Personal finance sins

Are you Guilty of These 5 Personal Finance Sins?

How are you doing with your personal finance goals? Making the progress you expected? Or are you wondering why you don’t seem to be getting ahead in terms of savings and debt reduction? If this sounds a little too familiar, check out the list below, where you’ll find a rundown of five personal finance sins [...]

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Are You Making These Top 4 Money Mistakes?

We all make mistakes and finances are no exception. In fact, most Americans typically struggle with personal finance due to a number of reasons chief among them a lack of personal finance education provided to school age children. Here are the top 4 money mistakes and some practical advice on how to avoid making them [...]

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Romantic Date Ideas – Fun and Cheap Dates

Are you tired of the standard dinner and a movie date night? Looking for a romantic date idea that won’t cost an arm and a leg?  Try one of these date ideas for a romantic evening the two of you will be sure to enjoy!   Wine & Cheese Under the Stars One of my [...]

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Quicken 2015 for Mac Review – Upgrade for Essentials Users

With the release of Quicken 2015 for Mac, Intuit has included many improvements for Quicken Essentials users from a new mobile app to a full featured Investment Performance module. I have been using Quicken for Windows for as long as I can remember and as soon as I heard that Intuit was releasing a new [...]

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Ryder Cup: The Importance of Teamwork and Leadership

I was watching the first round of the Ryder Cup and was struck by how different the format is from the regular PGA Tour.  The PGA Tour is all about the individual, you are playing for yourself and yourself alone. The Ryder Cup is all about the team, country and your playing partner. The last [...]

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Deciphering Your Financial Award Letter [INFOGRAPHIC]

The financial aid process can be overwhelming before starting your first year of college, especially if you aren’t aware of how it works. After filling out the FAFSA and being accepted into a school, you will be presented with an award letter from your chosen school(s) with details around the different types of federal, state, [...]

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Save Money by Turning Canned Fruits Into Amazing Desserts

Eating well on the cheap? The rice and beans brigade will tell you that asceticism is the only way to go but all budget and no bounty makes for a pretty boring life. Now it’s understandable that after buying groceries for breakfast, lunch, dinner and let’s not forget the snacks, there’s not much left over [...]

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What Benefits are you Entitled to?

According to the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), there are around 5.3 million people of working age in the UK claiming benefits of some kind, and although many people think benefits are only available to those who don’t work, this is not true – some benefits are related to your age or personal circumstances [...]

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4 Things You Should Know About a Power of Attorney

A Power of Attorney is a document that allows you (the principal) to appoint someone (the agent) to act on your behalf.  There are many reasons why you might want to appoint someone else to look after your financial affairs. For example, if you own a property in a different state you can give power [...]

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How to Financially Prepare for Death

There are few times when a person knows that death is upon them in a specific amount of time. Those that are diagnosed with a terminal disease may begin preparing financially and those that enter the middle age period of their lives see this as important too. Preparing financially for death is a way to [...]

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DIY Projects

Best Saving Money Tips – DIY Projects

We are getting our house ready to sell and are in the middle of many DIY Projects. It’s a lot of work and we are hoping it will pay off when it comes time to sell.  So what DIY projects should you tackle and which projects should you hire a contractor to do? It depends [...]

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Sharm el Sheikh: Ten of the Best Sharm Activities

Pristine white-sand beaches, some of the best diving spots in the world and a wealth of unforgettable sightseeing options all make Sharm el Sheikh a consistently popular vacation option. Millions of lucky people take last minute holidays to this sun-drenched beauty spot every year and here are just a few of the highlights of Sharm. [...]

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