Selling your home is not an easy thing to do. Most of us only get to do this once or twice in our lifetime, so there are usually more questions than answers. However, you can make this tough process easier by learning about and knowing how to avoid these five common mistakes. 5 Common Home … Read more5 Mistakes to Avoid When Selling Your Home
You dread going to the mailbox and answering the phone. Each paycheck seems to be gone before you’ve deposited it, and still you can’t seem to tame the enormous balances on your credit cards. Between the high interest and the balances you are carrying, it seems as though you will never dig yourself out of … Read moreUsing a Home Equity Loan to Pay Off Credit Card Debt
It may seem blasphemous to suggest this on a personal finance blog, but there are certain instances when leasing a car might make good financial sense. We all know the downsides to leasing — you ultimately pay more for the car than you would if you bought it outright, you are responsible for non-warranty repairs … Read moreIs It Ever a Good Idea to Lease a Car?
Since becoming a parent, I’ve been noticing just how many of my fellow stay-at-home-mothers are supplementing their income through direct sales jobs. We’ve all had some experience with one of these companies—either going to a makeup or candle or scrapbooking party, having a friend become a consultant, or even going to one of the big … Read moreDirect Sales: Perfect Job for Stay-At-Home-Moms?
It’s a tough time to be a teenager. Jobs that used to be the province of teenagers and college students are now often staffed by underemployed adults who are desperate for work. Finding a seasonal or after school job that not only helps financially but also gives teenagers an entry for their budding resume will … Read more5 Summer Jobs for Teens
Roth IRAs are a great way to save for your retirement. Like Traditional IRAs, Roths are set up so that you will only have to pay income taxes on your money once rather than getting the double whammy of paying before you invest and again after you withdraw. Unlike Traditional IRAs, however, Roth accounts are … Read moreHow to Make an Early Roth IRA Withdrawal (and Why You Might Want to)
Whether you’re a college student trying to put yourself through school, a stay-at-home parent who would like to bring in some extra income, or a professional who has recently seen wages or hours cut, part-time jobs can really help to bridge the gap between your current income and your needs. However, many traditional part-time jobs … Read more5 High-Paying Part-Time Jobs
If you went to college sometime in the past several years there is a good chance you are still carrying student loan debt. While student loans can help you pay for college, they can also feel terribly restricting once the diploma is hanging on your wall and reality sets in. There is a great deal … Read moreThe Pros and Cons of an Early Student Loan Payoff
If you listen to retailers and commercials, the spring season brings with it yet another reason to spend a lot of money. But having a fun and traditional holiday with your family does not have to break the bank at any time of year. Here are some ways to cut costs for Easter or Passover … Read moreCut Costs and Save Money on Easter and Passover
Many people feel like hobbies should be the first thing to go when it’s time to tighten the budget. While many hobbies might be expensive to maintain that does not mean you necessarily have to give them up. In fact, your favorite method of stress relief might even be able to help you through a … Read moreHow to Earn Money from Your Hobbies