Alexis @ FITnancials writes Turn Your Passions into Profits - Some people warn you not to mix your passions and your employment. For some reason, they think that you’ll suddenly enjoy your hobby much less if it turns into your sole source of income.
Usiere Uko @ Financial Freedom Inspiration writes Budget Busters – The Sales! Monster – There is no way you can save money by spending it, not matter how steep the discount. Every sale party you attend leaves you with less money in your pocket, lower savings balance and higher credit card balance.
Kurt Fischer @ Money Counselor writes Handle Old Debts Carefully – You’ve got a 5-year old unpaid debt. Do you still owe it? Can you be sued? Should it still be on your credit report? Is it still affecting your credit score?
Emily @ Evolving Personal Finance writes First Values and Goals, Then Strategies – Don’t jump straight to picking a PF strategy; first you must evaluate your values and goals. Without what makes you unique in mind, you may not use an appropriate strategy.
Roger Wohlner @ The Chicago Financial Planner writes 5 Investing Lessons Learned So Far in 2013 – The first half of 2013 is in the books. It’s been a good year in terms of the domestic stock market; other areas of the markets have been mixed. The second quarter saw declines in most fixed income categories, real estate, and in many international stock categories including emerging markets. Commodities and precious metals have also suffered setbacks of late. As an investor this is a good time to take stock of your investments and more importantly any implications for your financial plann
Mike @ The Financial Blogger writes My Biggest Issues With College – Problems with the whole college system.
Martin @ Studenomics writes Insanely Helpful Tools That Changed My Life (and free money) – These tools were insanely helpful for me. Don’t waste time. Get the right tools on your side.
Lauren @ L Bee and the Money Tree writes How To Start Budgeting – A great guide for how beginners on how to start budgeting
Kanwal @ Simply Investing writes How Would You Like to Give Yourself a Raise? – Would you like to give yourself a raise? You can by simply investing in companies that regularly increase their dividends. Dividend increases mean more money in your pocket. An increasing supply of dividends increases your income. You can use that increased amount of money for anything you wish, or re-invest it and earn more for years to come.
Chris Topher @ This That and The MBA writes The Bear Market is Not Your Biggest Financial Risk – A properly managed small to medium-sized business needs to consider much more than the overt threat of an economic downturn but rather needs to be prepared for other unforeseen circumstances which can gravely threaten its day-to-day operations Without proper preparation, the organisation could suffer grave consequences.
Tushar @ Finance TUBE writes Easy Ways To Save For a Summer Vacation – Today I will be talking about Easy Ways To Save For a Summer Vacation. Summer time is here and now its a great time to take your family on a much needed vacation. However not many of us has a large vacation so that they can dip into any time that they wanna go.
IMB @ Investing Money writes A Fresh Look at the Oil Sector – The past ten years have brought changes in oil and gas exploration. Foremost among them has been the revolution in “fracking.” Read here for information.
Mr. Frenzy @ Frenzied Finances writes Finding Quality: Products Worth Your Extra Cents – Though quality may be subjective to some consumers, there are products that make sense to pay extra. Read here for tips on products you should invest in.
A Blinkin @ Funancials writes Q2 Review – 2013: Is Good News Bad News? – Since 2008, the Federal Reserve has reached beyond the traditional tools of monetary policy in an effort to fulfill its’ dual mandate of achieving maximum employment and stable prices. Most recently, the Federal Reserve introduced a third round of quantitative easing, purchasing a combination of $85 Billion worth of longer-term U.S.
Suba @ Broke Professionals writes Battling the Gender Gap – I thought my company’s policy that prevented employes from discussing their income was designed to protect me. I soon realized it only protected the gender gap.
Kyle @ The Penny Hoarder writes 4 Ways to Cut Your Expenses and Save Big – As a penny hoarder, you likely love to find ways to make extra money, and there are certainly no shortage of ways to do so. However, making extra money is only one part of the equation. To get ahead even more, consider finding ways to save money. If you’re saving money AND making extra money, The post 4 Ways to Cut Your Expenses and Save Big appeared first on The Penny Hoarder.
