Category Archives: Finance

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,

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

How I Save Money on Travel

How I Save Money on Travel

This post is part of the TaxACT How I Save blog tour which teaches you ways to keep more money in your pocket. Last year, TaxACT saved America over $240 million on tax preparation. How much can you save? To learn more about tips and strategies on saving, click here.  I’ve never been much of a penny pincher. Even in the days I was

The Importance of Knowing Your Financial Values

The Importance of Knowing Your Financial Values

Do you carefully consider what you want to spend your money on? Or do you spend on things you think you need without a second thought? Mindless spending isn’t going to get you closer to your goals, whether that means achieving wealth, traveling, early retirement, or being debt free. It’s only going to hold you

Financial Thoughts for Christmas

Financial Thoughts for Christmas

Merry Christmas! Have a few financial thoughts! It’s practically an obligation amongst bloggers that something be published for Christmas. Note that I don’t say “written.” I’m not writing this today. I often work every day, but not on Christmas. Christmas is my day to do absolutely nothing. I don’t make meals (there’s plenty of candy to go around), I

On Thanksgiving: Gratitude and Your Finances

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