Knowing the life expectancy of your home appliances can help you save to replace them.

Today’s Money – How Long Will it Last?

Expecting Life's Expenses I just completed a major move this weekend. We added a thousand square feet of house and almost 2 acres of land to take care of. After getting...

Debt Management Programs and Credit Scores

Financial Myth: Don’t Debt Management Programs Hurt my Credit Score? When entering our debt management program (DMP), keep repeating to yourself…”I am here to get out of debt.” Nothing worthwhile is ever very easy, including...

Mother’s Day on a Budget

Tips on making this Mother’s Day special without breaking the bank! Mother’s Day is a great time to reward and acknowledge the women in our lives for all of...

How to Create Financial Goals You Can Stick With

Creating Realistic Financial Goals As a form of motivation people create goals to attain certain property, products or status.  Financial goals are very important and require a lot of discipline to realize and reach your dreams.  Each person is at a different stage in their life...

Americans Not Saving Enough Money

American's Save Less than 5% of Income Simply put, as a whole, we aren't saving enough money. Bankrate.com recently published some eye-opening statistics regarding how much individuals are saving out of their earnings, here...

17 More Clues that You Might Be a Financial Zombie

Even after last year’s series of of zombie-based posts, I still feel like an ambulance chasing attorney in posting more financial issues based in zombie pop culture.No one likes the idea...

Seek Children's Books that Teach About the Basics of Personal Finances

Book Review: Berenstain Bears’ Trouble With Money

Children's Financial Book Review - Berenstain Bears I love to read! It's not that I don't enjoy a fun movie with the family (especially with popcorn generously sprinkled with peanut or plain M&Ms), but for...

Number of American Adults with Bankruptcy on Their Credit Report

Is Bankruptcy Common? How many of your acquaintances (family, friends, neighbors, fellow parishioners, club members, etc) have a bankruptcy filing on their credit report? One? Two? Think again! I’ll get to the answer in a moment, but first… how I got there: <a style="font-weight: inherit; font-style: inherit; color: #ec8500;" title="NY...