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Money Saving Tips. Maximize Savings on Everyday Items!


Frugal living is more than a lifestyle. It's a passion. Call Me Crazy! I love It!

Top 10+ Ways to Jumpstart your New Year?s Finances!


Of course, these don't have to be done in any particular order! Just pick one or two that particularly apply to your situation.

Budgeting your Savings - Did You Let Your Piggy Bank Get Away?


I think most of us have at some point in our lives. Some how we forget to feed the little piggy. And, like most neglected ?pets?, your piggy bank will disappear if you don?t feed it. A personal budget is important to create financial independence and setting goals for feeding that ?piggy bank? should be an important part of your budget!

Budget Planning - Its Elementary My Dear Watson


Does it feel like you have to be Sherlock Holmes to solve the mystery behind balancing your personal budget? Are you living a mysterious thriller where your realization of "financial independence and security" is a vicious repeating cycle of debt? Don?t be afraid?...Somehow you?ve ended up lost in the ?plastic zone?. ' The "plastic zone" is a scary place. But you?re not alone. There are millions of people today living the same mysterious life in the plastic zone. Remember green money? You know, that green paper with presidents proudly displayed on them. They have virtually disappeared from the ?plastic zone.? Is real Money a foreign object to you? Is the balance of your checking account mysteriously stuck at Zero? It?s time to solve the mystery.

Save Money on your Clothing Budget. Tame the Closet Monster!


Reducing the clothing budget was a serious challenge for me. Two pre-teen girls and a teenage girl certainly didn?t make life any easier. My son wasn?t much of a challenge. Thank goodness, he?s not ?fashion conscious?.

More Money? My Cup Runneth Over...But Im Still Thirsty


Most of us, especially those of us who have debtor?s disease (if you have it you know what it is!), have commented or at least thought, ?If I could just win the lottery, or sweepstakes, everything would be better.? Unfortunately, even if that big dream did come true things probably would get worse instead of better.

How to Draw a Personal Budget that Works


Many people spend their little income haphazardly without any planning and end up getting broke before month-end. They then borrow to make ends meet and end up with more problems that they fail to repay their debts promptly.

5 Ways to Absolutely Destroy Your Finances!


Ben Stein has a book called How to Ruin Your Finances. To be honest, I?m not sure an entire book is needed on the subject?there are some fairly quick and easy ways to accomplish the task. (Before continuing, let me be clear that I do not actually recommend such activities?This is a reductio absurdum argument, meant to spur an opposing realization.)

A Fresh Start for Family Finances in 2005


While 40% to 50% of us make New Year?s resolutions on January 1?a ritual that has existed since ancient times?approximately 60% to 80% of us have already broken them by the end of February, according to researchers.

Money Matters: Strengthen Your Marriage by Putting Finances in Order


Did you know that 43% of all married couples argue over money issues, making it the major reason couples fight? If you and your spouse handle money differently, now is the time to talk, establish expectations, and draw up a financial plan.

Organizing Your Finances - Thinking Outside the (Shoe) Box


If you?re like most people, your personal financial records are most probably kept in less than ?Good Accounting Practices? standards. For example, stashing old ATM receipts and hanging on to a stub showing what you paid for a pack of mints two years ago (cash, of course), might be filed with your paycheck stubs, credit card statements ? paid and unpaid alike ? as well as a few tax forms, a stray paper clip and a penny. Anything from an old shoebox to a toolbox would do you for this method of personal financial tracking but you can do better than that.

Kundalini Lessons - Money


I've been going through and interesting growth period lately that I thought I'd share, as some of the lessons were pretty profound (at least for me).

Know Thy Finances


The first step to financial success lies in knowing your financial situation at any given time. There is an anecdote attributed to John D. Rockefeller--that as a child he was given a monthly allowance from his parents, but upon stipulation that he had to save 10% of it, give away 10% to charity, and account for the rest of it. While his parents required that he record down to the penny where he spent it--you can be a bit more lenient on yourself!

