Fitness & Finances: Losing and Winning

A few weeks ago, my 9 to 5 announced that they’d be doing a weight loss contest similar to Biggest Loser. This is actually one of the most popular health programs that HR does at my company, as there are some pretty sweet prizes to be won. I signed up for the contest as it [...]

How Living Like an Entrepreneur Can Make and Save You Money

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If you are someone who is interested in both making and saving money, you need to convert to an entrepreneur lifestyle. Out of all of the different categorizes of business people, entrepreneurs are the ones who are at the top of the list when it comes to being labeled for both making and saving money. [...]

10 Ways to Give Without Spending a Dime

It's the Season for Giving

The holiday season is a time for giving. We give gifts to friends and family and we give donations to those in need, but sometimes, the desire to give is stronger than the bank account. So, what can you do when you want to give in the spirit  of the season but can’t afford to? [...]

How to Cut Back on Your Everyday Costs

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Some people end up in debt because they’ve ‘splashed the cash’ and gone over budget buying something major. But for others, it’s actually the smaller, day-to-day spends – the ones that we tend not to give a second thought to – that end up putting a serious drain on their bank balance. However, with a [...]

Smart Money Management for Students

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College is the transitory step between youth and adulthood. Careful preparation by students and their parents can make the transition from the financially sheltered stage of youth to the independence of life on a college campus less stressful. Students who are not prepared to handle the responsibility of managing their own money could find themselves [...]

Mint.com App Review

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If you’re like me, no matter what it is you spend money on, you can find a way to justify it to yourself. You set strict budgets on things, but once faced with an actual purpose you say things to yourself like, “it’s only another $50. That’s not that far over the budget. I’ve had [...]

5 Killer Financial Management Tips for Recent College Graduates

Personal finance for college grads doesn't require a degree in accounting

When the college years come to a close, graduates often face a number of financial obstacles such as crushing student loan debt, a difficult job market and an overall lack of experience when it comes to managing their money. Perhaps you have recently begun this transition and aren’t sure how to begin building your wealth. Fortunately, there [...]

5 Questions To Ask Yourself Before You Make That Impulse Buy

Impulse Buy

On a daily basis, we are bombarded by persuasive marketing from all directions. Print, television, digital and mobile marketing are more aggressive than ever. Combine this with the widespread availability of credit and you get easy, impulsive buying. We are persuaded that we need the newest, greatest, most technologically advanced product and we will stop [...]

How Expertise and Knowledge Helps You Save Money

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There is always a certain sense of helplessness when you take your car into the mechanic. Something isn’t working right and there is a feeling of dread of what the financial cost is going to be. It may take the mechanic two minutes to fix the problem, but he tells you that it’s a few [...]

5 Money Making Tips for Stay-at-Home Moms

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We all know the struggle of parents to juggle childcare and finances at the moment and there are many options for mums to make some spare cash while being at home looking after the children, these can include: Surveys – Many survey sites exist on the web these days and many Companies are looking for [...]

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