Solutions to Make Better Decisions with Your Taxes and Money

Pay Off Debt: 5 Tools to Help You Become Debt Free

Are you currently trying to pay off debt? If you just started the journey, it can be quite exciting can’t it? All you can think about is being completely debt free and you dream of the day that it actually happens. Every extra penny that you earn is set aside to pay off your debt […]

Home Mortgage Tips: Don’t Do These 6 Things

Have you just recently put an offer on a new home? Are you in the process of shopping around for a lender? Here are 6 home mortgage tips, Do Not’s, on how to make smart moves as you prepare to buy a home or even when you want to maximize your money during a refinance […]

Set a Budget: The Gap Between What You Can Afford and What You Want

Do you head into a purchase with a budget but end up spending far more than that amount? Here’s a theory… The gap between what you can afford and what you want can be measured by how well aspirational marketing works on you. If aspirational marketing works well on you, (read: Real Housewives, Dom Perignon […]

Weekly Favorites: Paid Off $90k in Debt, Tax Savings for Parents, Standard or Itemized Deductions, Changes to W-2 Form

Weekly Favorites: February 8, 2013 I Paid Off $90,000 of Debt in Just Three Years via LearnVest It’s funny how you can do all of the right things–go to college, get a job–and then one day wake up with crushing debt. It took a lot of hard work–and some serious creativity–but three years later, I’m […]

7 Steps to Creatively Pay Off Debt

Are you overwhelmed with debt? Or do you have some debt but just can’t seem to get to that last payment? In some circumstances, debt is unavoidable. However, what can be avoided is how far you allow yourself to sink into debt. Fortunately, it’s never too late to turn around your priorities and start climbing […]

Weekly Favorites: 5 Tips for First Time Filers, Steps to Become Debt Free, Organize Tax Records Now

Weekly Favorites: February 1, 2013 5 Tips for Filing Your Taxes for the First Time by TaxACT Are you feeling a bit overwhelmed about the whole process? Filing a tax return for the first time can be intimidating. Here are 5 tips to help you through the process. Continue reading… 10 Steps to Become Debt […]

A 10-Step Guide to Help You Get out of Debt

Do you have any debts? — Student loans, credit card debt, car loans, a mortgage? Every now and then, we have to face the horrors of repaying debts. The problem is that the situation frequently creates a vicious circle. One type of debt leads to another and by the time you realize it, you are […]

The Sixty-Minute Money Workout

How would you like to be financially transformed in only one hour per week? When my husband, Bob, and I were first married we didn’t like to say that we “argued” about money. Since he was a born spender and I was a born saver it was natural that learning to manage money as a […]

How to Graduate From College With No Student Loan Debt

How would you like to graduate from college with no student loan debt? As a mother of seven children, I’ve worked hard to keep our kids debt free, particularly when it comes to student loan debt, because we know that one day they will have to pay back those loans Not every student will graduate […]