Category: Personal Finance

  • 4 Lessons I’ve Learned on My Quest for Financial Freedom

    Most things that are worth doing aren’t easy. That said, getting to financial freedom doesn’t have to be entirely difficult. In my quest for financial freedom I’ve struggled and I’ve also had some success.  I’ve learned a few things that have been important in both my personal growth and that of my estate. I’d like […]

  • Smartphone apps that redefine financial management

    This is a guest post by Eliza Morgan who is a full time blogger.  She specializes in writing about business credit cards. You can reach her at: elizamorgan856 at gmail dot com. The versatility of smartphones has made them the most important tech item. Sure, we might use laptops or desktops to use word processing software or view […]

  • Avoid Debt This Christmas With These 7 Tips

    Christmas is a time for generosity and joy. But too often generosity turns into the desire to please those around us with gifts. Our children demand the latest toys and technological wonders or you simply want to give them what they want. Gift exchange means finding gifts for a host of family, friends and even […]

  • Credit Karma: A Review

    I recently discovered a service that gives you free access (no strings attached) to your credit score: Credit Karma. I first heard of Credit Karma at the Financial Blogger Conference this year. To be honest I’m not sure what took me so long. Unlike other ‘free credit report’ services out there Credit Karma does not sell […]

  • Say No To Outrageous Bank Fees

    No doubt you’ve heard something of the monthly fee Bank of America was planning to charge their checking customers for the use of their debit cards. They were going to charge a $5 a month fee if you didn’t meet certain criteria (a huge percentage of their checking account holders would have likely been subject […]

  • Starting a Family on a Budget

    This is a guest post by Holly Miller, who writes for Coupon Croc. If you do not keep tabs on your spending habits, they can easily get out of control. When starting a family on a limited income, budgeting is especially important. Families with limited resources face additional pressure when it comes to keeping spending […]

  • Tax Return Errors, Take Two.

    If you follow me on twitter you might’ve noticed my tweet on the 19th of October about the mistakes I made on my tax return and the current status of said tax return. Just in case you didn’t catch the tweet, here’s a screenshot of the tweet: I thought I’d expound just a little bit more […]