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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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Personal Finance column: Motivation can change on a dime  Glenwood Springs Post Independent

We looked at the weather app and saw a three-hour window to get our bike ride in with only a 20% chance of rain. With the early summer weather.


Require personal finance literacy courses for students | TheHill  The Hill

Students need to learn not only about the loans they take out, but also about budgeting, cost of living and expected earnings for specific majors.


How the Federal Reserve Rate Affects You | Smart Change: Personal Finance  The Missoulian

MoneyTipsCurrent Federal Reserve Chairperson Jerome Powell recently indicated that the Fed may soon cut interest rates for the first time since the start of the ...


Here's what investors would do to never have to manage their personal finances again  CNBC

Give up carbs? Surrender your cellphone? What would you do to give up your financial planning without neglecting your financial health?


What young physicians should know about personal finance  American Medical Association

Often faced with staggering debt while working long hours or adjusting to life in new a practice setting, it can be easy for medical residents and young physicians ...


7 Quotes That Will Make You Rethink Your Personal Finances  Yahoo Finance

There's a lot to learn from the wisdom of others -- and it can make you richer and more financially secure, too.


Dollar Scholar: MONEY's New Personal Finance Newsletter  MONEY

MONEY introduces a new personal finance newsletter, 'Dollar Scholar,' written by MONEY reporter Julia Glum.


Top 10 Personal Finance Podcasts By Financial Advisors  Forbes

With the number of podcasts now topping 700000, you can find one for almost any subject or taste. That's true in the personal finance area, as well, with all ...


Technology Could Change Personal Finance, But Only if We Get Better at Using It  Barron's

You don't have to look very hard to see a grim picture of personal finance trends in America. From rising credit card and student loan debt to a severe lack of ...


How to Figure Out If That Personal Finance Advice Is Nonsense  Lifehacker

The press release that sent me over the edge was the one that mentioned lattes and how few Americans are prepared for a $400 emergency. “Where's my bingo ...


15 Spending Habits Personal Finance Experts Hate the Most  Reader's Digest

We asked financial whizzes to spill the beans on their biggest pet peeves. Do any of these sound familiar?


Bangor YMCA Teen Center holds "Personal Finance' workshop  WABI

BANGOR, Maine (WABI) - Representatives from Bangor Savings Bank were at the Bangor YMCA Teen Center on Friday, to help raise awareness about ...


You're Spending Too Much Time On Your Investments  Forbes

Most people focus too much on investing and neglect other retirement planning issues.


Personal Finance Meets Mindfulness: Alka Launches First Financial Mindfulness App in AppStore  Yahoo Finance

Alka brings a much-needed breath of *fresh* air to the personal finance industry. SAN FRANCISCO, July 9, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Alka launches its new app today ...


How to Bounce Back After Getting Fired | Smart Change: Personal Finance  The Missoulian

Maybe you botched a major project at work, and that made your boss unhappy. Or maybe, despite your best efforts to excel on the job, you just didn't end up ...


7 personal finance apps to better manage your money  MD Linx

Save money, time, and aggravation by installing these doctor-friendly personal finance apps. Your bank account will thank you.


How 'anchoring' empowers this personal finance author to make better spending decisions  NBC News

As consumers, we're often unaware of how much our spending decisions are influenced by cognitive bias, according to personal finance author Emily Guy ...


Elizabeth Warren is a personal finance expert—and she has a plan for your budget  CNBC

Elizabeth Warren is uniquely positioned among Democratic presidential candidates to address the systemic economic issues affecting the average American.


Gamify Your Finances: Three Apps That Make Personal Finance A Game  Forbes

In a world where 39% of adults would not be able to come up with $400 for an unexpected expense (or at least not without borrowing or selling some ...


Why kids need to know far more about personal finance than they do right now  Yahoo Finance

Tim Sheehan, CEO and co-founder of family finance app Greenlight, joined Yahoo Finance's the Final Round to discuss gaps in adults' money knowledge and ...


