Planning

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Confessions Of A Walmart Shopper

Walmart has the largest client base in the United States for its reasonable priced goods and good services. Most of Walmart’s operations are directed towards the local customer who uses cash to purchase grocery and other items. It is the…

The Importance of Savings

Putting some money aside for savings is a really important and smart idea. It’s so easy to get caught up in our everyday lives sometimes it’s everything we can do just to keep on top of our regular finances, such…

Steps to help you make, and keep a budget

Budgeting isn’t fun, and the very idea of it has discouraged most of us from even trying. However, having and following a budget is essential for our future, and easy when you know how to do it. Savings offer both…

The Who What When Where and Why of Getting Cash for Gold

Since the devastating recession of the American economy in the winter of ’07-’08, the battle cry of the average, hard-hit American has been “Cash for Gold!” This catchphrase is heard and seen everywhere, and has become deeply ingrained in our…