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Personal Finance the Lazy Way

Personal Finance the Lazy Way

Tweet This is a guest post by Lazy Man from Lazy Man and Money. A lot of people ask me why I go by the name Lazy Man. I wanted to convey the message that managing your money doesn’t have to be a lot of work. If a Lazy Man like me can do it […]

you need a budget review

Creating a Budget: Money Management 101

Tweet For most people, the word “budget” conjures up thoughts of penny-pinching and the unpleasant task of crunching numbers. This couldn’t be further from the truth. A budget is the cornerstone of a solid financial foundation, regardless of your situation, and it isn’t that hard to do. A budget is nothing more than a breakdown […]

April is National Financial Literacy Month

April is National Financial Literacy Month

Tweet Did you know that April is National Financial Literacy Month? That’s right, there’s a whole month dedicated to increasing financial literacy. I like to think that around here it’s a 24/7 financial literacy marathon, but a lot of media outlets and finance blogs will be joining forces over the next few weeks to bring […]

Five Swift Financial Moves to Make Right Now

Five Swift Financial Moves to Make Right Now

Tweet We’ve all heard the ubiquitous GEICO car insurance commercial, about how fifteen minutes could save you fifteen percent on your car insurance, right? Well, as popular as those commercials are, it turns out there are plenty of things you can do in fifteen minutes that have the potential to save you a lot of […]

529 Plan Benefits Are Not Just for Kids

529 Plan Benefits Are Not Just for Kids

Tweet Thanks to the Pension Protection Act, the 529 plan looks like it is here to stay. These plans were initially slated to end in 2010, but that’s no longer the case and they are here to stay. A 529 plan is clearly recognized as a college education savings plan, but the benefits don’t stop […]

you need a budget review

You Need a Budget Review

Tweet An often overlooked tool in managing your personal finances, the basic budget is where it all begins, so you need a budget reivew.  The budget is the foundation from which all other things relating to your personal finances are built.  Ironically, many of us have the tendency to set our budget and move on […]

MyJibe Review – Taking Your Budget to the Next Level

MyJibe Review – Taking Your Budget to the Next Level

Tweet Over the past few weeks I’ve had a chance to experiment with a new financial service that’s aimed to help regular people improve their finances. It’s called MyJibe. MyJibe is a unique, easy-to-use, web-based software for helping people manage their money, make spending decisions and plan for the future so they can have more […]

Thred Up Because Kids Outgrow Clothing Fast

Thred Up Because Kids Outgrow Clothing Fast

Tweet Clothing exchanges are wildly popular right now.  The reason behind this is really quite simple.  Frugal families simply can’t afford to buy new things every time their children hit a growth spurt or grow tired of the toys that they already have.  Rather than shell out money to purchase new clothing and stuffed animals, […]

How to Be a Battle Buddy to Your Family

How to Be a Battle Buddy to Your Family

Tweet This is a guest post by Jeff Rose. Jeff Rose is an Illinois Certified Financial Planner(TM) and co-founder of Alliance Investment Planning Group. He is also the author of Good Financial Cents, a financial planning and investment blog and his currently working on his first book entitled Soldier of Finance. You can see more […]

Five Year-End Financial Moves for a Better New Year

Five Year-End Financial Moves for a Better New Year

Tweet It should come as no surprise that the new year is a time of reflection and setting new goals for ourselves. Sometimes it’s a vow to be healthier, or maybe you will finally pay off that nagging credit card balance, but whatever it is we always seem to use January 1st as some sort […]