Budgeting

8 Ridiculous Ways People Try to Save Money

8 Ridiculous Ways People Try to Save Money

There’s no shame—in fact, many would say it’s financially wise—to live an inexpensive lifestyle. Clipping coupons, buying items on sale, cooking food at home, bringing the leftovers to eat for lunch at work the next day, and shopping at secondhand stores are all simple and unobtrusive ways to save a lot of money in the […]


Sound Financial Planning for Your Post-Retirement Years

Sound Financial Planning for Your Post-Retirement Years

America is busily preparing for the expected rise in retirees as more baby boomers exit the work force each year. As such, many of our financial gurus are gearing up to help educate and prepare this segment of our population towards maintaining financial solvency and independence for longer periods of retirement. Preparing your budget for […]


High Street Money Saving Tips

High Street Money Saving Tips

Unfortunately, we are in a global recession and many of us are still feeling the heat of this. Whilst the economic downturn rages on, you may be surprised to learn that there are many things you can do to actually save on your monthly expenses without having to sacrifice the things that you love and enjoy doing. For […]


Is A Gold IRA Investment At This Point Wise?

Is A Gold IRA Investment At This Point Wise?

If you look at the historical prices of gold, they tend to be low compared to what they are today.  They also tend to be stable, which is why gold is a valuable part of any investment portfolio.  Gold prices spike in times of exceptional turmoil and right now the spot price of gold is […]


Getting Your Budget under Control

Getting Your Budget under Control

Getting Your Budget under Control If you are like most people, your budget could use a little tightening; your credit cards need to be locked up, and your debit card could use a rest. The first step to getting your budget under control is to keep track of your income and expenses, so you know […]


Five Mistakes to Avoid When Looking for Funding For A Start-Up

Five Mistakes to Avoid When Looking for Funding For A Start-Up

With more and more people going into business on their own the pot of money available to start-ups is getting increasingly hard to access. And with the odds of a start-up business failing within five years somewhere in the region of 75% it is clear that most investors and financial institutions are going to be […]


Fighting Over a Blown Budget? Try eBay Therapy

Arguments about the family budget; maybe they happen during the monthly or yearly budget committee meeting (you are having those aren’t you?); or maybe they happen at dinner just before bed. Regardless of when they happen or where they occur, these disputes always seem to result in mudslinging worthy of a heated political bout. The accusations […]


How Your Parents Money Choices Influence Your Finances

How did your parents manage their money? If you are not sure, chances are good that your parents did not have a strong impact on the way you are living and spending (or saving) money today. However, you may not realize that what your parents did with money really did impact your own lifestyle choices. […]


How has the budget affected you?

How has the budget affected you?

The Government insists that their recent budget announcements are not about raising tax but are about reforming the economy in order to enable future growth. The impact of the budget, however, will be felt by individual UK households with some gaining and some losing and, with a number of fundamental reforms set to take place, […]


Three Reasons to Join Finances with Your Partner

Three Reasons to Join Finances with Your Partner

At a glance, you would think that a couple that keeps its finances separate would have less to fight about when it comes to money issues. Research has indicated that just the opposite is true. Keeping all of a couple’s finances separated can lead to more misunderstandings in the long run. Separate Accounts can Mean […]


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