Category Archives: Personal Finance

Career, Personal Finance

How to Prepare Financially for a Freelance Career

If you dream of leaving the 9 to 5 behind and making it big as a freelancer, it may be time for a reality check. While there are some definite perks to working for yourself, it’s not something you can … Continue reading

/ By Rebecca Lake
Personal Finance

4 Reasons to Make the Switch to a Credit Union

Switching banks can sometimes make sense, especially if you’re trying to pay less for banking services or get a better rate on a loan. With many banks hiking their fees to offset some of the losses associated with the economic … Continue reading

/ By Rebecca Lake
Money Saving Tips, Personal Finance, Retirement

4 Financial Blunders That Keep You From Getting Rich

Winning the lottery or inheriting a fat stack of cash are two ways to get rich quick but if you’re like most people, the odds are against you. This means most of us will have to focus on hard work, … Continue reading

/ By Rebecca Lake
Personal Finance

Paper or Plastic – Are Personal Checks Obsolete?

While I was at the supermarket the other day I heard a child ask “Grandma, how come you don’t have to pay for your food with real money?” The woman chuckled and assured the child that the check she was … Continue reading

/ By Frank Addessi
Personal Finance

Are Your Financial Goals Realistic?

Financial goals are something we all should have. Whether your goals are to retire early, pay off all our debt, purchase a home, or start a business they all require careful planning. Planning for your financial goals helps you to … Continue reading

/ By Tiffany Patterson
Education, Money Saving Tips, Personal Finance

Don’t Overlook These Discounts as a Student

While I was a student, all I wanted to do was work in the real world. Now that I have graduated and have officially entered the real world, I do miss one thing about student life: student discounts.

/ By Amanda Stanhaus
Personal Finance

Are You Placing All of Your Financial Eggs in One Basket?

When I started working as a freelancer, a very wise and experienced writer told me one helpful piece of information that has followed me in my career and other aspects of my life, “Don’t put all of your eggs in … Continue reading

/ By Jen Carl
Personal Finance, Retirement

5 Worst Moves You Can Make With Your 401(k)

Stashing money in a 401(k) is one of the best ways to fatten up your retirement nest egg. These employer-sponsored plans offer a tax-advantaged way to save and you may be able to grow your money faster through company matching … Continue reading

/ By Rebecca Lake