Survey: Newark Among America’s Most Stressed Out Cities  CBS New York

NEWARK, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — A new survey from Wallethub says Newark, New Jersey, is home to some very stressed out Americans. The personal finance ...


My married name is driving me crazy. Here's why.  USA TODAY

While it's been almost nine years since I jettisoned my maiden name, it keeps haunting me in unexpected ways.


Mastering Personal Finance as a Retiree  Jewish Link of New Jersey

By the time you finally reach retirement, you'll have already spent decades preparing, planning, and investing in your future retirement fund. But just because ...


7 Costly Retirement Mistakes to Avoid | Smart Change: Personal Finance  Helena Independent Record

Here's a scary statistic: More than more than half of retirees surveyed last year by the folks at Global Atlantic said they have retirement planning regrets. Their top ...


How to Keep Your Money Safe Online  Inc.com

As an entrepreneur and investor, I'm tech-obsessed. Technology is transforming every corner of our lives, from how we live, to how we earn, to how we spend.


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

Patients will face far longer queues for treatment if the government cannot, within weeks, solve a pensions problem that has led many doctors to cut back ...


North Carolina Votes For Personal Finance Classes In Schools  Simplemost

North Carolina's leaders want students to learn about personal finances: On June 27, the state's legislation passed a bill requiring high schoolers to learn about ...


Cummings, Bradley take different paths to personal finances  Clay Today Online

Financial disclosures for Clay County members of the Legislature reveal that the House and Senate budget chairs have taken different approaches to personal ...


Personal Finance Daily: A major new study suggests it's possible to avoid developing dementia and what NOT to buy on Amazon Prime Day  ForexTV.com

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Here’s Some Money Advice: Just Buy the Coffee  The New York Times

No, skipping your morning caffeine boost will not make you a millionaire.


Personal Finance App Dave Launches Mobile Banking; Raises $110 Million In Debt  Forbes

Dave, the personal finance app backed by Mark Cuban is getting into the mobile banking market, launching Dave Banking and announcing it raised $110 ...


NC students would be required to take personal finance classes to graduate if new bill becomes law  WBTV

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) - Students in North Carolina are one step closer to learning more about their future when it comes to making and managing their ...


Personal Finance Queries For The Day (15-07-2019)  Outlook India

Personal finance queries responded by industry & subject-matter experts.


Personal finance will be requirement to graduate high school under new state law  WXII12 Winston-Salem

Legislation designed to give North Carolina prosecutors a new tool to convict drug dealers and to require public schools to teach more finance education is now ...


5 Financial Books to Add to Your Summer Reading List  U.S News & World Report Money

Take your summer reading list to the next level by finding an enjoyable book that will also fill your head with valuable and practical personal finance advice.


Trump's lawyers fight House subpoena for Trump's financial records  CBS News

President Trump's lawyers argued in a federal appeals court Friday that the House Oversight Committee has no power to regulate the office of the president.


Case activity for Personal Finance Company LLC vs Flora Scott on July 11  St. Louis Record

The St. Louis 22nd Judicial Circuit Court reported the following activities in the suit brought by Personal Finance Company LLC against Flora Scott on July 11:


This NC bill would require personal finance to be taught in high schools  WTVD-TV

In downtown Raleigh, House lawmakers are debating House Bill 924 - legislation that would require high school students take and pass a financial literacy ...


Personal Finance Services Market is expected to grow at a considerable growth rate: Credit Karma, Harvest, Mint, LearnVest, Quicken  Rise Media

The latest market report by a Reports monitors with the title 'Global Personal Finance Services Market size and CAGR between 2019 and 2025.' Personal ...


9 Personal finance lessons from the Simpsons  Thrive Global

I grew up watching the Simpsons, and I loved everything about it. As I got older, I began to understand even more of it. But I saw some interesting teachings in it ...


Quebecers looking for personal financial advice  Yahoo Finance

Quebecers value their financial health, yet only one out of every two has a recent financial plan. “Quebecers care about their financial situation, but too few of ...