The Wright Place - Finances


Women have a love/hate relationship with money. Most of us do not enjoy dealing with it, yet we know not having finances under control will cause our entire family to suffer.

Whats The Truth Behind Your Finances?


Between 15 - 20% of people in our country (UK) own there own businesses. This statistic is on the rise thanks to the incredible invention of the Internet. The staggering truth is that of these only 5% are genuinely financially free! You may well see lots of expensive cars driving on our roads and big houses inhabited by the seemingly wealthy, but these houses and cars are not yet paid for.

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If you follow financial news, you may have noticed headlines about the Federal Reserve's balance sheet and how the agency is working to reduce its size.


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U.S. Consumer Comfort Rises as Personal Finance Outlook Improves  Bloomberg

U.S. consumer expectations rose this week as a gauge of views approached a 17-year high, signaling improved sentiment after a five-week government ...


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Menomonee Falls High School recognized for personal finance program  WTMJ-TV

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Kiplinger's Personal Finance: How to afford long-term care  Richmond.com

Long-term-care costs can shatter your retirement nest egg, but here are some ways to pay for these potentially big bills.


18 Quotes on Money and Personal Finance (That Can Make You Rich in More Ways Than One)  Inc.

There's more to true wealth than just money -- much more.


Personal Finance Courses Help Students Get Better College Funding, Study Finds  ValuePenguin

Students exposed to personal finance courses in high school tend make better decisions in terms of paying for college, a Montana State University study shows.


Financial Advisors Industry News: Compliance, Retirement Planning, Personal Finance  Investor's Business Daily

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Should a cat be your next investment adviser?  Dallas News

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John Ninfo: Personal finance advice for Canadians, and us, too  MPNnow.com

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For LGBTQ people, personal finance can be extra stressful  Marketplace APM

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Money Smart Week offers personal-finance workshops | Local Business  Bloomington Pantagraph

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Why Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes may have faked a low voice and how Apple convinced us that AirPods aren’t ridiculous (anymore)  MarketWatch

Happy Thursday, MarketWatchers. Don't miss these top stories: Personal Finance. Why Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes may have faked a low voice, ...


Weekend catchup — this week’s personal finance headlines  Financial Times

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The right credit card could be the right financial move in 2019  Bankrate.com

From rewards to debt management to credit-building, getting the right credit card could be the best financial decision you make this year.


Forever young: Millennial lifestyle changing personal finance habits  Hays Free Press

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East China Student wins $20k from personal finance competition  Port Huron Times Herald

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Dennis Publishing acquires Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine  New York Post

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Personal finance a taboo subject in health care  Medical Xpress

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This book about how to get rich sold more than 32 million copies—here are 5 essential lessons you need to know  CNBC

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House Democrats target Trump's personal finances  POLITICO

Why did Deutsche Bank lend money to Trump business when others refused?


Personal finance expert Jean Chatzky warns women: 'We are sabotaging our financial security'  Yahoo Finance

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Buckhannon-Upshur High School teacher offers personal finance class to students  WDTV

At Buckhannon-Upshur High School, students of all grades learn about numbers...their personal numbers.


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Farnoosh Torabi of So Money Podcast Talks Personal Finances  The Cut

Farnoosh Torabi, the host of So Money podcast, talks about being a breadwinner, splitting finances with her husband, and teaching her kids about money.


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Unsolicited money advice is like stale fruitcake: Most people wish the givers would just keep it to themselves.Still, people who are good with...


MMS personal finance class students replicate TV's 'Shark Tank'  Murray Ledger and Times

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The Motley Fool TakeInvestment banking giant Goldman Sachs has a reputation for finding ways to make money in any market environment, no matter how...


Spring Statement: What does it mean for your personal finances?  Financial Times

No *fresh* policy announcements, but future consultations and forecast changes could have an impact.


Federal budget 2019: Eight ways the budget will affect your personal finances  The Globe and Mail

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While financial freedom may mean different things to different people, being debt-free; gaining financial independence; and feeling a sense of financial stability, ...


