Personal Finance Information


Personal Finance Information

Money Saving Tips. Maximize Savings on Everyday Items!


Frugal living is more than a lifestyle. It's a passion.

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.

Budgeting your Savings - Did You Let Your Piggy Bank Get Away?


I think most of us have at some point in our lives. Some how we forget to feed the little piggy.

Budget Planning - Its Elementary My Dear Watson


Does it feel like you have to be Sherlock Holmes to solve the mystery behind balancing your personal budget? Are you living a mysterious thriller where your realization of "financial independence and security" is a vicious repeating cycle of debt? Don't be afraid?..

Save Money on your Clothing Budget. Tame the Closet Monster!


Reducing the clothing budget was a serious challenge for me. Two pre-teen girls and a teenage girl certainly didn't make life any easier.

More Money? My Cup Runneth Over...But Im Still Thirsty


Most of us, especially those of us who have debtor's disease (if you have it you know what it is!), have commented or at least thought, "If I could just win the lottery, or sweepstakes, everything would be better." Unfortunately, even if that big dream did come true things probably would get worse instead of better.

How to Draw a Personal Budget that Works


Many people spend their little income haphazardly without any planning and end up getting broke before month-end. They then borrow to make ends meet and end up with more problems that they fail to repay their debts promptly.

5 Ways to Absolutely Destroy Your Finances!


Ben Stein has a book called How to Ruin Your Finances. To be honest, I'm not sure an entire book is needed on the subject-there are some fairly quick and easy ways to accomplish the task.

A Fresh Start for Family Finances in 2005


While 40% to 50% of us make New Year's resolutions on January 1-a ritual that has existed since ancient times-approximately 60% to 80% of us have already broken them by the end of February, according to researchers.It's still not too late, however, to reset the trajectory on your family's finances, experts note.

Money Matters: Strengthen Your Marriage by Putting Finances in Order


Did you know that 43% of all married couples argue over money issues, making it the major reason couples fight? If you and your spouse handle money differently, now is the time to talk, establish expectations, and draw up a financial plan.Money is a very big part of a marriage.

Organizing Your Finances - Thinking Outside the (Shoe) Box


If you're like most people, your personal financial records are most probably kept in less than "Good Accounting Practices" standards. For example, stashing old ATM receipts and hanging on to a stub showing what you paid for a pack of mints two years ago (cash, of course), might be filed with your paycheck stubs, credit card statements - paid and unpaid alike - as well as a few tax forms, a stray paper clip and a penny.

Kundalini Lessons - Money


I've been going through and interesting growth period lately that I thought I'd share, as some of the lessons were pretty profound (at least for me).I've written before about my awakening and the joys and tribulations since, and I've also mentioned that it's an ongoing process which, as far as I can tell, doesn't really end til you shuffle off this mortal coil.

Know Thy Finances


The first step to financial success lies in knowing your financial situation at any given time. There is an anecdote attributed to John D.

The Wright Place - Finances


Women have a love/hate relationship with money. Most of us do not enjoy dealing with it, yet we know not having finances under control will cause our entire family to suffer.

Whats The Truth Behind Your Finances?


Between 15 - 20% of people in our country (UK) own there own businesses. This statistic is on the rise thanks to the incredible invention of the Internet.

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PERSONAL FINANCE: 6 tips to strengthen your financial foundation in 2019  The Mercury

For many of us, the new year means a *fresh* start and the chance to set new goals. If your resolutions are money related, here are some ways to strengthen.


John Ninfo: A few interesting personal finance experiences  MPNnow.com

In this column, we have discussed the Federal Reserve's recent increases in interest rates, and how they result in interest rate increases for floating rate debt ...


5 red flags to look for when choosing your next personal finance product  Yahoo Finance

Whether you need a loan, an investment, an IFA or any financial product, you need to watch out for these red flags.


Millennials And Money: How 2 Young Adults Are Figuring Out Personal Finance  WBUR

Rebecca Boyle and Sam Giangrasso tell Here & Now's Peter O'Dowd they received two very different sets of lessons about money growing up.


9 Best Budget Apps for Personal Finance in 2018  TheStreet.com

Try these nine mobile budget apps to get your financial house in order....AAPL.


