Teaching Children Finances: Online Games for Kids

Using Online Games to Teach Your Children about Finances Here is an excellent list put together by the Washington Department of Financial Institutions on the Financial Education Clearinghouse portion of their website. You may visit their website by clicking here: Visit Washington Department of Financial Institutions Website. Below are links...

Financial Resource of the Week – Frugal Village

This week I'd like to recommend visiting www.FrugalVillage.com, a website whose mission is to provide a variety of resources to those seeking a way to trim their budgets and live in a more cost effective manner. The site covers a wide range of topics such as cooking frugally to answering questions submitted by readers. Personally,...

Top 3 Personal Finance Tips

I’ve answered the golden question many times in my classes and presentations: “What is the number one suggestion you have for financial success?” In all honesty, don’t we already live in a society that’s plenty busy and plenty complicated already? Why throw on our shoulders another five, ten or twenty financial skills to master? Each...

Bad Credit | How to Successfully Overcome it

How to Raise Your Credit Score In order to judge an individual’s creditworthiness, they are subjected to a process that gathers information, mostly from credit bureaus, that depicts items such as a person's bill payment history, debt to income ratios and other metrics. The process was created to assist banks in mitigating their losses due...

Election Day 2010

Good Morning Everyone, Today is the day! Voters are expected to turn out in quite possibly record shattering numbers. Many will go to the booth with change on their mind, others will seek to keep incumbents in office. No matter what their vote...

Erasing Debt

Wouldn't it be nice to simply erase your debt? I saw an ad this morning that said something to the effects of "Erase your debt, it's fast, easy and we do all of the work for you!" Folks, don't listen to these ads. There is no magic debt eraser. When it comes to repaying your...

Credit Card Relief

In desperate need of relief from your overwhelming credit card debt? Truth is your not alone. Things can tend to spiral out of control when your credit cards are at their maximum and you find yourself paying more and more towards...

Resources for Dissatisfied Consumers

Businesses rely on our purchasing decisions for their own success, which gives us, the consumer, the power to determine whether a company stays in business or not.  But what if you have already made a purchase or received your service and are dissatisfied with it?  What types of actions can you take to rectify a...

Teaching Children Finances – The Financially Intelligent Parent

This weekend I read The Financially Intelligent Parent 8 Steps to Raising Successful, Generous, Responsible Children by Eileen Gallo, PH.D and Jon Gallo, JD. Instead of providing resources and information designed to help children, as we typically do, I thought...