10 Overlooked Expenses That Can Ruin Your Budget

Personal Finance

10 Overlooked Expenses That Can Ruin Your Budget

10 Overlooked Expenses That Can Ruin Your Budget

Drafting a picture-perfect budget is only half the battle if you want to keep your spending in check. Following rules is the other half — and that can be challenging if you underestimate expenses or forget to incorporate a few pieces of the puzzle into your spending plan. Here are some commonly overlooked expenses that can cause you to throw... Read More

10 Financial Choices You’ll Regret in 10 Years

Personal Finance

10 Financial Choices You’ll Regret in 10 Years

10 Financial Choices You’ll Regret in 10 Years

Life is full of financial decisions, some simple, some complex, but all with the potential to make a real impact on your life. In a decade, your world can look quite a bit different than it is today – all because of these decisions. Today I’d like to focus on some financial choices you’re likely to... Read More

How to Eat Your Veggies Instead of Letting Them Rot

Personal Finance

How to Eat Your Veggies Instead of Letting Them Rot

How to Eat Your Veggies Instead of Letting Them Rot

Happy 2016! It’s a new year, and that means it’s time to lie to ourselves about our futures and our deeply ingrained bad habits. Just kidding, just kidding, it’s time to attempt meaningful steps toward a better life. Or at least towards just replacing your sponges more often. My resolution style has always been pretty... Read More

What to Do If Your Social Security Check Just Isn’t Enough

Personal Finance

What to Do If Your Social Security Check Just Isn’t Enough

What to Do If Your Social Security Check Just Isn’t Enough

The U.S. government recently announced there will be no Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) for Social Security benefits in 2016. The decision, tied to a flat year over year for the Consumer Price Index, could make budgeting difficult for Americans who rely on Social Security as a major source of income. Fortunately, the Bureau of... Read More

5 Reasons You’ll Never Get Out of Debt

Managing Debt

5 Reasons You’ll Never Get Out of Debt

5 Reasons You’ll Never Get Out of Debt

OK, readers: I’d like to have a heart-to-heart here. Christmas is fast approaching, and that means money is going to start flying out of your pocket at breakneck speed. It doesn’t matter how much we talk about the spirit of the season being what really counts. The reality is the holidays mean paying for presents,... Read More

What It Really Means to Live Within Your Means

Personal Finance

What It Really Means to Live Within Your Means

What It Really Means to Live Within Your Means

Cutting back may not sound like fun, but spending less money than you have can lead to a pretty prosperous future. Instead of struggling to meet your basic financial obligations or letting your spending habits change with every dollar you earn, it can be a good idea to consider living below — or at least within... Read More

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