Plug Your Money Leaks and Save Hundreds of Dollars Painlessly

Tweet Does it always seem that your money never goes as far as it should? One of the main culprits are the slow money leaks that we all have. These are generally recurring monthly expenses for a subscription or service that by itself appears quite small, but when you factor in dozens of these potential […]

Student Loans by the Numbers

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Tweet I think we can all agree that a college education can be expensive. In fact, in many cases a four year degree can easily run upwards of six figures. You may have recalled one of my posts last week that talked about saving for your child’s college education versus saving for retirement. This generation […]

Develop a Healthy Attitude About Money and Spot Unhealthy Habits

Tweet Becoming financially independent requires that you live below your means and pu tsome money away for the future but there’s more to it than that. Something as simple as your attitude about money can have a significant impact on the financial decisions you make. You can read all of the books, blogs, or money […]

How to Break the Minimum Credit Card Payment Mindset

Tweet I’ve been spending a bit of time lately discussing credit cards and debt because it’s an important issue for many people. Unlike a lot of bloggers I’m not against credit cards completely. They are a financial tool just like any other. They can be a powerful tool when used correctly, but they can also […]

Paying for College or Saving for Retirement: The Generation X Balancing Act

Tweet As Generation X continues to age, build successful careers, and start families there comes a time when parents need to weigh two important financial options. Save for college, save for retirement, or somehow try to do both. As we see college tuition spiral out of control and realize that Social Security is a laughable […]

About.com is Looking for Freelance Writers – Learn How to Apply

Tweet In case you didn’t know, I’m also a writer over at About.com. I handle the Financial Planning section and spend a lot of time talking about some of the same financial issues I discuss here. It is a lot of fun and there is an About.com site that covers almost every topic under the […]