Spring Cleaning Your Wallet

Why You Should Add ‘Finances’ to Your Spring Cleaning Checklist

Ah, springtime. Skies turn crystal clear, rain showers freshen the air, and flowers bloom. Most usher in the season with the warmest welcome. Then, uninvited guests squeeze in by the names of Spring Cleaning and Tax Season. You’re probably considering crawling back under your winter comforter and hibernating until it’s over. I mean household chores...

Scrutinize advice to bust financial myths.

Refuting the Myth Busters

Refuting the Myth Busters I love myth busting! I do it regularly in my classes. It's fun and interesting and memorable for those attending my workshops. Unfortunately, some myth-busting can make things even worse. Take the article, "<a title="Bad advice in article with catchy title" href="http://www.bankrate.com/finance/savings/money-myths-1.aspx" target="_blank"...

Should I Run My Debit Card as Credit?

Debit or credit? It's a question we all hear so frequently that we have a tendency to tune it out sometimes: "Debit or credit?" Let's clarify a few misconceptions I have heard over the years before we address this question. First, running a debit...

Follow this simple method to get your finances into order.

Personal Finance Should Be SIMPLE

SIMPLE Personal Finances "Savings is important, but what about insurance?" "Investing for the future it a great idea, but how do I escape my paycheck-to-paycheck lifestyle now?" "I know my credit rating is important, but what about getting...

Wallet Drainers

Learning to Pay Yourself First “No big deal. It’s just a buck!” “$5 is not going to break bank!” However expressed,...

Bennie Award: Fun with Dick and Jane 

Fun with Dick and Jane: Hidden Personal Finance Lessons I just read a great personal finance review of this movie - originally filmed in 1977 with George Segal and Jane Fonda then again in...

You can improve your health in ways that also improve your finances.

Improve Your Health and Your Wallet

  See How Your Wallet and Health Can Benefit from Building Frugal Habits Health challenges and financial distress have caused many...