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The Internal Revenue *Service* (IRS Opens a New Window. ) is waiving the underpayment penalty for more Americans who may have unintentionally underpaid ...


Financial Facelift: Fears of a market drop cloud retirement plans  The Globe and Mail

As a partner in a large and successful firm, Elliott has earned good money throughout his working life. Now he's preparing to leave his career behind and retire ...


Stay invested as you draw a steady income  BusinessLine

SWPs allow withdrawal of a fixed amount from MF investments at pre-decided intervals.


No, you can't pay to remove ID from the dark web. Here's what to do  Detroit Free Press

A watchdog group says about 36 percent of consumers wrongly believe that a *service* can remove stolen IDs from the underground marketplace.


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Following initial taxpayer frustration over refund amounts, the Internal Revenue *Service* Opens a New Window. (IRS) says the average check Opens a New ...


The 13 Best Personal Finance Books, According to Money Experts  New York Magazine

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Next month marks the 10-year anniversary of the current bull market's beginnings. Yet many Americans remain reluctant to invest in the stock market, a scary ...


12 Free Personal Finance Courses to Master Your Money in the New Year  Student Loan Hero

Personal finance might not be on your school curriculum, but knowing how to manage your money is essential. Here are 12 free online course, some as short as ...


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Personal finance is a broad subject that encompasses money management, investments, and savings. It is about setting and achieving financial goals.


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Mismanaging money can be devastating to your financial status and your future, and financial planners can offer a holistic approach to money matters.


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The 10 Best Personal Finance Resolutions For 2019  Forbes

If you are looking for some changes in your financial circumstances, here are the ten best personal finance resolutions to consider for 2019.


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Westpac has acknowledged that first-half profit for 2019 will be hit by a $260 million customer compensation bill as it looks to ramp up efforts to repay customers ...


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Best personal finance apps for clueless millennials  Mashable

Millennials, avocado toast, bad spending habits, blah blah blah. At this point, the dead horse has been thoroughly beaten and shipped off to the glue factory.


31 Quick and Dirty Finance Tips to Get Your Money in Shape  Student Loan Hero

With the new year now underway, you may be looking to make a *fresh* financial start. But sometimes change can be tough to actually achieve — especially when ...


Nerd100: Celebrating the Best-of-the-Best Personal Finance Products  NerdWallet

We recently had the privilege of honoring the winners of NerdWallet's Best-of Awards on their industry-leading personal finance products. Our Nerds evaluated ...


Choosing a Financial Adviser: The Fiduciary Dimension  Kiplinger's Personal Finance

Do you know what a fiduciary is? Is the financial professional you're working a fiduciary? Here's how to find out, and why it's important to know.


7 of our favorite personal finance stories from around the web  Ladders

We've curated some of our favorite financial blog posts, with interesting perspectives that made us think about money in a new way.


Boom can help homeowners make huge savings on their mortgage  Independent.ie

More than 100000 homeowners could be paying tens of thousands more for their mortgage than they need to - because they haven't taken up the cheaper ...


The 7 Best Personal Finance Books You Need for 2019  TheStreet.com

What are the ingredients for a high-quality personal finance book? For starters, it needs a clear and coherent message up front that has real-world meaning - that ...


The link between happiness and managing your debt  Independent Online

International Day of Happiness is celebrated tomorrow (20 March), a global initiative that aims to promote and spread awareness about the importance of ...


How to save money with personal finance apps, debt hacks, and more  Mashable

A step-by-step guide to saving money by using smartphone finance apps and other clever hacks.


5 personal finance podcasts actually worth your time investment  Mic

Sometimes just thinking about money is overwhelming. With questions about investing, paying off loans, saving for the future, dealing with unexpected expenses ...


The Future Of Personal Finance: Fintech 50 2019  Forbes

Here are seven of the country's most promising personal finance and insurance companies on our Fintech 50 2019 list.