BUZZ-Int'l Personal Finance: Drops after update on Polish consumer credit legislation  Reuters

Doorstep lender International Personal Finance Plc's shares down 9.7% at 133.8p; set for fourth straight session of losses.


N.C. Senate wants students to take a personal-finance class, but some teachers object  Asheboro Courier Tribune

North Carolina lawmakers say they want to teach students about being financially responsible. But critics say the change will disrupt the social studies ...


Personal Finance: 5 Critical Misses In The Budget  BW Businessworld

The Newly appointed Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced the maiden Budget for the Modi 2.0 government on Friday. While bringing in a slew of ...


PERSONAL FINANCE: Too busy to prioritize your finances?  The Mercury

We're busier than ever these days. Constant notifications, work travel, kids' activities and other important tasks are often competing for our immediate attention.


NC lawmakers added a new high school graduation requirement. Why are some unhappy?  Durham Herald Sun

North Carolina legislators have passed a bill making it a graduation requirement for high school students to complete a personal finance class. Some teachers ...


5 best financial books for beginners  Fast Company

Reading these books turned money from a subject I feared into something I enjoyed learning more about.


U.S. Consumer Comfort Gains on Better Personal Financial Outlook  Bloomberg

A weekly measure of Americans' sentiment reached the second-highest level since 2000, adding to indications consumers remain generally upbeat even as ...


Army puts renewed emphasis on personal financial management  United States Army

WIESBADEN, Germany - People sometimes wonder why they don't teach financial readiness in high school. For all of the academic know-how acquired through ...


Lt. Gov. Dan Forest talks about the creation of a new standalone personal finance class  Raleigh News & Observer

N.C. Lt. Gov. Dan Forest talks on Thursday, June 27, 2019, about his support of the creation of a new standalone personal finance class as a required social ...


13 Super-Safe Dividend Stocks to Buy Now  Kiplinger's Personal Finance

The market's rapid rise has depressed yields. The best dividend stocks to buy now, then, should have a focus on dividend growth and payout safety.


8 Ways to Save on Wedding Gifts | Personal Finance  U.S News & World Report Money

Weddings aren't only costly for couples. According to the 2018 Wedding Guest Study from The Knot, an online wedding marketplace, guests spent $289 on ...


Case activity for LLC N/K/A Mariner Finance Personal Finance Company LLC vs Sherrie Butler on July 11  St. Louis Record

The St. Louis 22nd Judicial Circuit Court reported the following activities in the suit brought by LLC N/K/A Mariner Finance Personal Finance Company LLC ...


What's a Roth 401(k)? The other employer-based retirement plan that lets your savings grow tax free  NBC News

Does your employer offer two types of 401(k) accounts? Maybe you should have one of each.


Personal Finance App Market 2019-2025 Size by Competitive Analysis, Merger Acquisition, and Joint Ventures  Boston Life News

Global “Personal Finance App Market” attempts to offer significant and thoughtful insights into the existing market situation and the developing growth dynamics.


Global Personal Finance Software Market 2019 – BUXFER, Quicken, The Infinite Kind, YNAB, Alzex software, Microsoft, Doxo  Industry News Updates 24

The global “Personal Finance Software” market report includes a scrupulous analysis of the Personal Finance Software market in the forecasted period.


North Carolina To Vote For Personal Finance Classes In Schools  DoYouRemember?

The new personal finance classes will replace one of the several U.S. history courses available in the curriculum. There are similar courses like this in some ...


What is your personal financial plan?  Independent Online

The benefits of having a personal financial plan include that it enables you to save for major, sometimes unexpected expenses and for the long-term.


Barefoot Investor Scott Pape to host new personal finance TV show  The Guardian

Author will headline Money School, a four-part documentary on Foxtel aimed at helping households pay bills.