Alan Greenspan: Bull market is beginning to fumble  Helena Independent Record

Former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan speaks with CNN's Julia Chatterley about recent stock market volatility, interest rates, and stagflation.


MIT researchers invent a way to shrink objects  Helena Independent Record

MIT researchers announced they have invented a way to shrink objects to nanoscale -- smaller than what you can see with a microscope -- using a laser.


Comics rip Trump's mounting legal troubles  Helena Independent Record

Late-night hosts poked fun at the increasing amount of legal troubles facing President Donald Trump and his administration.


Greenspan: Fed policy changes because economy changes  Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier

Former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan says it's "perfectly credible that rates may go lower as a consequence" of a slowing economy.


10 personal finance resolutions for 2019 to put your financial house in order  The Financial Express

We can simply start by making solid financial resolutions that can help get us closer to our money goals.


Most Americans Are Making This Huge Tax Mistake  Helena Independent Record

Ignoring your withholdings could result in a big surprise come tax filing time.


Alan Greenspan: Investors should prepare for the worst  Helena Independent Record

Alan Greenspan says the party's over on Wall Street.


5 Ideas for Setting Clear and Effective Personal Finance Habits in 2019  U.S. News & World Report

It's nearing the end of the year, and for many of Americans, that means it's time to start putting together New Year's resolutions. As many of us know from ...


Personal Finances Are a Top Source of Stress for Americans  TheStreet.com

Americans are more stressed out than ever before, surveys show. And despite the robust GDP and jobs numbers, personal finances still rank as a top source of ...


MAX helps students with personal finance — for free  National Jurist

Law school is tough enough academically-speaking. For most students, there's another challenge. And it too can keep you up at night. It's money. Many students ...


What is 1MDB?  Helena Independent Record

CNN's Richard Quest breaks down the 1MDB scandal that has seen Malaysia's former Prime Minister arrested and Goldman Sachs facing criminal charges.


Here Are Our 2019 Work Resolutions  Madison.com

Many people make New Year's resolutions that involve personal improvement. Maybe we want to get into better shape or perhaps we want to be better at ...


CNN Business Now  Montana Standard

CNN's Richard Quest has the day's top business headlines after the Closing Bell on Wall Street. (Dec. 18, 2018)


The 16 Best Personal Finance Books to Read in 2019  ValuePenguin

Get rich (or richer), save for retirement or climb out of debt with this year's must-read personal finance books.


What Are Shoppers Worried About This Holiday Season?  The Missoulian

The season of joy is also a time of major stress for many people.


Life Kit from NPR: Podcasts on Personal Finance, Health, Parenting and More  NPR

Tools to help you get it together. NPR's family of podcasts for navigating your life — everything from your finances to diet and exercise to raising your kids.


4 Tips for Better Budgeting in 2019  Helena Independent Record

Up there with losing weight and getting into better shape, saving money is a popular New Year's resolution to aim for. And the key to saving money is none other ...


What the World’s Most Enraging Personal Finance Diary Tells Us About Capitalism  Slate

Earlier this month, the in-house magazine at Wealthsimple, a Canadian online investment manager, published an article titled “Debt: A Love Story.” It featured an ...


Olmsted Falls High School's personal finance class teaches students dollars and sense  cleveland.com

First Federal of Lakewood Olmsted Township Branch Manager spoke to different personal finance classes last week during a visit to Olmsted Falls High School.


How to Handle Holiday Bonuses  Madison.com

You need a plan and have to be ready to deal with expectations.


Tucker Carlson’s Show Loses Advertisers Over Immigration Comments  CBS San Francisco

(CBS News/AP) — A San Francisco-based personal finance firm is among a number of advertisers who have said they're leaving conservative host Tucker ...


A Foolish Take: Is a Recession Coming?  The Missoulian

The stock market has been extremely volatile lately, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average routinely seeing triple-digit daily moves in both directions. Investors ...


The Four Horsemen Of The Personal Finance Apocalypse  ValueWalk

The Bible's Book of Revelations and our popular culture speak of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse: Pestilence, War, Famine and Death. Gratefully, for most ...


