Category Archives: Finance

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

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.

Financial Learning App: Regions Scholar Athlete Game

Financial Learning App: Regions Scholar Athlete Game

In honor of the fact that April is Financial Education Month, it makes sense to consider ways to get your children interested in smart money practices. One way to encourage financial learning is through game apps, like this one from Regions Bank. Teaching kids about money can be difficult. I know that sometimes it’s a

Want to #BeatTheDeadline? Organize Your Taxes Throughout the Year

Want to #BeatTheDeadline? Organize Your Taxes Throughout the Year

This post is part of the TaxACT #BeatTheDeadline blog tour which shares tips on how to make tax time a smooth and easy process before the April 15 deadline. TaxACT provides the tools and guidance to help you confidently file taxes easy and fast. Do your own taxes today at TaxACT. You got this. This

Could Groupon Coupons Help You Save More Money?

Could Groupon Coupons Help You Save More Money?

Looking for deals without the need to sign up for daily deal emails? Groupon Coupons might be your ticket. Later this year, I’ll be attending a wedding. I won’t be directly in the wedding party, but I’ll be tangentially related to the wedding party, and I’m supposed to wear a nice dress in a specific

Are You Prepared for Maternity Leave?

Are You Prepared for Maternity Leave?

With more women working, maternity leave becomes an important planning issue when getting ready to welcome a new addition to the family. Anyone with children knows that kids cost money. Having a new baby requires changes to your financial plan as well as to your lifestyle. When planning for the new addition to your family,

Digit Review: Save Money Without Thinking About it

Digit Review: Save Money Without Thinking About it

What if you could save money without thinking about it? Here’s my Digit Review. My buddy J. Money at Budgets Are Sexy put me on to a cool new website designed to help you save money without thinking about it. It’s called Digit, and here’s what I think about it, after using it for a

High Interest Debt Doesn’t Have to Be Forever

High Interest Debt Doesn’t Have to Be Forever

High interest debt is draining your wealth. It doesn’t need to be that way forever, though. Jackie Beck over at The Debt Myth is encouraging a movement around the idea that debt doesn’t have to be forever. I’m joining in with a few thoughts on my approach to debt, even though my view of debt

Do You Have TRUE Financial Success?

Do You Have TRUE Financial Success?

What do you think makes financial success? Do you feel that you are financially successful? Today, MoneyTips.com releases another one of its “Next Door” reports. The last report was about retiring; this new release is called The Millennial Next Door. The idea behind this report is to provide insight into what makes for financial success for