At least once a year, if not more, you visit the dentist and doctor to make sure everything is working properly — why not give your finances the same opportunity? As we approach the busy holiday season, it’s easy to let attention slip from personal finance. If you find yourself barreling toward the end of … Read moreYear-End Financial Planning Checkup
I had a really bad banking experience last week – actually, it took place over 7 days and is still not quite over. I was going to blog about it and rat out the bank, but then some halfway decent customer service changed my mind. When I logged into my account today and saw YET ANOTHER … Read moreBB&T Customer Service Nightmare and How to Avoid Overdraft Fees
According to one source, you can be up to four times more likely to become disabled during your working years than you are to die. Yet we hear about life insurance, its benefits, and the different types of policies much more frequently than we hear about disability insurance. If you are of working age, and … Read moreThe Basics of Long-Term Disability Insurance
Sometimes you just need to stop spending money for a few days. Maybe you are already over budget, or close to it, and the month isn’t over. Maybe you have savings goals with attached deadlines, and need to kick a little extra towards one of those goals before the deadline comes and goes. Or maybe … Read moreHow to Have a No-Spend Weekend
On January 18th of this year, I finally decided I was ready to make some New Year’s resolutions. I’ve never really done the resolution thing in the past, and so I wasn’t compelled to do it come December 31 or January 1. But I recognize that goals are good — and so I came up … Read moreIt is Not Too Late for Resolutions
We’ve all heard the stories of lotto winners who win millions, think they’re set for life, and then go broke within a decade. Or people who inherit large sums of money and end up in financial ruin, family feuds, or both. The word “windfall” can mean different things to different people — if you’re young … Read moreWhat to Do With a Financial Windfall?
With Halloween just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking of ways to fashion a costume that is creative without being expensive. I’ve created a list of 25 Halloween costumes that can be made with things you have around the house and maybe a purchase or two from the dollar store. Some of these … Read more25 Cheap Halloween Costumes
It’s not a very happy thought, but have you ever considered what you want to happen to your assets after death? What about the guardianship of your children in case both parents die together? If something happens to you but doctors could keep you alive through life support or other measures would you want that? … Read more4 Estate Planning Documents You Need Today