Personal finance 101 : Radio Times : Money  WHYY

Guests: Helaine Olen, Kristin Wong. Do you have a budget, track your spending, carry too much debt, save for retirement? Many Americans don't do any of those ...


It’s still possible to give to charity and save on your taxes and Americans have high expectations for discounts  MarketWatch

Happy Tuesday, MarketWatchers. Don't miss these top stories: Personal Finance. Christmas Eve, Monday mornings and other times when heart-attack risks ...


Weekend catchup — this week’s personal finance headlines  Financial Times

UK grocery sales grew just 0.4 percentage points above inflation in the 12 weeks to December 2, compounding the misery for retailers ahead of the key ...


Celebrities suing 'Fortnite' over dance moves  Sioux City Journal

Actor Alfonso Ribeiro and other celebrities are filing lawsuits against the company behind the popular video "Fortnite", claiming the video game developers are ...


From Salon Marketplace: This app streamlines your personal finance management  Salon

CoinKeeper Platinum helps you manage your finances, set budgets, and more with a few taps on your smartphone.


The 411 on improvements to the CPP  The Globe and Mail

My top project for December 2018 was to write a guide to the changes coming to the Canada Pension Plan in January. The process is widely known as CPP ...


Kiplinger's Personal Finance: Smart year-end investment strategies  Richmond.com

Before 2018 ends, investors can use these strategies to reduce their portfolio's risk and their taxes.


Personal Finance: Zero percent auto loans make a brief comeback  Chattanooga Times Free Press

U.S. auto dealers deploy an array of incentives to boost sales during certain months of the year. One spiff coveted by car buyers is the availability of zero-interest ...


ATU makes personal finance curriculum available to Arkansas high school  Harrison Daily

NASHVILLE, Tenn. —Arkansas Tech University (ATU) is sponsoring Ramsey Solutions' Foundations in Personal Finance curriculum to high schools across ...


Are Social Security Cuts Coming?  Helena Independent Record

For nearly eight decades, Social Security has buoyed up elderly Americans who might not otherwise be able to provide for themselves. Although the average ...


Trump wants to use Huawei case as leverage  The Times and Democrat

President Donald Trump said his administration is open to using the arrest of Huawei chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou as a bargaining chip in ongoing trade ...


Free Personal Finance Apps You Can Take to the Bank  LinuxInsider.com

Today's Linux platform accommodates a number of really good financial applications that are more than capable of handling both personal and small-business ...


Financial security: Parents making this ‘alarming’ mistake with their adult kids  Fox Business

American parents are making big sacrifices to keep their adult kids financially afloat.


SUNY Oneonta hosts simulation on personal finance | Local News  Oneonta Daily Star

Students at SUNY Oneonta got to take a spin at life after graduation in a financial literacy program held at the college Wednesday.


This is how much credit-card debt makes you undatable, and do Americans marry for love or money?  MarketWatch

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Lincoln is bringing back its iconic "suicide doors." A special limited-edition version of the big Lincoln Continental will have back doors that are hinged at the rear ...


Fire Starters: Personal Finance Books 2019  Publishers Weekly

Whoever said “don't quit your day job” might feel differently after reading these books.


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You deserve optimal health. Here's how to get it at the office.


KMyMoney: Personal Finance Manager software for Windows PC  TWCN Tech News

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T-Mobile Getting Back into Personal Finance with Digital Checking Account  ECNmag.com

T-Mobile is launching a digital checking account *service*, T-Mobile Money, which promises no fees and extra perks for the carrier's wireless customers.


Many people are using balance-transfer cards all wrong and even Bill Gates says U.S. tech companies need more regulation  MarketWatch

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Scott Burns: At 78, life is still worth living  Dallas News

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Your 2019 Guide to the Alternative Minimum Tax  Madison.com

The alternative minimum tax, or AMT, was implemented in 1969 to ensure that all Americans pay their fair share of taxes -- particularly high-income individuals ...


The Funded: Personal finance chatbot funded, A10 Networks explores sale  Silicon Valley Business Journal

A small funding, a potential M&A deal, and a new job at Andreessen Horowitz for Mike Lempres, the former mayor of Atherton, tops Bay Area startup and venture ...


