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...

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Newlyweds Financial Checklist

Financial Checklist for Newlyweds Begin Your Journey Together on Solid Financial Ground First, let me say congratulations on your recent or upcoming marriage! This checklist is to...

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: <li...

6 Things That Drive Non-Bankruptcy Filers Crazy

Things to Consider About Those Who Have Filed Bankruptcy Having worked since 2006 with individuals and couples going through personal bankruptcy, I know that the vast majority of them are doing their best to fix their finances and, given the choice, would much prefer to...

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...

Basics of the New Couponing

How to Coupon: A Beginner's Introduction Couponing has been making a strong comeback recently thanks to the down economy. The promises of...

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...