A major new study suggests it’s possible to avoid developing dementia and what NOT to buy on Amazon Prime Day  MarketWatch

Happy Monday, MarketWatchers. Don't miss these top stories: A major new study suggests it's possible to avoid developing dementia — here are 5 ways to ...


IRS releases new Form 1040 draft: What to know  Fox Business

One expert expects taxpayers' projections to be much more accurate this year.


The US Treasury is calling for mandatory financial literacy courses for college students  CNBC

The U.S. Department of the Treasury released a new report on behalf of the Financial Literacy and Education Commission that recommends mandatory financial ...


Social Security - Personal Finance for Kids & Family Road Trip  WBBM NewsRadio

A look at the future of social security, why kids need to start building their personal finance knowledge at a young age and need to know tips on how to prepare ...


Which Bucket Should Retirees Tap First?  Kiplinger's Personal Finance

Does it make more sense to pull money out of your Roth IRA or your brokerage account for your income? Consider the full picture when deciding whether to hold ...


Op-Ed : Invest in Personal Finance Education and Resources  Mission Hill Gazette

By Hélène Vincent. While knocking doors this spring, I met a resident who shared a discouraging story. He and his family are recent immigrants who had been ...


Union Bank Named a 2019 'Best Bank' By Kiplinger's Personal Finance  PRNewswire

LOS ANGELES, July 2, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Union Bank has been named the Best Regional Bank for the West region in Kiplinger's Personal Finance's third ...


Personal Finance: Is a college degree still worth the cost?  Chattanooga Times Free Press

Total student loan debt now exceeds $1.6 trillion, with 45 million Americans carrying balances. Of those, around 20% owe at least $100000. Among Millennials ...


Personal Finance: Navigating the maze of brokerage accounts  Chattanooga Times Free Press

Investing involves more than just picking the next Amazon; it all begins with establishing the correct type of account to suit your particular situation. The choices ...


Here’s what you should NOT buy on Amazon Prime Day and the most deadly time in your life to put on weight  MarketWatch

Happy Wednesday, MarketWatchers! Don't miss these top stories: Personal Finance. This is the No. 1 most obese state in America. The sad individual and ...


Personal finance wrap: Tax filing season; Is your bank the best MF advisor?  Moneycontrol.com

Find all the other major personal finance stories of the week here.


Personal Finance: What you should know about refinancing your mortgage  Chattanooga Times Free Press

Following the Great Recession, mortgage rates plunged to historic lows in 2012. This presented a perfect opportunity to refinance and capture the savings.


Why employers owe staff money skills  Business Daily

On managing our personal finances, most people lack basic skills. We don't talk about money with our friends and family. We feel uncomfortable when people ...


Smart financial moves for 'gig' economy workers | Personal Finance  St. Louis American

Not that long ago, most people worked for some type of an organization, such as a business or the government or a school district. But today, more and more ...


There are two federal laws that protect your credit — here’s what they are and what you need to know to keep your credit safe  Bankrate.com

Because of the huge influence that credit has on your life, it's really important that the credit reporting agencies and the data furnishers who supply information to ...


Kiplinger's Personal Finance: How to find the best reward card for you  Richmond.com

Rewards card issuers continue to tinker with their offerings, the goal being to lure customers with generous paybacks while keeping their own balance sheets ...


Couple with too much debt want to borrow even more to build a cottage  Financial Post

If they add debt by keeping their current house and building a cottage, retirement will be almost impossible.


International Personal Finance (LON:IPF) Rating Reiterated by Peel Hunt  Trent Times

International Personal Finance (LON:IPF)'s stock had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by stock analysts at Peel Hunt in a research note issued to investors on Friday, ...


Couch Potato investing beats the teachers' pension fund — again  Dallas News

The Teachers Retirement System pension fund is $46.2 billion in the hole, only 76.9 percent funded. Had the managers chosen the simplicity of Couch...


Personal Finance Show: How to home in on value and HOT Brexit opportunities  Investors Chronicle

In this week's show Joe Bauernfreund, chief executive officer of Asset Value Investors and manager of funds including AVI Global Trust (AGT), explains how to ...


