Category Archives: Finance

On Thanksgiving: Gratitude and Your Finances

One of the most interesting relationships is the one between gratitude and your finances. Most years, Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. Thanksgiving at our place is usually a laid back affair. We have our favorite foods. We hang out as a family. We don’t adhere to a schedule. Being able to enjoy Thanksgiving, and take

3 Tips to Establish a Good Relationship with a New Landlord

3 Tips to Establish a Good Relationship with a New Landlord

Finding a fair-priced rental in a competitive market with all desired amenities is difficult, but many jump on the opportunity as soon as the costs match their financial restrictions. However, the management team is another highly important factor to consider when renting. Living in a beautiful high-rise with a rooftop pool and full-sized gym isn’t

Friday Fun Video: Play the Lottery!

Friday Fun Video: Play the Lottery!

The lottery is big business. In fact, many people play the lottery in the hopes of funding retirement or shoring up their finances. I’ve been know to buy a lottery ticket on occasion. Sometimes, I think it’s fun to play the lottery. I might win a few bucks, and I can use the money to

What Will Money Look Like in the Future?

What Will Money Look Like in the Future?

Money has gone through many makeovers in the past. What will it look like in the future? A few weeks ago, I took a trip to Valley Forge with my son and my cousin. One of the displays included money used by soldiers in the camp. It was an interesting look the mish-mash of money

In Which My Mom Saves My Butt. Twice.

In Which My Mom Saves My Butt. Twice.

If you look for me around the interwebs, you’ll find that sometimes I’m identified as a “financial expert.” This makes it all the more embarrassing when my mom saves my butt. When I left home for college low these many years ago, I figured I was on my own now. A big girl, who could

More About Planning Your Financial Future

Young people have a lot of questions about their finances. As people proceed from their twenties into their thirties, their financial lives get a lot more complicated. They may start investing or buy a home. Others will get serious about saving and budgeting for the first time. Still others need help understanding their taxes, and

Friday Fun Video: AIG vs. Regular People

Friday Fun Video: AIG vs. Regular People

This Daily Show video made me laugh. How many of us wish we could have the same special treatment these companies got during the financial crisis. Happy Friday, and have a great weekend! The Daily Show Get More: Daily Show Full Episodes,The Daily Show on Facebook,Daily Show Video Archive