Category Archives: Finance

Empty Nest Finances: Don’t Forget the Credit Card

Empty Nest Finances: Don’t Forget the Credit Card

You’ve accomplished a lot with your money and your life. As you transition to an empty nest, don’t forget to include credit cards in your calculations. My son recently turned 13. As a result, I’ve thought a lot about what I will do in five to six years when he leaves home for college. We’ve… Continue Reading

This Year: No Personal Money New Year Resolutions

This Year: No Personal Money New Year Resolutions

For the first time in a long time, I’m not making personal money New Year resolutions. (But business goals are on the docket!) Every year for quite some time, I’ve made money New Year resolutions. In the past, I’ve resolved to do things like pay down debt, refinance my mortgage, and increase my retirement account… Continue Reading

How to Make the Most of Your Holiday Spending

How to Make the Most of Your Holiday Spending

Holiday spending has a tendency to get out of control. Here’s how to make the most of every dollar you spend this season. ‘Tis the season for big spending. Even though I’m not into a lot of holiday spending, I still end up with more expenses than expected. This year, my holiday spending takes on… Continue Reading

Why I Choose to Stop Making Six Figures a Year

Why I Choose to Stop Making Six Figures a Year

Do you always need to make more money? I’m making six figures a year, but that is likely to change. For several years now, I’ve been blessed to have a great career as a freelancer. I’ve built my reputation up over time, and, for the most part, I set my own rates and choose my… Continue Reading

Use Shopping Reminder Day as an Excuse for a Credit Review

Use Shopping Reminder Day as an Excuse for a Credit Review

As we move into the holiday shopping season, it’s a great time to perform a credit review. One of my big pet peeves is crowding Thanksgiving with consumerism. This year, Shopping Reminder Day (November 26) falls on Thanksgiving. So, while I don’t think you should actually prepare for holiday shopping on a day that should… Continue Reading

Are You Ready for EMV Technology?

Are You Ready for EMV Technology?

Now that October is underway, you might have noticed that the procedure at your favorite retailer has changed. If your credit card is equipped with EMV technology, you might be required to “dip” your card, rather than swipe it. In the wake of data breaches and concerns about privacy and credit card security, America is… Continue Reading

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