BUDGETING AND ECONOMICS
Jacob @ My Personal Finance Journey @ My Personal Finance Journey writes Tools, Accounts, and Books I Use in My Personal Finance Journey – This post details the various tools, accounts, and books that Jacob from My Personal Finance Journey personally uses to organize and manage his personal finances/life (which often become very intertwined) on a day-to-day basis.
Jeff Rose @ Good Financial Cents writes 4 Practical Money Skills You MUST Teach Your Children – One of the best things you can teach your children is the skill of money management. Here’s the most basic practical money skills that everyone should have and how to teach them to your children.
Lance @ Money Life and More writes How We Set Up My Girlfriend’s Budget – Budgets… a lot of people can’t stand them! My girlfriend isn’t a huge fan of budgets either but she recognizes how budgets help you achieve your financial goals. More importantly, my girlfriend’s budget was made specifically to achieve her number one goal.
Darwin @ Darwin’s Money writes Dollar Cost Averaging: Actual Results From the Past 10 Years – 10 Years of Results crunched for how you would have fared if you dollar cost averaged into the market versus a one-time investment. Interesting results!
Lynn @ Wallet Hub writes Methods for Adjusting your Student Loans – In the past few years, the rates of default on student loans have continued to tick upward, as many current or former students have entered the job market and found themselves unable to make their monthly payments. The good news is lenders, private and public, are now offering many options that a student can use to stave off default.
CAREER AND INCOME
Jules Wilson @ Faithful With a Few writes How NOT to Get a Job – In this economy, the best way to get a job is to identify the factors that are hurting your effort. Here are 5 Ways To Sabotage Your Job Search, and how to fix them!
Suba @ Wealth Informatics writes Make more money: 9 reasons why you are NOT earning more money – f only I could make more money, I would save more and everything will be great – How many of have felt this way? If you do want to earn more money, what has been holding you back? I have compiled a list of reasons why you are NOT earning more money.
Mike @ The Financial Blogger writes Advice About Blogging That I Would Share With High School Students – What I wish I knew about blogging in high school.
PPlan @ Provident Plan writes 4 Ways to Save Money in College – College is getting more expensive by the day. Saving money while in college is important in order to limit your student loans.
SFB @ Simple Finance Blog writes Which Insurance Policy is Best for You? – The question of “What type of insurance is best for you?” is an important dilemma that many adults face. How will you determine what is best for you?
DEBT AND CREDIT
Thomas @ Finance Inspired writes Halal Investing is gaining popularity amongst investors in the UK – During this economic crisis investors are looking to broaden their horizons and look for new ways to explore and grow their money, this has led to a recent rise in Halal investments.
Bank Free Credit @ Bank Free Credit writes What Is a Good Credit Score – Just about everyone knows that having a good credit score is important. This can help get lower interest rates on car loans, mortgages, and better credit card terms. Not only that, but a bad credit score can disqualify someone all-together from getting a loan. Most people also know how to get a good credit score, and what causes a bad credit score. But, when most people ask themselves, what is a good credit score?
Jon the Saver @ Free Money Wisdom writes Easy Ways To Protect Your Money – Here are some practical and easy ways to safeguard your money and ensure that it stays protected.
Tushar @ Finance TUBE writes Little Known Facts About Credit After Bankruptcy – Today we will be talking about the known Facts about Credit after Bankruptcy. Bankruptcy is a terrible thing and it leave a colossal blemish on your credit report for a minimum of seven years. In some cases there remains a black mark that remains up to a decade.
Thomas @ FinanceInspired writes Moving Abroad to Escape Debt – When faced with high levels of debt some people feel like they have no other choice but to run. Let’s have a look to see whether moving abroad to escape debt is even an option anymore.
Edgar @ Degrees and Debt writes Monitor Your Credit for FREE – Ways to monitor your credit for FREE!
INVESTING AND SAVING
John S @ Frugal Rules writes Reader Question: Should I Invest in Mutual Funds or ETFs? – There are various similarities as well as differences between mutual funds and etfs. If you do some simple homework you can determine which funds are better for you while also keeping down the costs associated with investing.
Ray @ Financial Highway writes RRSP Deadline 2013 – Limits & Options – The RRSP season is upon us! Every bank, every bank branch and every teller will remind you to contribute to your RRSP before the deadline. If you have a financial advisor, they have probably already contacted about your RRSP contribution. With so many people vying for your RRSP contributions, who should you trust?
Philip @ PT Money Personal Finance writes Traditional and Roth IRA Contribution Limits Increased by $500 for 2013 – The latest info on 2013 Traditional and Roth IRA contribution limits–including a breakdown of what it means for those under 50, over 50, and an explanation of why these limits matter.
Eddie @ Finance Fox writes 10 Priceless Gifts That We Can Give Ourselves in 2013! – The best things in life aren’t things, and the best things that are things in life are FREE! Here are 10 priceless gifts that we can give ourselves in 2013.
Div Guy @ The Dividend Guy Blog writes 2012 RRSP Contribution Limits + 5 Investing Strategies That Will Boost Your Retirement – Are you planning for your retirement?
Mike @ Experiglot writes Where Are You Keeping Your Money? – Where’s your money?
Aloysa @ My Broken Coin writes Why Some Women Prefer Older Men (Money is Not The Reason) – Where are the reasons that some women prefer older men. It’s not just for the money.