Brent @ PersonalFinance-Tips writes Majority of Brits Feel Optimistic About Their Finances – Families are feeling more positive about their finances, according to a recent survey. Markit, a financial information company, says that Brits are more upbeat when it comes to their money than any other time since 2010.
Tushar @ Start Investing Money writes Can You Be a Spender as Well as a Saver? – When you hear about individuals and their money habits, you generally find they fall into one category or the other. They’re either spoken of as a spender or a saver.
PPlan @ Provident Plan writes Life Insurance & the U.S.’s Top 5 Most Dangerous Jobs – One might not think that the two would go hand-in-hand—in fact, one might think that danger and life insurance would be akin to oil and water—but believe
MR @ Money Reasons writes Financial Madness And My Financial Thoughts – Where have I been? Dealing with financial thoughts on investing, real estate and financial madness all around.
Crystal @ Budgeting in the Fun Stuff writes 9 of the Coolest Free Apps Available – Ever since purchasing my first smartphone, I like to periodically take a look at the free app market to find the hottest and coolest apps available.
DW @ Great Passive Income Ideas writes A Great Residual Income Formula Using Blogs – If you’ve got a little bit of extra time on your hands, you can create a blog and use a simple residual income formula to make money from it.
MMD @ IRA vs 401k Central writes Roth and Traditional IRA Income Limits – Can I Contribute? – If you don’t exceed the Roth and Traditional IRA income limits for 2013, then you may be able to invest more of your money into a fund for tax free growth.
MMD @ My Money Design writes How the Lower Taxes From a Long Term Capital Gain Can Work Into Your Early Retirement Plan – Now that I know a long term capital gain (much like dividend income) is taxed at a lower and more favorable rate than ordinary income, I can use this to further my early retirement plan.
SFB @ Simple Finance Blog writes Should You Buy a Foreclosure? – Homeowners these days are faced with many challenges and being unable to pay their mortgage is one among them.
Robert @ The College Investor writes Poker is Still All The Rage! – I remember a few years ago when every ESPN channel was dominated by poker championships and other poker tournaments. Everyone was getting into poker, and this was a time when you could still play poker online easily for money. But, you know what, poker is still one of the most popular ways for college students and young adults to wager in Vegas or elsewhere.
Robert @ My Multiple Incomes writes My Monthly Income Stream Report – June 2013 – June was also a crazy month on several fronts! If you have never checked out my monthly income stream reports before, you’re in for a treat, because this month was extreme. I usually write this report to give motivation, inspiration, and share my struggles and challenges. This month has been no exception.
Robert @ Entrepreneurship Life writes How to Setup Your First Business Website – When you are starting any new business, whether it is online or a brick and mortar business, you need a website. There are lots of free options, but those are often unprofessional and take away from the reputation you want to build. Here are the steps to get a simple, easy website off the ground and running.
Robert @ Cult of Money writes Navigating The Frustrations of Student Loan Debt – No one at your college help you. Your financial aid officer is now nowhere to be found. And your student loans have been passed off to various companies that service them – who usually aren’t very helpful. Here are some common myths of student loan debt, and what you can do about it.
Amanda L Grossman @ Frugal Confessions writes The Walgreens Drugstore Game is Not Dead! – Do you remember about two years ago when Walgreens stopped allowing you to use Register Rewards® (in-store credit) to purchase other products that yield Register Rewards®? Sure, you could still purchase the products and pay with your Register Rewards®; the
Minimalist @ Minimalist Finance writes Free or Inexpensive Summer Activities To Do With Kids – Free or Inexpensive Summer Activities To Do With Kids has been published on Minimalist FinanceWhen kids are out of school, they can be expensive. The act of chauffeuring them around to and from activities and friends houses and play dates and shows can cost a ton of money in gas and then you have to spend on the activities themselves, as well.
