Archives for June 2013

How to Find the Absolute Best Cars Under $1,000 [Guide]

My first car was a 1978 Chevy pickup. It cost my Mom and Dad around a thousand dollars, I think. That even included a new cherry red paint job. It wasn’t the prettiest, fastest truck on the road. But it got me back and forth to school each day just fine. It didn’t break my […]

Fifteen Funny Ways We Save Money On Summer Roadtrips

Roadtrips are a fun and inexpensive way to enjoy the summer. These vacations are always memorable, although not always in the ways we’d imagine. If you’ve taken a summer road trip, it might have gone something like this, especially when you’re trying to save a few bucks. 1. Agonize for days over finding the best vacation […]

10 Simple Tactics Business Owners Can Use to Increase Revenue

All business owners want to make more money in less time. But how? There’s so much to do and so little time to do it. No matter how you look at it, you will almost always have to trade some of your time for money. But that’s the key — making sure you spend your […]

How to Help Your Teenager Begin to Build Credit Responsibly

Your little one is all grown up! He might be heading off to college in the fall, or she might start working full time after high school graduation. In either case, your job as a parent isn’t quite done. You also need to make sure they are on the path to building good credit. The […]

The Saving Squirrel and Other Ways of Teaching Young Children to Save Money

How do you teach kids the value of money and encourage them to save? This noble task is something many parents struggle with. Maybe you do too? Typically, our kids are not learning more than how to identify and count coins and dollar bills in elementary school. So it is up to us as parents […]

How to Make Six Figures a Year as a Freelancer

One of the strangest beliefs about freelancing is that it either makes you a ton of money or nothing at all. I’m not the only one who used to think this. A lot of people have this misconception that “making money on the internet” is either scammy or completely impossible. So naturally, when I quit […]

Your Financial Life, Explained By Dogs

Hope you’re having a dog-gone good time! Here’s your financial life, explained by our four legged friends… You’re creative about how you stay cool when summers get hot. Image by: TheChanel You always make a second meal out of leftovers. Image by: rmatei You do a little dance on payday… Image by: carterse Then spend it all […]

What to Look for When Reading a Mutual Fund Prospectus

The intimidation factor of choosing an investment vehicle can be one of the reasons why potential investors might feel more comfortable keeping their nest egg in their mattress. Not only does it seem as though the financial world speaks an entirely different language from the rest of us, but we also know that making a […]

The 5Ks to Running Frugal

This is an article from Sam Lustgarten, pictured to the right. Sam also blogs at frugaling.org. Winter has finally abated and a powerful sun means summer fun. I’m dusting off my old running shoes for some healthy exercise. But contrary to popular belief, running hasn’t always been affordable for me. I started in middle school. […]

An Expert Interview About Long-Term Care Insurance

Who will take care of you when you can’t take care of yourself? Whether it’s due to an early onset of Alzheimer’s or you’re simply too old, if you can’t take care of yourself, you’ll need help. Your loved ones can only do so much. You may be too wealthy for government assistance, and you […]

PTM 034 – Cross-Training Your Creativity with Donna Lewis of the Reply All Comic Strip

Today’s podcast features Donna Lewis, writer of the Reply All comic strip and cartoon. Donna is a full-time attorney and shares her story of getting her comic strip, Reply All, syndicated. Although Donna was a comedy writer and comedian, she had no previous experience as an artist or comic strip producer. Donna shares a lot […]

11 Totally Weird Kickstarter Campaigns That Somehow Hit Their Goal

Kickstarter projects are funded on a simple premise: Create a product idea and reward backers for pledging money. Funding is all or nothing. If you don’t hit your goal, you don’t get any of the money pledged. While many Kickstarters seem destined to succeed, like an Amanda Palmer album or Veronica Mars movie, other wacky ideas have […]

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