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Archives for May 2010

5 Things Every College Grad Must Do in June

Congratulations Class of 2010! You’ve worked your butt off for over 15 years and now it’s time to put your skills to work and help out planet Earth. But one hiccup that prevents new grads from truly chasing their dreams is being behind on a bad money situation. You can’t go after the dream job […]

Are Your Finances a Barrier to The Dream?

Sometimes, in a quiet moment, you let it run wild. I’m talking about “The Dream.” The Dream of a different, more fulfilling life that normally stays buried deep within your subconscious mind. Maybe it’s just a vague notion or perhaps you have a good deal of detail attached to your dream—where you’d live, what you’d […]

Excessive Credit Card Debt: How Much is Too Much?

Do you have excessive credit card debt? When it comes to credit card debt, excessive is a very subjective thing. What may be excessive for you, might not be for the next guy or gal. After all, we are dealing with personal finance here. It’s personal. We’re all on different levels. Still, there are some […]

How College Graduates Should Build Credit

Are you, or do you know a student who just graduated from college? Have you considered building the credit score? Shortly after college was the first time I think I ever thought about my score. I headed out to buy a new car and was told I didn’t have that great of credit. I didn’t […]

Stop the Money Leak or Divert the Flow?

With the oil spill in the Gulf getting out of control, I thought I’d share a quick list of some of the most common budget leaks, along with a strategy for stopping the leaks and diverting your money elsewhere. Pretend that last month you sat down and prepared a budget. You set up spending categories […]

Military Members, Are You Taking Advantage of Your Benefits?

With Memorial Day coming up, I thought I’d share a little something for those that have served or are serving in our military. If you are a Veteran or active duty military member and are looking to purchase a home, you may be eligible for a VA Loan. Check with your loan officer to see […]

The Best Online Stock Brokers For Cheap Stock Trading (in 2018)

Finding the best online stock broker is becoming more and more difficult every day. It seems like a new online broker is launched every month and cheap stock trading has become the way of the stock trading world. But with all of the new players in the game, it’s the oldest and most respected online […]

104 Ways to Save Extra Money (New Ideas for 2018!)

Let’s save some money! Here are 104 ways to save money. Why save money? Well, so you can afford your future. So you won’t have to rely on credit to get you by. So you can do some fun things. There are lots of reasons to do it. Why 104? Because it’s double my other […]

Credit Card Limit: Are You Getting What You Deserve?

In this credit cards 101 type post, I thought I’d share what I know about your credit card limit. What is a Credit Card Limit? When you are issued a credit card, you are assigned a credit card limit. This is the highest balance you can spend on the card. Anything spent above this amount […]

How to Fight the Urge to Spend When You’re Trying to Save

Saving money is a lot like weight loss, I guess. If it was easy, we’d all be rich. Or at least create high inflation. But I digress. My point is that it’s tough to save because we all have a bit of a desire to spend our money on stuff. Obviously there’s nothing wrong with […]

Do You Need a Certified Financial Planner?

I recently interviewed my friend and Certified Financial Planner, Jeff Rose. Below Jeff answers some common questions regarding CFPs and working with an Independent Financial Advisor. 1. When would someone turn to a CFP® to help them manage their money? I think someone needs a Certified Financial Planner™ professional when investing and retirement becomes a […]

Sallie Mae Wants Your Cash! Sallie Mae Raises Savings Rate to 1.40%

Sallie Mae New Rate of 1.40% The high yield savings account at Sallie Mae bank is now offering an Annual Percentage Yield of 1.40%. A quick look at my list of the best online savings accounts will show you that this brings Sallie Mae to the front of the line for standard, no minimum balance […]