Luke @ Learn Bonds writes The 10 Year Treasury Rate: Where to Next? – Here is my 10 year treasury rate forecast for 2014. A look back at where we have been, the recent rise in the 10 year treasury rate, and where we are going.
Mike @ Personal Finance Journey writes Are you financially ready for a Pet? – Six ways to tell if you are financially ready for ownership and pet costs. How to plan for your new family member.
Dividend Growth Investor @ Dividend Growth Investor writes Why most dividend investors never succeed – Unfortunately, even if you identified the perfect dividend growth stock, you can still lose money. This is because identifying and selecting an amazing stock, with amazing prospects, and attractive valuation is just part of the formula for investment success. The next part is the psychological traps that could cause you to do silly things.
Money Cone @ Money Cone writes The 10 Commandments of Personal Finance – How many of these 10 commandments of personal finance do you regularly break?
Jason @ Live Real Now writes How Have You Improved Your Situation Today? – Every day, in some small way, it’s important to do something to improve your situation. Whether it’s paying down debt, researching inexpensive alternatives to your existing expenses, or something as simple as hugging your spouse or playing games with your kids.
Lazy Man @ Lazy Man and Money writes The Psychology of Love and Money – One of the great things about Dr. Daniel Crosby’s talk that I overlooked the first time (I was focused on the money) is that he compares the irrational behavior that people have with love with money.
krantcents @ KrantCents writes Top Secrets to Make Recruiters Find You – Would you like to have recruiters call you? It is always great to have recruiters call you. Over the years, I have had my share of opportunities from recruiters. There are employers who have openings that need to be filled.
Kevin Watts @ Graduating from Debt writes Cu Student Loans Review – A very detailed look into one of the most popular credit unions for student borrowers
Everything Finance @ Everything Finance Blog writes Is Working in the Summer as a College Student Worth It? – College is now so expensive and the minimum wage so low, one has to wonder if it makes sense to stop attending college even just for the summer session. Wouldn’t it make more sense to keep taking classes to finish the college degree as quickly as possible?
TTMK @ Tie the Money Knot writes Being Married Can Save You Money On Car Insurance – Most of us like to save money, right? This post discusses how being married can actually save us money with one type of expense.
Brock Kernin @ Clever Dude writes What Would You Do? Car Breakdown! – What would you do if your car broke down, you didn’t know what was wrong, and your insurance would only pay for one tow?
LaTisha @ Young Finances writes Is Cable Worth the Costs? – Cable gives you the ability to watch more channels, see a wider variety of programming, & really enjoy all that television has to offer. But cable is expensive.
BARBARA FRIEDBERG @ Barbara Friedberg Personal Finance writes CREATIVE FUNDING IDEAS FOR YOUR SMALL BUSINESS – Entrepreneurship financing ideas. Small business owners-funding tips.
Jon Haver @ Pay My Student Loans writes Should you pay off credit cards or student loans first? – People around the world beg the question, should I pay off my credit cards or my student loans first? This is not only a great question, but a well debated one. Some would argue for the credit card for certain reasons and vice versa. Instead of taking a specific response one way or another, we’ve decided to provide a plan to help you decide which one is best.
Jacob @ AllPersonalFinance writes A guide to planning a wedding overseas – The average cost of a wedding in 2013 is lb21,939, according to research from industry magazine You
Roger the Amateur Financier @ The Amateur Financier writes 3 Reasons You Could (MAYBE) Beat the Market, Even When Professionals Can’t – If you’ve spent any time at all reading personal finance information, you’ve probably heard that ‘you can’t beat the market’.
Matt Becker @ Mom and Dad Money writes How to Beat 80% of Investors With 1% of the Effort – Investing doesn’t have to be difficult. You can be very successful with minimal effort as long as you make sure to follow a few simple guidelines.
