5 Strategies to Follow To Be A Millionaire

5 Strategies to Follow To Be A Millionaire

Today (May 20th) is Be a Millionaire Day. If you want to build wealth and eventually become a millionaire, here’s what you need to know. When I look back at my earnings over the last 10 years or so, I realize that I’ve made more than $1 million. However, I’m far from being a millionaire

Merchant Negotiators: Find a Merchant Account Provider

Merchant Negotiators: Find a Merchant Account Provider

If you accept credit cards for your home business, you need a merchant account provider. But how do you find the right one? My home business payment acceptance needs are simple and straightforward. I just need clients to be able to pay me via PayPal or direct deposit (or by check — if they must).

Things I Will Teach My Children About Money

Things I Will Teach My Children About Money

“I wish I knew that at your age.” — said by every single older person out there. What do you wish you knew as a child? Do you wish you could go back and share some wisdom with your younger self? I certainly do. There are probably thousands of things that you wish you could

Looking For a Way To Save Money and Go Green? Switch to Solar Power

Looking For a Way To Save Money and Go Green? Switch to Solar Power

This is a guest post from my sister, Rachel, whose husband sells solar power systems through Vivant. They’ve been trying a solar system on their own home, and this is her story. Another interesting take on solar power can be found at Lazy Man and Money, where my buddy Brian shares his experience with a

Investing in Gold: You’re Killing Me Smalls!

Investing in Gold: You’re Killing Me Smalls!

I’ve been lax on my Grow Your Dough updates this year because I’ve been falling in the rankings since almost the beginning. A big reason? I’m investing in gold. We’ve been running Grow Your Dough 2.0 this year, and I’m doing awful. At this time last year, I was in the top five. By the

Rebates for Simple Tasks: My Swag Bucks Review

Rebates for Simple Tasks: My Swag Bucks Review

I’ve crossed to the dark side and am now using Swag Bucks. Here is my Swag Bucks review. Late last year, I let someone I know talk me into joining Swag Bucks. Since penny-pinching isn’t my thing — I’m more of a “do the big things for more money” kind of gal — Swag Bucks never

How to Pay for a Major Medical Expense

How to Pay for a Major Medical Expense

You never know when a major medical expense will cause you grief and threaten your finances.  Health care costs continue to rise, and you never know when a major medical expense will strain your personal finances. While none of us like to think of the possibility of falling prey to a major medical expense, the

5 Ways to Reduce Your Financial Stress

5 Ways to Reduce Your Financial Stress

April is Stress Awareness Month, as well as Financial Literacy Month. If you are looking for ways to reduce your financial stress, here are some “back to the basics” ways to improve your money situation. We all feel the pinch in our pocketbooks at some point. That financial stress can start to wear on your

How to Make Retirement Work for You

How to Make Retirement Work for You

Now is the time to start thinking about retirement — especially if you want to figure out how to make retirement work for you. Today, we talk a lot about doing things on our own terms. As I reflect on what I want now, as well as what I want out of life later, I

Should You Refinance Your Home?

Should You Refinance Your Home?

If you haven’t revisited your mortgage situation recently, now might be the time to refinance your home. A couple of years ago, I finally revisited the terms of my loan. I knew, in the back of my mind, that I could do much better by refinancing. However, I was too lazy to get around to it.