Five Foolproof Financial Strategies That Will Ensure You a Better 2010

Tweet 2009 saw its fair share of economic hardships.  With bank closings, bad mortgages, and unemployment rates at an all-time high, people found themselves cutting back and doing without items that they once purchased and enjoyed. Family vacations became shorter while the average workday got longer.  Items like eggs, milk, and gasoline gradually increased in […]

Last Minute Holiday Gift Ideas For the Financially Challenged

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Tweet There’s nothing like waiting until the last minute to do your holiday shopping.  Holding out for the sale of the century often results in you having to rush around like a mad man (or woman!) to find the most sought after gift items of the season.  Adding overnight shipping charges or driving to thirteen […]

Poll: Have You Finished Your Christmas Shopping Yet?

Tweet When I woke up this morning and looked at the calendar I couldn’t believe it said December 21st. That means Christmas is in just a few short days! Then I started to think about what was left that had to be done before we begin our travels. Luckily, we don’t have to buy for […]

Avoid Fund Overlap to Achieve True Diversification in Your Portfolio

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Tweet Identify and Eliminate Overlap for Real Diversification So, you’ve got a nice portfolio with a handful of index funds that include a good mix of growth, value, and various market caps. You’re diversified quite well, right? Not so fast. If you’re like most investors, even though you have a number of funds that you’re […]

13 Job Websites & Boards for Freelance Designers to Find Work

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Tweet Almost any type of freelance work is filled with its ups and downs. At times, you might find quite lucrative jobs that pay well for your efforts, while other work might have you burning the midnight oil for just a few bucks. That’s the downside of freelancing, as well as what creates the excitement […]

A Few Things I Do to Organize My Finances

Tweet This is a guest post by Mr Credit Card from Ask Mr. Credit Card. Today, Mr Credit Card is going to write about ways to keep your finances organized. Telling folks to be organized in their finances is easy to say, much harder to do. I’m going to share some ideas that I myself […]

Green Gift Giving Guide: How to Save Green By Giving Green

Tweet Tis’ the season to be thrifty and these eco-friendly gifts won’t force you to spend a lot of green in order to be “green”.  From water powered alarm clocks to hand cranked blenders and electric cars, there is a perfect gift out there for everyone that you are buying for.  In no particular order, […]