedia.com have been helping people save money on vacations for years. But the price of the room isn’t the whole story. There are extra features... 

Celebrity Finance

Suze Orman on How to Survive the Financial Crisis

I read an article about Suze Orman’s personal finacial journey and I have to admit that I had no idea that she worked three jobs to put herself through college, and more shocking is that she lost $50,000.00 when she turned it over to a financial... 

6 Common Money Mistakes Made by Celebrities

Sure, they might be famous and they might have made a lot of money, but that doesn’t mean they don’t run into financial troubles just like all the rest of us. That’s right, celebrities make money mistakes too. In fact, they make even more money... 

Business & Economics

Entrepreneurs Who Started (Really) Late

Most people reach a certain age and think that they simply can’t do it (whatever it may be) anymore. I’m here to tell you that this is simply not the case. Yes, when you’re young and fresh, starting a new business or running a marathon can be a... 

Inflation and Prices clearly Explaned

I’ve been reading a lot about inflation lately and wanted to write a quick post about what inflation really is. How the government reports inflation is grossly inaccurate, so I attempt to provide a clear example of how inflation is a cause of higher... 

Investing

3 Things to Consider when Choosing an Online Stock Broker

So you are interested in handling your own investments? This has become extremely common in today’s day and age. Simply put, a lot of people do not trust others to invest and manage their money. If this sounds familiar, you need to put time and... 

New Barometer Entertaining, Smart Investing Advice

The New Barometer is Painfully Funny, Unfortunately True Richard Browning’s new article, The New Barometer of High Street Misery is an absolutely entertaining and thought provoking piece that I had to read this week when I happened upon it. Browning... 

Consumer

Paper or Plastic? How are YOU Paying for Gifts this Season?

According to the National Retail Federation, as reported in today’s USA Today, one third of Americans (32%) are paying for their gifts with credit cards. 40% are using debit cards, which act like an instant check, taking money from their bank... 

$urviving Christmas: How to Avoid another Credit Card Christmas

Twas the day after New Year’s, when all through the house Not a creature was stirring, just me and my spouse; We mused at the holiday cheer we had brought To all of our dear ones, with gifts we had bought: From ties, scarves and sweaters to books... 

 
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