My Grandpa Joe lived through the Great Depression. It was not an easy time for most Americans, and some of the lessons from the Depression stuck with its survivors for the rest of their lives.
Have you ever thought about what you would do if you suddenly had a $10,000 windfall? Perhaps a relative left you a portion of their estate, or maybe you win the lottery (which I wouldn’t recommend playing by the way), or you have an anonymous check show up in your mailbox with no explanation. What […]
The search for a new job can be stressful, especially if you’ve got bills to pay and a family to look after. In the current financial climate it could take you a while to find work, so it pays to look after your finances as well as you can while you’re between jobs.
Do you know anyone that is a millionaire? Don’t look at their wrist for a gaudy watch or check their driveway for brand new cars and boats. There are plenty of people that show off some expensive products, but they don’t actually own any of it. Truthfully, most of the people that look like they are […]
You may be thinking, “It’s only a damn coffee,” it’s really not that serious, sir. Well, let me tell you that you don’t know what you’re talking about. I mean just look at this beautiful creature… This is nothing short of the modern day form of ambrosia. For those of you not in the know, […]
Living within a budget can be difficult at times and there is always a challenge to stick to it. This is where the proverbial budget buster comes to life. You try your best to stick to your budget, but there is always something that trips you up each time you want to do your best. […]
Today I am excited to welcome Get Rich Slowly founder JD Roth to chat about his new Be Your Own CFO guide. It is an honor and a pleasure to have had the chance to ask JD some questions about how he got started in personal finance and how he developed his new guide.
Do you realize that a large portion of your earnings are going straight to your stomach each month? Of course you aren’t physically eating your 10′s and 20′s out of your wallet (if you are, you may want to pursue some mental help), but you are purchasing a large dollar amount of food each month […]
When you’re in the middle of paying off debt, especially consumer debt, it’s easy to feel like you shouldn’t buy anything you want. I mean, after all, isn’t that generally part of the reason you got in debt in the first place? With that in mind, I was shocked when the debt counselor I worked […]
Have you ever had the urge to get rich? To go out to eat whenever you wanted, buy that perfect cottage on the lake, and travel to every possible country you can think of? It sure sounds nice doesn’t it? Many people actually have this lifestyle, but there’s just one problem – they are NOT […]
The year is almost over, and you know what that means… tax time is coming. People can start filing their 2013 income taxes on January 31st, so it is time to get your tax forms in order and decide how you will file in 2014.
Last week, 40 million Target shoppers, myself included, had their payment data stolen. Whether you used a credit or debit card, if you paid with anything but cash at a Target store, your data may have been stolen.