Little House @ Little House in the Valley writes Summer Progress and Goals Update – Here’s a visual “to-do” list that I’m working on for the summer months. (Much nicer looking than my everyday scratch pad!)
Wayne @ Young Family Finance writes The Three R’s of Green Consumerism – Green consumerism can help in more ways than you think. How reduce, reuse, and recycle can same you and your family money.
Grand Per Month @ Grand Per Month writes Make a Grand Per Month By Buying in Bulk – There are plenty of ways you can buy in bulk and make a profit. When I was about 12 years old, I was looking through my mom’s Oriental Trading magazine and saw these smiley-face key chains for sale. I could either buy one for a dollar, or I could buy 144 of them for just $10. My mind started doing some quick calculations and I soon discovered that if I were to sell these smiley faces for just $0.25 a piece, I would earn $36, which means I would have a profit of $26. Not too bad considering I
Hank @ Money Q&A writes Infographic: Bear vs. Bull Infographic. What’s Next For Gold? – Check out the great infographic: Bear vs. Bull Infographic. What’s Next For Gold? Are you a bull or a bear about gold’s future? There are a lot of reasons for both.
Prairie Eco Thrifter @ Prairie Eco Thrifter writes Do You Use Skills Learned in Childhood? – Have you ever considered the skills you learned as a child and how they relate to your financial successes and failures?
Daisy @ Suburban Finance writes 3 Things You Can Do Today To Slow Down Credit Card Use – As credit card use continues to skyrocket, more and more consumers are finding themselves in debt. There’s no surprise that there’s quite the correlation there. Living in a consumerism driven society, many of us have become used to the term, “It’s OK, I’ll just put it on my card.” when we can’t seem to afford …r
Daniel @ Sweating the Big Stuff writes I Got Sideswiped On The Highway: How To Handle Car Accidents – Driving home from work, I got sideswiped by another driver who crossed into my lane. Here’s how I handled the accident process.
Corey @ 20s Finances writes Stocks to Pay Attention to Right Now – Every share of stock on a public market is a piece of a living business, one which has customers, employees, and a break room hopefully full of delicious goodies.
Grayson @ Debt RoundUp writes Why is Prepaid Such a Dirty Word? – After a friend thought that I was having financial difficulty because I was looking for a prepaid phone, I decided to look at why there is such a stigma surrounding the word “prepaid”. Why do you think “prepaid” is such a dirty word?
Miranda Marquit @ ReadyForZero Blog writes What Happens If You Can’t Pay Your Mortgage Payment? – Missing a mortgage payment isn’t good, but it doesn’t have to turn into a bigger problem. This post will tell you what really does happen if you can’t make your mortgage payments – and what you can do about it.
KK @ Student Debt Survivor writes Please Don’t Invite Me to Your Wedding – The other day a friend and I were talking about weddings. Without really meaning to, we got into a long discussion about how ridiculously expensive attending weddings has become.
Alice @ Hurricanes, Panties & Dollars writes The pterodactyl retirement plan – An interesting conversation, a plan to trap a pterodactyl and waking back up in the real world. Plus a fun, catchy video and perhaps a little talk about retirement.
Crystal @ Married (with Debt) writes Is A Salaried Job Really Better Than An Hourly Job? – For years, I aspired a salaried job; it seemed like the pinnacle of professional success. Then I got one… and pined for the hourly job I’d left behind!
Ashley @ Money Talks Coaching writes How Am I Going To Pay Off Two Million Dollars Of Debt? – Well, things are kinda starting to clear up over here. It’s been 10 weeks since my Dad passed away and we are still finding stuff.
Ryan @ Cash Money Life writes Part-Time Jobs that offer Health Insurance Benefits – Are you looking for affordable health insurance? We list 12 companies that offer health insurance benefits to part-time employees. Get started now!
Maria @ The Money Principle writes Get Rich, Think Like a Rich Person – Read these five differences between the way in which poor and rich people think.
