Back to School Financial Survival Guide

Here in New England the nights are getting cooler and U-Haul trucks are clogging the streets, which can only mean one thing: college is starting soon. For freshmen the upcoming years will bring academic rigors, good times, and critical financial … [Read more...]

31 Days of Saving

Whether you want to start saving, add to existing reserves, or beef up an already brawny bank account, here are 31 savings tips to give you a month of tightwad tactics. … [Read more...]

The 10 Habits of Self-Made Millionaires

What does it take to become a millionaire? Lottery winners aside, becoming wealthy has nothing to do with luck. Let’s look at 10 ten habits of self-made millionaires. Some ideas featured here are from the book The Millionaire in You by Michael L … [Read more...]

How Credit Card Usage Impacts Your Credit Score

You may have heard that carrying a balance on your credit cards – especially being near your credit limit – hurts your credit score. What I never realized is how much of an impact paying down that balance has on your credit. … [Read more...]

Save Big On Your Home Loan With Bi-Weekly Mortgage Payments

Once you’re locked into a mortgage, it can seem like the only way you’ll ever reduce the amount you’ll pay in interest is to wait until rates are lower (or your credit is better) and refinance. But there is another way… … [Read more...]

Surviving a Second Job: 10 Moonlighting Tips

According to the U.S. Dept. of Labor, about 8 million Americans work second jobs to make ends meet or pay debt and save money faster. Are you included? If so, beware, because moonlighting takes its toll. It's mentally and physically exhausting and … [Read more...]