September 30, 2013

10 Ways the Government Shutdown Could Affect You

If the Democrats and Republicans don’t agree on how the U.S. should pay its bills, the federal government will shut down tomorrow, October 1. At a […]
September 27, 2013

Lay Off the Latte and Perk Up Your Mortgage Payment

Interest – it’s insidious, like lighting money on fire (but without the excitement of watching something burn). Sure, it’s a necessary part of the financial system […]
September 26, 2013

Legit Debt Collectors vs. Scammers

The Better Business Bureau (BBB) has advised consumers to learn how to tell a real debt collection effort from one that is clearly a scam. According […]
September 23, 2013

Start Your Holiday Planning Today

Thanks to the handy Christmas Countdown 2013 Clock, we have determined that Christmas is only 92 days away.  With the holiday shopping season getting ready to […]
September 20, 2013

Money Mistakes that We ALL Make

For all the financial advice we find in books, magazines, and online, we still make a lot of mistakes when it comes to money. Some of […]
September 18, 2013

Years After the Recession, Many Still Struggle

Four years after the recession officially ended, many Americans are still struggling to recover financially with lower incomes and, in some cases, going hungry, according to […]
September 17, 2013

Where Americans Spent Their Money in 2012

Fresh from the Bureau of Labor Statistics: all of American spending in one big color wheel. If pie charts aren’t your thing, here’s the same data […]
September 16, 2013

Happy 5th Annivesary to the Financial Crisis

Over the course of one week five years ago, the U.S. financial system was brought to its knees. As a reminder of just how bad that […]
September 13, 2013

Caution: Money Traps to Avoid

Managing your money successfully can be like walking through a minefield. You might be cruising along, making good progress, then suddenly you become tempted by one […]