If All Things Are Possible, Why Cant I Balance My Checkbook?

For me, the most terrible time of each month is the day our bank statement comes. We commonly call it BSS (Bank Statement Syndrome). I don't know why it is, but I have trouble getting the parsonage checkbook to balance with the monthly bank statement.That ominous document intimidates me every... Read More

College Expenses: Seven Ways to Save on an Education

Many people graduate from college owing thousands of dollars in student loans. It isn't uncommon for students to graduate owing $30,000 to $40,000. For people that get married shortly after graduation that means starting out with around $80,000 in debt. Thats a lot of debt for a young couple just... Read More

The Joys of Address Labels

Address labels are many things to many different people. If you are a huge fan of address labels, you aren't alone. If you are not a fan, you simply haven't yet realized the many benefits address labels carry. Address labels are quite simply a quick and efficient tool for creating... Read More

How Check 21 Affects You

The Check 21 Law is the new federal law for financial institutions and has taken effect last October 28, 2004.Before the Check 21 law was enacted, your paper check had to be physically transported from where the check was paid out before it could be deposited to the financial institution.... Read More

Top 10+ Ways to Jumpstart your New Year?s Finances!

Of course, these don't have to be done in any particular order! Just pick one or two that particularly apply to your situation. * Create your 2005 filing system. This might include new file folders, a new box to hold them or space in a filing cabinet with easy access.... Read More

Do You Know What Tomorrow Will Bring?

I've been sharing the following idea with people for a few years now, and realized recently that I had never written specifically about it. So here it is:"I cannot predict the future."That may seem simple enough, and it's certainly accurate, yet for many advisors, this edict is completely disregarded. How... Read More

Budgeting Your Way to Financial Freedom

Financial freedom cannot be achieved without budgeting. Budgeting involves tracking your sources of income and more importantly tracking your expenses. It is novel tool for controlling your expenses and making you aware of how you spend your money. At the outset, budgeting may seem to be onerous and boring, particularly... Read More

Introduction to Australian Superannuation

Australians, in general, constitute some of the worst savers in the world. Current estimates suggest that, on average, Australians save just 4% of their income. This is less than half of the 11% estimate for Australians in the late 1970s.In the past, pensions from taxpayers were used to provide pensions... Read More

First Checking Account ? When is it Time?

We all know that money doesn't grow on trees, but we all need it to survive. The use of cash will only go so far in life, as you can't send it through the mail. Checking accounts are relied upon to manage our finances and to send in payments for... Read More

Can You Afford Not To Look After Your Personal Finances?

Investing is a subject a lot of people don't want to think about. And there is good reason for that. Investing seems scary. It either sounds like something only the rich do or something that only a skilled professional can do. But the truth is that investing is something that... Read More

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How To Reap The Rewards With Rewards Programs

Recently, many of these loyalty rewards programs have come to... Read More

Saving Money - The Magic 20 Percent

Saving money is not easy and is made more difficult... Read More

What Are We Teaching our 2005 Graduates about Money?

Now that we are in the month of June I... Read More

Chex Systems ? Why Every American Needs To Guard His Checking Account With His Life

Most Americans have been brought up to be concerned about... Read More

Financial Security

1) HOW TO LOOK FOR A JOBA) The Chronological Curriculum:1.... Read More

How To Survive The Grocery Shopping Blues

If you are the normal consumer, then you've probably experienced... Read More

7 Simple Ways To Save Money

Each of us knows how to spend money, but do... Read More

Planning Ahead with Your Finances

If you, like most people, have not seriously considered what... Read More

Kundalini Lessons - Money

I've been going through and interesting growth period lately that... Read More

Whats The Truth Behind Your Finances?

Between 15 - 20% of people in our country (UK)... Read More

Single Mother and Learning how to Save

Saving may seem easier if you were saving for a... Read More

Affording a Home

Can you really afford a house? If so, how much... Read More

Understanding and Controlling Your Finances

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to... Read More

Honor Those Who Serve with Checking Account Supplies

Our global society has had a wake up call in... Read More

First Checking Account ? When is it Time?

We all know that money doesn't grow on trees, but... Read More

10 Quick And Cheap Ways To Cut Your Heating Bill

When you received an energy (heating) bill last winter, were... Read More

Saving Money - Are You Doing Enough?

It is estimated that we, as consumers, waste an average... Read More

Organizing Your Finances - Thinking Outside the (Shoe) Box

If you're like most people, your personal financial records are... Read More

Budgeting is Essential for a Single Mothers Success

Today many women are struggling with debt and it's even... Read More

Accessing Funds You Never Knew You Had- Household Utilities and Mortgage Expense Reduction Plan

For most of us the process of getting out of... Read More

Budgeting the Key to being Financially Stable

Single Mother's in need of Financial GuidanceBudgeting is key to... Read More

Your Dry Cleaner?s Double Standard

Women are charged more for dry cleaning services. Don't fume,... Read More

10 Steps To Improve Your Financial Situation

Here are ten steps you can follow to help improve... Read More

Money Matters - Really!

One of the biggest challenges facing black RELATIONSHIPS today are... Read More

How To Get Ahead On A Low Income

Do you struggle from week to week trying to make... Read More

What Happens if You Die Without Making a Will

If you die without making a Will in the UK,... Read More

What is ChexSystems?

Commonly referred to as the first of the three major... Read More

Developing a budget? Watch out for Those Budget-Bursting Gremlins

If you've developed a household budget to get your spending... Read More

Reporting Identity Theft

Would you know what to do if you suspect that... Read More

Estate Planning Basics

You have probably accomplished a great deal with your life.... Read More

Expenses A ? What Are They And What Can We Do About Them

It is crucial as an individual who is striving for... Read More

Do You Know What Tomorrow Will Bring?

I've been sharing the following idea with people for a... Read More

Do You Really Need the Power of Money Management Software?

I have been a loyal user of Quicken(R) for more... Read More