When asked to name their most valuable asset, most people would identify their tangible items, investments, or properties, but nearly all fail to recognize that their ultimate prized possession is themselves. In times where you can own insurance on nearly every household item, many haven't even purchased an insurance policy on their own life. While the basic concept of
When people decide that they need to eat healthier or lose weight, they know that they have to change their behavior. That’s easier said than done for most, which is why diet prgrams are so popular because they provide a system for automatically controlling portions and nutrition. More importantly, they provide an easy way to establish weekly goals, track activities and keep s
There’s no denying that Americans are in love with their credit cards; but increasingly, the romance is rocked by the actions of unsavory characters seeking to come between them. More specifically, they’re seeking to steal your credit card information and they are relentless in pursuing any and all technological means to get it. They will go after the big, “secure&
Age 30 is a divergent time in most of our lives. To the young, it’s the time when you’re thrust into full-blown adulthood, whether you’re ready or not. To the young at heart, 30 may be considered the early years before your true confidence shines, in your career, in your relationships, or even in yourself. Either way, your 30s are an incredible age when you&r
Maintaining a monthly budget isn't as simple as it may seem for the average family. Day to day expenses, bills, a mortgage payment, insurances, education costs, and saving for retirement can make or break a budget. So in these times, it’s important to take some relatively easy steps to stretch your budget.
It's that time of year again. The holidays are nearly in full gear; the preparations are underway with candles lit, lights strung, and carols sung when the financial stress begins to peek behind the corners of brown paper packages tied up with string. Everything’s shiny and cozy, yet you can’t extinguish that tiny feeling that you may go way over budget thi
The one aspect of personal finance that most Americans share in common is debt accumulation. Between mortgage costs, education expenses, auto loans, and credit card debt, being debt free is quite a financial feat for the average household. In times where the average household credit card debt exceeds $12,000, controlling debt becomes a truly subjective issue.
Think back to those early days in life when it seemed like everything in the candy aisle was free, if you begged your parents hard enough. Not a fleeting thought was given to the expenses of a vacation or the co-pay costs at the doctor. There is something beautifully unburdened in the way which children experience the world: recklessly present and innocently ambivalent.