Category Archives: Finance

Financial #FAIL: Are You “Too Busy” to Pay Attention to Your Finances?

Financial #FAIL: Are You “Too Busy” to Pay Attention to Your Finances?

There’s a reason my finances are largely automated. But sometimes it leads to some serious financial #FAIL. Don’t be “too busy” to pay attention to your finances. I’ve experienced a busy couple of months. It’s a busy time of the year for the PTA board at my school, and my son and I went onContinue Reading

Earning a Business Advantage Online

Earning a Business Advantage Online

One of the possibilities I’ve toyed with is going back to school and earning my MBA. While I have a Master’s degree, it’s in Journalism. Sometimes I think that it might help my home business prospects and increase my credibility if I had specialized training in business. I might see a business advantage from furtherContinue Reading

Forget Credit Card Debt: Americans are Worried about Medical Bills

Forget Credit Card Debt: Americans are Worried about Medical Bills

Medical bills are among the biggest financial worries for many Americans. Credit card debt doesn’t even factor in the top four. As a personal finance writer, I read a lot about credit card debt, and I wait for the latest figures from the Federal Reserve about household debt. A focus on getting rid of high-interestContinue Reading

Protect Your Assets with the Right Insurance Coverage

Protect Your Assets with the Right Insurance Coverage

Many people see insurance as a rip off. But the right insurance coverage might come in handy when you need it. Last week, I enjoyed a rather nice spring break vacation in Arizona and San Diego. One of the highlights of the week was a trip out to a replica mining town at Castle DomeContinue Reading

Same-Sex Finances: Are You Ready for Tax Time?

Same-Sex Finances: Are You Ready for Tax Time?

It’s the first tax season in which the federal government recognizes same-sex marriage. Are your same-sex finances ready for a new world? Last year, the Supreme Court made it clear that the federal government had to recognize same-sex marriages legally performed. The result was that the federal government started offering benefits to same-sex couples, andContinue Reading

Could Your Automatic Payments Hide Your Death for SIX YEARS?

Could Your Automatic Payments Hide Your Death for SIX YEARS?

One woman’s automatic payments hid her death for about six years. Could your bank account handle that? Recently, I read an article about a woman who had been dead for six years, but no one noticed because her automatic payments came out of the bank like clockwork. When the bank account finally ran out ofContinue Reading

Market Yourself: Transferable Skills for Any Job

Market Yourself: Transferable Skills for Any Job

You might be surprised at the way transferable skills can help you in a variety of traditional jobs. Not everyone wants to work from home. While I love running a home business, I know a number of people that prefer traditional jobs. There’s something to be said for the benefits packages, social interaction, and regularContinue Reading

Why are More Women than Men Enrolling in the ACA?

Why are More Women than Men Enrolling in the ACA?

Disclosure: This blog post was written for Transamerica pursuant to a paid content arrangement I have with the company’s representatives. All views expressed are entirely my own, and were not influenced or directed by Transamerica. In recent years, it’s become apparent that women have unique financial challenges. Studies indicate that women face greater financial challenges over theirContinue Reading

Women and Money: Four Reasons You Should Be Involved

Women and Money: Four Reasons You Should Be Involved

One of the challenges associated with women and money is that it’s still difficult to be involved. Here are four reasons to get involved with your household finances. While it appears that some women are increasingly claiming places as “family CFOs,” the reality is that there is still a gap between the sexes when itContinue Reading