Michael @ Financial Ramblings writes HSA After Leaving Job – Wondering what to do with your HSA after you leave your job? Don’t panic. You have a number of good options.
harry campbell @ Your Personal Finance Pro writes My New HSA Strategy – Rollovers and Trustee Transfers – Since my company was acquired by an even larger one last year, 2013 will be our first full year under the new administration. That means a whole lot of changes to our benefits and one of those will be to our HSA provider. Although the HDHP insurance portion will still be served by Aetna, our HSA provider will be switching from Fidelity to Chase. Chase is similar in respect to Fidelity but their investing options are more expensive and more limited. And since I don’t rely on my HSA for medi
BARBARA FRIEDBERG @ Barbara Friedberg Personal Finance writes WHAT IS AN ETF AND HOW TO INVEST IN ETFs – ETF investing. Are ETFs better than mutual funds? Pro’s and con’s of ETF investing.
Jason @ Work Save Live writes Tips to Save Money on your Cable Bill – If you are currently paying $50-$60 a month for 200+ channels you rarely watch did you know you have options? Here are 3 options that will not only save you money on your cable bill but can also actually improve your programming.
Corey @ Steadfast Finances writes 5 Things a Recent College Graduate Should not Buy – Everyone wants new stuff, but it’s not always financially wise. Find out what things college graduates should NOT buy.
ETZ25 @ Entertainment Timez writes AIG Alert – Are Others Starting to Notice This Stock Too? – Is AIG starting to get noticed for the value that I believe that it is? Is it kind of like a dolphin caught in fishing lines? To infinity and beyond!
Wayne @ Young Family Finance writes Saving Money for a Puppy – Families buy puppies before understanding what dog ownership will cost them. Find out how much it costs to raise a dog and how to prepare.
Sustainable PF @ Sustainable Personal Finance writes Why You Should Take Care of Your Finances First – One of the financial virtues that our society lauds is helping others.
Invest It Wisely @ Invest It Wisely writes How to Raise Happy, Healthy Children – There are many ways to shape our children into the happy, healthy children we desire. Here’s a few tips to aid you in getting there.
Roger the Amateur Financier @ The Amateur Financier writes Money and Child Raising: Cloth vs. Disposable Diapers – A comparison of cloth and disposable diapers on issues of cost, environmental effect and convenience, with discussion of which diaper is better.
Tushar @ Earn More and Save writes Analyzing Savings Account Interest: Worth It? – Should you bank on savings account interest as a tool for growing your money?
Kyle @ The Penny Hoarder writes 7 Top Tips to Deal with Mortgage Troubles – Here are a few things you may wish to think about when contemplating your mortgage and what-if type questions: If your circumstances change and you find yourself doubting your ability to meet your mortgage repayments, you must contact your mortgage provider as soon as possible.
CAPI @ Creating a Passive Income writes Passive Income for the Brave: Investing 101 – Investing can be really addicting, especially as you focus on developing passive income streams. Find out how you can control yourself.
MMD @ My Money Design writes Rethinking My Strategy for What Stocks to Buy This Year – I’ve been giving a lot of thought as to what stocks to buy this year and using the Dogs of the Dow strategy. Here’s why I’m reconsidering this plan.
Josh Thompson @ Becoming Your Own Bank writes Infinite Banking Video – We have a new Infinite Banking sketch video that you will love!
RISK MANAGEMENT AND INSURANCE
Christina @ MyLifeInsuranceQuotes101.com writes What Is Universal Life Insurance? – Most consumers are aware of term life insurance as the cheapest way to protect your family; however, many don’t consider universal life insurance! Universal policies offer the permanent aspect of whole life, with the affordability of term life, but with investment options for retirement. For the right family, universal life insurance can be a good investment. Learn more about the ins and outs of universal life coverage.
John @ WILD about Finance writes How to use your cash card safely online – It’s important to be conscious of the threats surrounding using your credit card online, read this for a great little knowledge nugget.
Joe @ Midlife Finance writes The Basics of Insuring Your Car – There are other actions you can take for the best auto coverage, including keeping weekly mileage low, your credit sweet, and regularly reviewing your policy. These tips will not only get you on the road to using your vehicle, but keep you going strong for years to come.
REAL ESTATE AND PROPERTY
Amanda L Grossman @ Frugal Confessions writes Our 2012 Energy Consumption – Each year I take the time to review our energy consumption from the previous 12 months (electricity and natural gas costs).
Crystal @ Budgeting in the Fun Stuff writes Started as Little Wants, Became Obsessions – I saw some little yard gnomes that I wanted, but pretty soon, I felt like I had to have them. Do your cravings turn into obsessions?
Simon @ Your Wealth Planners writes Eco-Houses popping up around the UK – With the recent shift to living a more ‘Green’ lifestyle, along with lowering your carbon footprint, a new craze looks set to sweep the UK in the form of eco-houses.
RETIREMENT AND TAXATION
Steve @ 2013 Taxes writes Tax Preparation Reviews – Clients continue to use TurboTax every year as it is easy to use.
TDB @ Tax Deduction Blog writes Look Twice: The Most Overlooked Tax Deductions – Most people know the common tax deductions, but if you look hard there are lot of easily overlooked tax deductions, here is a list of them.
Corey @ 20s Finances writes Choosing a Business Accountant – Whether you’re just starting out as a freelancer, have set up your own company or have owned a business for years, choosing the right accountant is extremely important. A good business accountant can make sure your company is set up correctly from day one, that you’re paying the right amount of tax and that you’re saving money wherever possible.