It is now officially summer, and the personal finance site wallethub, for some reason, has decided  Youngstown Vindicator

It is now officially summer, and the personal finance site wallethub, for some reason, has decided to rank every state according to how many (per capita) fun ...


Legislation would give high school students credit for personal finance courses  Pennsylvania Business Report

Legislation recently introduced in the state House would permit public school students in grades 9-12 to apply up to one credit earned for completing a personal ...


Winners and losers in the 2019 battle of personal finances  The Times

The first six months of this year have been kind to some, but others have found it almost impossible to get good deals on savings and other financial products.


House prices: Is now a good time to buy a house?  Express

For many buying a house is a life-goal, with more of the UK staying in the rental sector for longer. According to a Family Resources Survey by the Department for ...


The Elephant in the Room: Your Adviser Is Getting Paid  Kiplinger's Personal Finance

To understand how much your adviser is really getting paid, you have to ask the right question. Once you get the answer, take the value they bring to the table ...


Personal Finance: Bond market flashing yellow on economy  Chattanooga Times Free Press

An interesting dichotomy has developed between the stock and bond markets over the past few weeks.


The good, the bad, and the ugly of debt  Independent Online

RAND AND SENSE: Debt can be a useful financial tool if it is managed correctly, you should look out for ways in which you can make debt work for you.


How Personal Finance App Dave Helps Consumers Avoid Overdraft Fees  Pulse 2.0

Dave, a mobile finance app that helps users avoid overdraft fees, announced it is launching a banking product and that it raised $110 million in debt.


Personal finance show: getting the best from unlisted investments and head start on retirement  Investors Chronicle

Andrew Lebus, lead manager of Pantheon International (PIN), a private equity investment trust, explains where you can find the best returns away from public ...


OPINION: Mezzanine finance good for growth  Independent Online

As SA continues to drift of economic stagnation, the disconnect between traditional lenders and entrepreneurs are widening, writes Gary Palmer.


GUIDES: 3 expenses eating more than 60% of income  Independent Online

The first step in shaping your financial future lies in addressing the 3 expenses that could be absorbing more than 60% of your disposable income.


Facebook’s cryptocurrency Libra may be a red line some people will refuse to cross and the novel case Juul is making against Chinese tariffs  MarketWatch

Happy Tuesday MarketWatchers. Don't miss these top stories: Facebook's cryptocurrency Libra may be a red line some people will refuse to cross.


How Social Security benefits are calculated  Fox Business

Social Security benefits will be a big portion of monthly retirement income for many Americans, and it helps to know how the benefits are calculated.


Credit card interest rates: How to calculate interest rate on credit card  CNBCTV18

Every bank or financial institution that offers credit cards offers its customers a grace period or interest-free for purchases. This period is between the transaction ...


4 Common Personal Finance Tips That Will Actually Fail You  Yahoo Finance

Following these four tips could hurt your financial future. Find out why.


Suze Orman and the Scam of the Personal Finance Industry  GQ

Suze Orman's rant against coffee is the latest in cable-news advice that puts the blame for an increasingly unequal financial system on individuals.


Are four credit cards better than three?  The Irish Times

Q&A: Dominic Coyle answers your personal finance questions.


Government rules out reintroduction of Old Pension Scheme  Livemint

In a written reply to a question asked in the Lok Sabha, the Government ruled out reintroduction of Old Pension Scheme (OPS) for government employees.


7 Best Personal Finance Tips For 2019  Forbes

These are the best personal finance moves for 2019.


7 Most Powerful Personal Finance Habits You Need to Implement Right Now  Inc.

As the economy continues its upward swing, now is as good a time as ever to get a handle on your finances. But, of course, adopting good personal finance ...


How to minimise risk when investing in digital assets  Independent Online

There's a good reason to be cautious about cryptocurrencies, but caution shouldn't prevent you from investing in these lucrative digital assets.





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