How personal finance guru Jill Schlesinger got smart about money  Reuters

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Jill Schlesinger got her start on Wall Street, and that is where she learned a lot of what she knows about the financial world. But she has ...


'Bad With Money' Author On Personal Finance And Why Millennials Are Fake  Forbes

New York Times bestselling author Gaby Dunn spills on her new personal finance book "Bad With Money."


9 Best Budget Apps for Personal Finance in 2018  TheStreet.com

Why use a budget app to help break down - and then build up - your personal finances? Why not? Personal finance mobile apps are a handy, easy, and ...


Top 10 Personal Finance Books To Really Understand Money And Life  Forbes

A friend recently asked me to offer a list of my five favorite personal finance book—and I failed. I couldn't condense the list to any fewer than 10 without feeling it ...


Millennials And Money: How 2 Young Adults Are Figuring Out Personal Finance  WBUR

Rebecca Boyle and Sam Giangrasso tell Here & Now's Peter O'Dowd they received two very different sets of lessons about money growing up.


Meet the budget's new RRSP strategy that every retiree should know about  Financial Post

As life expectancies have risen and interest rates have fallen, Canadians have become increasingly worried about outliving their money. The federal budget has ...


3 ways to help a friend with their finances  Motley Fool Australia

Money is one of the most important aspects of life because there's a cost to almost everything in life. You want a roof over your head? That's going to cost rent or ...


What Is Financial Literacy and Why Does It Matter to Me?  TheStreet.com

Financial literacy is a hot-button issue as memories still linger over the Great Recession and as millions of baby boomers hit retirement age, and as a legion of ...


Next Avenue Picks The 6 Best New Personal Finance Books  Forbes

There are two problems with many personal finance books. One, they're dull. Two, they often tell you what you already know or suspect. Here are some ...


South Carolina bill would mandate high schoolers take personal finance class | TheHill  The Hill

A new bill has reportedly been pre-filed in South Carolina that would require high school students in the state to take a personal finance class.


High Schools Fail at Teaching Personal Finance, Millennials Say  The Motley Fool

A majority of today's young adults say that their educations were too heavy on algebra and chemistry, too light on things like stock market basics and how to file ...


The 16 Best Personal Finance Podcasts to Listen to in 2019  Yahoo Finance UK

In case you haven't heard, there are more than 550,000 podcasts available for download. There are shows for any conceivable topic of interest: history, politics, ...


Taking Control of Your Money: Personal Finance 101  Zacks.com

The world of personal finance is huge, and consists of everything from debt and retirement to taxes and insurance. Start learning how to take control of your ...


Optimism about personal finances hits 16-year high: Gallup | TheHill  The Hill

Optimism Americans have about their personal finances has reached its highest level in more than 16 years, according to.


The Best Personal Finance Courses for Beginners to Advanced Budgeters  Benzinga

Learn more about the best personal finance courses for budgeters of every skill level and at every price point.


BYU Personal Finance Club prepares students for future - The Daily Universe  Universe.byu.edu

BYU students created the Personal Finance Club to help their classmates learn more about how to wisely handle their money before and after graduation.


Gaby Dunn’s Personal-Finance Real Talk: “Money Is a Thing We Made Up”  Vanity Fair

Before she was the host of a podcast about personal finance, and now the author of a book about it, Gaby Dunn was a writer and comedian who struggled with ...


Create a Personal Finance Balance Sheet to See Where You Stand  Lifehacker

If you're planning a financial overhaul in 2019, one of the first things you need to do is figure out where you stand. And as advised by Kiplinger, one of the ...


The Best Personal Finance Software of 2019 • Benzinga  Benzinga

You can file your federal and state taxes with TurboTax in the comfort of your own home. TurboTax offers an intuitive platform that walks you through each step of ...


Bill would require students to take personal finance classes  WSET

AUGUSTA, Maine (WGME) – Students all across Maine take math, science and English classes, but a bill in Augusta would add a new requirement to its schools ...





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