Personal Finance: The long-term care conundrum  Chattanooga Times Free Press

What is the fastest-growing age segment of the U.S. population? Answer: 85 and above. That is great news, but it raises issues as well, including the need to ...


Who gets the best deal from Social Security?  Dallas News

Will you get your money's worth from Social Security?Many are sure they won't.But today we're going to see how the actuaries at the Social Security...


Bernstein: This could make the world tremble  Helena Independent Record

Veteran journalist Carl Bernstein discusses with CNN's Brian Stelter whether the Republican Party will peel away from President Donald Trump as special ...


Savvy Shopper: Try these 5 positive personal finance hacks  Savannah Morning News

An uncommon solution to the problem is precisely what a hack is, and you can find hacks everywhere: for cleaning your home, creating crafts and more.


Personal finance paralysis leaves UK adults short of over £1,600 a year  This is Money

Nearly two in five Britons have experienced personal finance paralysis - the fear of making a bad personal finance decision - meaning it is put-off or often, not ...


California wildfire victims face new challenges and this chart shows how much Americans make at every age  MarketWatch

Happy Thursday, MarketWatchers! Here are the top personal finance stories of the day. Personal Finance. California wildfire victims face new challenges finding ...


Foundations in Personal Finance  KIMT 3

It's a program that helps future college students financially plan for college.


Cyber Monday set to be the biggest U.S. online shopping day in history and how to make $2,000 a month in passive income  MarketWatch

Happy Monday, MarketWatchers! Here are the top personal finance stories of the day. Personal Finance. How to make $2,000 a month in passive income?


Personal finance class hosts school-wide career fair  The Hillsdale Daily News

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4 Ways to Improve Personal Finance - Internet  BizReport

Whether it's to pay off bills, cover a major expense or something else, sometimes, you need money quickly.


Columnist, Personal Finance Real Estate, Mansion job with Dow Jones | 383081  mediabistro.com

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5 Tricks to Actually Saving Money  Motley Fool

Want to figure out how to be successful at saving? These five tricks can help you put more cash away for your goals.


Is a property crash coming? We answer the 20 most pressing personal finance questions  The Guardian

Should I buy travel insurance from Ryanair? How much money do I need to retire? And do shops have to accept Scottish banknotes? The Guardian's money ...


3 Money Milestones Everyone Should Reach by 40  Madison.com

Though they say 40 is the new 30, it's still a good time to take stock of your finances and make sure they're reasonably on track. Here are three milestones you ...


PERSONAL FINANCE: New tax laws may change how you approach your 2018 tax return  The Mercury

As 2018 winds down, it's time to think about if, and how you may be able to reduce the taxes owed on your next tax return. New tax laws, which.


3 Tax Mistakes You're Probably Making Today | Smart Change: Personal Finance  Helena Independent Record

Like it or not, taxes are a part of life -- but that doesn't mean you should pay more of them than necessary. If you fall victim to these three mistakes, however, ...


Costco is succeeding despite retail woes  Mason City Globe Gazette

Many retail brands may be struggling, but Costco is thriving thanks to deep discounts and a popular food court.


This is how much credit-card debt makes you undatable and has the new tax law stopped people from giving to charity  MarketWatch

Happy Tuesday, MarketWatchers. Don't miss these top stories: Personal Finance. Has the workplace improved since this signature George H.W. Bush law?


Finding a way to '$hare’ financial advice and speak to millennials  Philly.com

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taxes: think before you drink the water  Independent Online

I recently had the privilege of attending a tax conference in the Dominican Republic, writes Christopher Renwick.


Here’s what Americans expect from discounts and whether they marry for love or money  MarketWatch

Happy Wednesday, MarketWatchers, we are halfway through another week! Here are today's top personal finance stories.


10 most-read 'personal finance' articles of 2018  702

Making ends meet, investments, property, debt, financial freedom… these were the very best "your money" articles of the year.


This state is the No. 1 choice for Americans looking for a better life and just $50 can buy a life-saving gift this holiday season  MarketWatch

Happy Wednesday, MarketWatchers. Don't miss these top stories: Personal Finance. Just $50 can buy a life-saving gift this holiday season. A fraction of the ...


