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DIY or Buy? When It’s Cheaper to Make It Yourself or Buy Off The Shelf

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Last year, the Better Business Bureau received 5,558 complaints regarding general contractors, placing the group in the top 30 out of all industries tracked, according to Money Talks News. No wonder home improvement stores are packed to the gills on weekends and everybody is becoming a do-it-yourself-er – no one wants to get ripped off! […]

Fired! How to Get Your Finances in Order When you Lose Your Job

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Imagine the unimaginable: It’s Friday and you head to work in a good mood, primed for the weekend ahead. You settle at your desk, check your email, and see that your boss wants to see you in his office. You go in, he closes the door, and you notice the look on his face. “This […]

Money Mentors: Teacher and Entrepreneur Tom Morris on Working Multiple Jobs, Taking Risks

M&D in Florida_09

David’s post “Why You Should Work Multiple Jobs,” really got me thinking. Much of the advice in that post sounded like lessons I’ve heard since I was little.

Invest In Yourself

Have you invested recently…in yourself? If so, leave a comment describing how you invested in yourself, how much it cost, and what you think you’ll get out of it. (Share how you’ve invested in yourself here ») WHY I ASK This week I’m at a conference in Atlanta for my day job, which is selling […]

Better

Getting better at something is about setting goals, about tracking progress, but also looking at the present. Am I doing my best at this right now?

What do you want to do better? Why? What’s stopping you? Most of us want to get better at something, probably many things. Just look at all the financial goals we have. So today, I’m going to give you four things you can do—actionable steps—to make a 0.5% improvement in your life. That’s not a […]

Five Easy Ways You Can Earn More Money in the New Year

Generation Earn by Kimberly Palmer

This guest post is from Kimberly Palmer, author of the new book Generation Earn: The Young Professional’s Guide to Spending, Investing, and Giving Back. She’s also the personal finance columnist at US News & World Report. Looking for some worthy splurges to help you ring in the New Year? Consider these investments in your career […]

Meet Your Financial Objectives: Goals vs. Restrictions

I have this coffee habit. I love the stuff. I love that caffeine rush I get in the morning from a steaming cup of joe. I’ve gone on and off caffeine so many times in my adult life, I’ve lost count. Sure, caffeine isn’t great for you, but coffee beans are jam packed with tons […]

The Power Of Asking

As we grow out of our teenage years, we often become more confident and sure of ourselves. Personally, I have found that I’ve become more confident and less afraid to speak my mind and ask for what I want. Nowadays, if I want something, I’ll request it. If I’m unhappy with something, I’ll say so. […]

Beware Time Suck

Wasting Time: Clock in Trash Can

Every day, I have a plan to come home from work and get in two or three solid hours studying for my CPA exam. I always leave work with good intentions. I tell myself that I will head straight home, fire up my laptop, avoid any unnecessary internet surfing, and immediately open my CPA study […]

Find Your Financial Balance

Child Balancing on Balls

In debt? Why not head out and get a loan for the trendiest, most expensive car you can find. Never mind the interest rate. As long as you can get approved! And don’t worry about getting the car insured either, because the chance you’ll get into a wreck is pretty slim. And last but not […]