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Topics We’re Talking About: Shaking Up Your Money Motivators

Hello readers and welcome to Friday! Today I’ll be talking about the financial wisdom a squash can impart – for the third consecutive week! Just kidding. I cut myself off from squash related anecdotes. I think two a pretty appropriate limit to set. So what’s up on deck today? Why’s there a photo of a dreamy beach? How can I…

5 Strategies To Help You Get Back Up When Life Knocks You Down

Setbacks, financial or otherwise, can feel like a giant punch in the gut when you’re clocking the 25th mile of a marathon. Once the momentum is disturbed so jarringly, it can be a huge challenge to correct course and keep moving forward. However, it’s not impossible — and you’re still in a better place than when you started at mile…

Topics We’re Talking About: Choosing Quality

Prepare yourself. I’m about to talk about squash. Again. Just last week, I went on a semi-controlled rant about the prevalence of pumpkin product marketing and what that might mean for your budget. The conclusion: it’s not great. This week, I’m using squash to make another point. Overkill? Perhaps. But tis’ in season. Up next: acorn squash. Why? Because I’m…

Non-Profit Debt Consolidation Reviews

When it comes to debt relief services, there are unfortunately very many predatory companies and organizations out there who don’t hesitate to take advantage of innocent customers. It’s deeply troubling that someone would conspire to purposefully take advantage of individuals who are in debt, yet it’s all too common. That’s why a lot of people take great pains to seek…

Does Your Net Worth Matter?

Had you asked me what my net worth was a few years ago I’d have answered with my checking account balance. I had no clue anything other than the number on my paycheck should be factored into my financial worth. Once I obtained student loans and my first credit card, well… more numbers came into play and I soon realized…

What to Do If You’re the Financial Black Sheep of the Family

How often have you heard a line about the importance of being true to yourself? Of discovering “the real you,” and respecting who that person is? Yes, it’s important that we all learn to celebrate ourselves as individuals. We should embrace those things about ourselves that make us… well, us! But sometimes that’s easier said than done. Let’s face it:…