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The Top 10 Ways to Save Money on Your Wedding

At $27,000, the cost of the average wedding is as much as a down payment on a home. Unless you’re lucky enough to have parents picking up the tab, chances are you will be trying to cut corners somewhere! Everyone wants to have a special and memorable wedding, and it is possible without forking over […]

Buying a Condo? What You Need to Know About Homeowners’ Associations

In this tight economy, many would-be home buyers find that a condominium is more affordable than a single-family house; offering amenities, such as a swimming pool or fitness room, which they could not afford on their own. Condo owners may also enjoy professionally landscaped grounds, onsite maintenance staff, and sometimes the security of a gated […]

Which Retirement Account Is Right For Me?

Compare the differences between a Roth and Traditional IRA and 401(k) plan.

Unless you’re new to the personal finance scene, you probably already know that you should be socking away a good deal of money into one of those handy-dandy retirement accounts to prepare for your future. This is especially true for the twenty-somethings out there who have years upon years for our money to ride out […]

Strategies For Investing In Gold

With the recent weakness in the stock market, many investors are flocking to the safety of gold, which continues to trade near record highs. Economic instability has driven gold prices higher due to the rising national deficit in the United States. And domestic investors aren’t the only ones buying gold. The rampant fears of insolvency […]

Free Exercise Ideas to Shape-up for Summer

Want to get in shape before getting into your bathing suit this summer? You may be able to do it without hitting the gym. Though there are always ways to save on gym memberships, there are also plenty of free exercise ideas that will help you get in shape and bathing suit ready without the […]

I Received an IRS CP 2000 Letter; What Do I Do?

A few days ago, I discovered a big fat envelope from the Internal Revenue Service in my mailbox. “Well, this can’t be good,” I thought. Inside was an IRS CP 2000 Letter. It had a friendly-enough-sounding title “We are proposing changes to your tax return.” But I knew the truth. A CP 2000 notice is […]

Win the Bidding War! A Realtor’s ‘Can’t Lose’ Secrets to Getting Your Real Estate Offer Accepted

It’s the home-buying situation that every prospective homeowner dreads. You’ve found your dream house. You can picture how you’ll decorate it. All you have to do is make an offer and close the financing. But lo and behold, someone else wants the same house. And worse, they’ve offered more money! The real estate bidding war has begun. Here’s how to win every time.

The Best Financial Apps for Android

The advent of Google’s Android operating system created a mass of open software applications for personal finance and saving money. Google and the Open Handset Alliance have made life much easier (and cheaper!) for everything from weekly budgeting to debt reduction to day trading. If your cell phone is powered by Android you have a […]

Student Budgeting: Make Your Summer Job Pay All Year Long

I’m not going to lie: When you’re a student, budgeting is no easy task…especially if you need money you earn from a summer job to last all year long. Unless you have a regular source of income during the school year, you need to stick to a pretty strict spending plan to make this work. […]

Do It Yourself Credit Repair: 6 Steps To Recover From Bad Credit

Don’t fall for scams promising easy, overnight credit repair. If you want to fix your poor credit, you can (and should) do it yourself. Follow these six simple steps to do-it-yourself credit repair.