CAPI @ Creating a Passive Income writes Bulls and Bears: What You Need to Know About Entering The Stock Market – Interested in entering the stock market? There are things you should know first. Read here for tips on how to enter the stock market successfully.
Glen @ Monster Piggy Bank @ Monster Piggy Bank writes The Best Penny Stocks I Have Owned – In this post I go through the best penny stocks that I have owned as well as the reasons for why I bought them.
SBB @ Simple Budget Blog writes It’s Summer – Time to Budget for Back to School – School’s out! While there’s fun to have in the sun, it’s also time to think about budgeting for the next school year. Read here for budgeting tips.
Don @ MoneySmartGuides writes Expert Advice on House Selling – Thinking of selling your house, read this expert advice first.
Ted Jenkin @ Your Smart Money Moves writes Five Items To Always Buy Used – There are purchases that can really last for a long time and improve your bottom line if you shop the right way. Here are my five items to always buy used.
Pauline Paquin @ http://reachfinancialindependence.com writes Effect of various economic conditions on the markets – This post explains the various economic factors that can affect your nest egg when you invest
Investor Junkie @ Investor Junkie writes The Right Questions to Ask When Hiring a Financial Advisor – A good financial advisor can help you find solutions to your individual issues, and help you reach your goals — you just have to ask the right questions. Narrow down your list to a few financial advisors, and then ask the following questions:
Pauline @ http://makemoneyyourway.com/ writes Why real estate is the best way to make money – This is a post about why I think real estate is one of the best ways to build wealth and make money.
Jefferson @ See Debt Run writes Shopping Online vs. The Clearance Rack – In the constant search of savings, which offers the best bargains? Shopping the deals sites online or your local stores’ clearance racks?
Vanessa @ Vanessa’s Money writes Tips for furnishing your first apartment – Moving into your first apartment shouldn’t cost a lot — here are some tips to get you into your new place for almost nothing!
John S @ Frugal Rules writes Finding Strength in our Lack of Investment Control – Investing in the stock market can be rife with emotion as stocks go up and down. While there is a lot we can’t control, there is much we can. By focusing on what we can control you can set yourself up for effective investing and start you down the road of investing for long term needs like retirement.
Jon @ Novel Investor writes Market Cap Weighted Index: Benefits And Pitfalls – Index funds are the most popular investment product used today. Most of those funds are based on a market cap weighted index.
Mr.CBB @ Canadian Budget Binder writes Out of Stock: Get a Rain Check – Don’t leave the store without getting the product you went in for, especially if it was a flyer sale. Take a few moments to ask customer service if they will issue a rain check. For many reasons this might be a smart move towards saving money in your budget.
Anton Ivanov @ Dreams Cash True writes The Best Online Brokers – Our list of the best online brokers is a great place to start when comparing online brokers and narrowing down the search for the one that is right for you.
AB @ Aspiring Blogger writes Income and Expense Report – June 2013 – Well, we didn’t spend $100k like we did in May, but we did spend a TON more than we usually do. See what we earned and why we spent what we spent.
Jessica Moorhouse @ Mo’ Money Mo’ Houses writes Toronto’ Flash Flood & Learning to Rough It in the Big City – Recently, I got married, quit my job, and moved from Vancouver to Toronto in hopes of finding my dream job and hopefully have the financial free life I’ve always fantasized about. Well, no one said it was going to be easy that’s for sure.
Money Soldiers @ Money Soldiers writes How to Save on Your Renters Insurance Quote – Here are some simple yet effective tips to help you save on your renters insurance quote. When you’re paying less to the insurance company, you’re actually having them work harder in your favor.
Glen Craig @ Free From Broke writes Do You Understand the Risk in Buying Municipal Bonds? – Municipal bonds sound like a safe investment when the economy is shaky but you can’t assume that’s always the case. Make sure you understand the risks.