What Did You Say? Did Someone Mention Money?
I must admit there are many aspects of money and financial matters that I simply do not comprehend. The words float into my brain, bounce around in there and float right out. Nothing seems to stick no matter how hard I concentrate. Maybe I’m not paying close enough attention or maybe that gene wasn’t given to me this go round on planet Earth. Whatever the reason, it just doesn’t make sense.The New Normal, Resilience, Reinspirement
Do you believe the Great Recession of 2008 is a thing of the past? You do if you believe the September 9, 2009 CNN report stating a group of economists agreed the recession officially ended June 2009. Yet, on that very same day, President Obama remarked that life remained tough for millions. So which is it?Free Checking Accounts and Their Benefits
In matters of financial decision making, fully evaluating your options and taking your time is key. It is always advised to do research on the financial institution, the product and the product’s benefits before choosing a bank that is right for you. For most people, basic money management starts with a personal checking account.What Are You Really Worth? Are You Worth Your Weight in Gold?
Are you worth your weight in gold? Chances are, probably not. According to a recent New York Times article, Americans aren’t saving enough. To find out how you stack up, follow these three simple steps…10 Tips for Smarter Spending in 2015
With the new year comes lots of opportunities to start fresh. That goes for your spending habits and your goals of financial sustainability, too. Only a few easy tips can get you on the right track for the new year.RBI Allows Minors to Operate Savings Accounts – Is This Good or Bad?
Exit piggy banks, enter the real world of banking. It is never too early to transit from a life of innocence to a world of experiences, so seems the latest buzzword. Children aged 10 and above can have their personal bank accounts and execute transactions such as withdrawal, transfer and deposit of money, thanks to new guidelines issued by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI).Benefits of Setting Up A Self Managed Super Fund (SMSF)
This article explains the benefits of setting up a self managed super fund (SMSF) compared to a retail or industry superannuation fund. The benefits can be categorised into three main ones: Costs, Freedom and Control.How to Diagnose Your Financial Health
Diagnosing financial health is as important as any other health and wellness aspect in life. Here are things you should check in order to diagnose financial health.When to Begin Your Inheritance Planning
Inheritance tax planning is similar to pensions/retirement planning in that the majority of us do not give it much consideration until it is absolutely necessary. It is easy to put off things like this in fact it is probably human nature to avoid things which we may initially consider low risk in favour of more immediate concerns. This is common mistake and unfortunately it is one which can result in a large portion of your estate being taxed by the government, especially if you are planning to leave property to your children.5 Ways to Make the Most of Your Charitable Giving This Season
The holidays are the time of year when the spirit of giving touches us in a variety of ways. Among other things, we tend to step up our contributions to favored charities. Giving back to causes and organizations that have special meaning is probably the main reason for your philanthropic efforts.Investing and Credit Card Debt
The idea of investing money in the stock market while still having credit card debt. What would be much better alternatives.10 Personal Finance Ideas That Help the Most
There are things you can do to improve your personal finances, and even make your retirement possible. This article contains ten common sense ideas for preparing for retirement or other financial hurdle.How Much Are Those “Tidings Of Joy” Costing You?
For many people, along with holiday cheer and excitement, comes the added stress on their time and finances, and the burden of debt. But you do NOT have to give in to the stress, anxiety and pressure of this season! Learn how to avoid these pitfalls, and actually make money, pay off debt, lose weight, and accomplish your goals this holiday season.The No.1 Reason Artists Struggle With Money
You may think artists are doomed financially because they’re inherently flighty, or that they enjoy the struggle, but having lived and worked as an artist for years, I’ve found it’s not due to any of the stereotypical characteristics. And what’s more, it’s not even our fault!Set Your S.I.T.E.S.!
Parents have struggled in finding a way to teach their children about money. Through a “personal experiment”, I discovered a way to teach children about money and to make money work for therm. Mastering money is the result of habits, and this habit can serve as a good foundation.