A Last-Minute Guide to Holiday Tipping

Personal Finance

A Last-Minute Guide to Holiday Tipping

A Last-Minute Guide to Holiday Tipping

Holiday tipping can cause some anxiety among those of us who checked our lists carefully and made sure we’d covered all the bases. Except for when we check the mailbox and discover we have holiday greetings from the mail carrier, trash pickup service and maybe the volunteer fire department. You know they are hoping you’ll send something back, but… Read More

4 of the Weirdest Reasons People Have Gone Into Debt

Managing Debt

4 of the Weirdest Reasons People Have Gone Into Debt

4 of the Weirdest Reasons People Have Gone Into Debt

For more than a decade, I’ve worked in the field of debt resolution, helping thousands of people overcome their debt issues. Most clients come to me in debt due to what I would call “typical” reasons for falling into debt. This includes loss of income or unexpected medical issues in the family, which become difficult… Read More

9 Money Lessons I Learned From My Parents

Personal Finance

9 Money Lessons I Learned From My Parents

9 Money Lessons I Learned From My Parents

My parents are a couple that anyone can look up to financially — not because they drive fancy cars or have a home in Boca (spoiler: they don’t) but because they are resourceful and forward-looking with the money they earn. I’ve always known that financial responsibility is important to my parents, especially my mom. I… Read More

5 Ways Procrastination Costs You Money

Personal Finance

5 Ways Procrastination Costs You Money

5 Ways Procrastination Costs You Money

I recently switched my family’s cellphones from a major national carrier to a smaller provider to save money. Purchasing the phones upfront set me back several hundred dollars, and perhaps it was because I was feeling the pinch of that major purchase, or maybe it was sheer laziness, but I procrastinated on buying cases for them…. Read More

7 Holiday Savings Tips for Newlyweds

Personal Finance

7 Holiday Savings Tips for Newlyweds

7 Holiday Savings Tips for Newlyweds

If this is your first holiday season together as a married couple, and you’re still learning how to budget as a household for this time of year, know that there are many ways enjoy the season without breaking the bank. Here are a few ways my husband, James, and I are planning to celebrate while… Read More

4 Strategies to Help You Retire Early

Personal Finance

4 Strategies to Help You Retire Early

4 Strategies to Help You Retire Early

If you want to retire well in advance of what is considered normal, there is only one thing you need: lots of time. Let me explain… The common saying is that “time is money,” but even more important than that is the fact that money is time. The more money you have, the more time you… Read More

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