Scavenger hunts stimulate mind, body  Elko Daily Free Press

Scavenger hunts designed with adults in mind require problem-solving, foster social connections and get folks outside and moving.


This airline will reward you for ‘missing’ Christmas and the number one item teens want for the holidays  MarketWatch

Happy Thursday, MarketWatchers! We made it another week closer to 2019. Here are today's top personal finance stories.


Is Your Boss Secretly Reading Your Emails? | Smart Change: Personal Finance  Madison.com

Email monitoring at work is not only a common practice but, generally speaking, a legal one. Consider yourself warned.


Bay Area cities rate high for overall financial fitness among residents  The Mercury News

Fremont has topped yet another ranking from personal finance website WalletHub, this time as the best city for overall financial health among residents.


Noah rips Fox News on pepper spray claim  Elko Daily Free Press

Late night comedians took aim at Fox News, President Trump and the climate change report that was released on November 23, 2018.


The Future of Personal Financial Management Apps | Bank Innovation  bankinnovation.net

Bank Innovation and its sister accelerator INV Fintech are holding a meetup next week on the topic, "The Future of Next Generation PFMs." During this meetup,


Does International Personal Finance plc’s (LON:IPF) CEO Salary Reflect Performance?  Simply Wall St

In 2012 Gerard Ryan was appointed CEO of International Personal Finance plc (LON:IPF). First, this article will compare CEO compensation with compensation ...


Why some are obsessed with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s finances  The Washington Post

Ever since Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) surprised everyone and got elected to Congress, her finances have been the subject of nonstop gossip.


Elon Musk says Tesla was weeks from death  Madison.com

Tesla CEO Elon Musk said his electric car company came "within single-digit weeks" of death this year as it struggled to meet production targets for its Model 3 ...


Unilever CEO Paul Polman retires after 10 years | Smart Change: Personal Finance  Madison.com

Unilever CEO Paul Polman is retiring at the end of the year after a decade in charge of one of the world's biggest consumer goods businesses.


Survey: Americans say this is the biggest threat to the US economy  Bankrate.com

The U.S. economy has been firing on all cylinders for much of the year, with strong job growth and record-low unemployment. But the divisive and highly partisan ...


10 US cities where the cost of living is skyrocketing  CNBC

The gap between what people make and what they need has increased 20 percent over the past year. In 10 cities, the gap is even wider.


5 personal finance tips you should implement by age 25  NBCNews.com

If you've just graduated from college and are new to the workforce, SoFi's Libby Leffler says now is the best time to lay the groundwork that will set you on the ...


15 Personal Finance Rules You Should Know by Heart  Yahoo Finance UK

Learn and act on these rules, and you can shrink your financial worries and grow a hefty retirement account. Most are easy to do, and can net you thousands of ...


4 personal finance rules that are meant to be broken  Ladders

Here are some old-school practices that we think deserve a second look. Ready to break some personal finance rules together?


2 Impressive New Personal Finance Apps For People 50+  Forbes

What's new in personal finance apps and tech-based services for boomers and Gen Xers? Sadly, based on my day attending Finovate Fall 2018 (a New York ...


Saving, prosperity remain key challenges for many Americans despite good economy  USA TODAY

Almost 10 years into the economic expansion, many Americans still face significant personal financial pressures.


Washington Gridlock? Maybe Not on These Personal Finance Issues  The New York Times

From credit reports to family leave, there are a few areas in which Democrats and Republicans share common ground. And bipartisan cooperation could be ...


Finance Is Personal: Your Money and Your Life  Forbes

Do you know someone going off to college who's clueless about money? What if they're clueless about why they're going in the first place? Then Finance is ...


7 Worthwhile Online Personal Finance Courses | Saving and Budgeting  U.S. News & World Report

If you want to learn how to make smart investing decisions, save more and eliminate debt, you're in luck. Today, there are plenty of online personal finance ...


Personal finance tips: A five-point plan to manage money smarter  Quartz

Personal finance is the ugly step-child of finance. Most of Wall Street's resources are geared toward helping institutional investors get richer. The rest of us get ...


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