How to Motivate Yourself to Reduce Debt

Today is Friday the 31st. We are just around the corner from a brand new week and a brand new month. It’s a new opportunity to “start fresh,” especially with your finances. So, with that said, I have just one goal today: to motivate you to attack and reduce your debts. Debt really sucks! For some […]

7 Illegal Questions Potential Employers Often Ask In an Interview

It’s worth being educated about your rights if you’re looking for a new job. With luck, you won’t need to worry; if you’re asked a question in an interview that makes you feel uncomfortable, though, it can be helpful to know whether your potential new boss just overstepped the mark. That way, you can respond […]

6 Ways to Bounce Back from a Business Failure

Losing your job, for any reason, is an immensely stressful experience. Whether it comes due to the collapse of your employer, or if you’re being forced to wind down an enterprise of your own, the pressure can certainly pile up. But business failure isn’t an unusual scenario, particularly with the global economic volatility we have […]

Take a Hard Look at Your Financial Habits — Are They Sustainable?

Sustainability has become a key concept in environmental and resource management circles. Of course, it’s also a good goal for your own financial practices. I’m sure it once seemed as if the world contained an endless reservoir of oil. By the end of the 20th century, though, it was clear that we were wrong. Some […]

How to Save Money on Healthcare

With Obamacare on the chopping block and the Republicans’ new healthcare plan under debate, many Americans are unsure of what their health insurance may look like in 2018. Regardless of what happens to the exchange or the individual mandate, though, there are some pretty basic tips for keeping your health insurance costs low. What steps can […]

The Best Budgeting Tools Out There

Are you struggling to stay on your budget? Maybe it’s because you don’t have one in place yet. Or maybe, it’s because keeping track of expenses is just plain tough. No matter the reason, there are plenty of amazing budgeting tools available these days, which can make the entire process easy to implement (and stick […]

Should You Be a Full-Time Employee or a Freelancer?

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the rise of the gig economy is the industrial revolution of our time — and we are only at the beginning of the journey. Some one in three Americans already freelance in some capacity, in fact. This includes both those that use it as a side hustle […]

Building an Emergency Fund

I’m sure that you’ve heard this before, but it bears repeating: when you’re getting your financial house in order, your first step should be to build up an emergency fund. An emergency fund helps you get through financial rough patches in your life — broken washing machines, unexpected medical bills, and the like — without […]

How Being Unhealthy Can Impact Your Finances

You may not think about it, but your health can affect your finances… sometimes in ways you wouldn’t expect. There’s the immediate cost of unhealthy behaviors, such as buying cigarettes or fast food. Then there are the long-term expenses, such as medical care for preventable diseases. Medications, days off of work, increased health insurance premiums […]