Kate Luther's blog

Make Friends and Be Happy: Why Cultivating Relationships Is Good for You

We all know that friends are wonderful — but for reasons ranging from good health to accountability, they might be more important than you realize.

Surprising Things That Can Kill Your Credit

We're all familiar with the damage a late payment can do to a credit score. But there are plenty of other credit-sinkers you might not know about.

How to Improve Your Memory (and Even Get a Little Smarter)

Whether you want to guard against dementia or just get better at remembering your grocery list, these suggestions will help you boost your brain power.

6 Easy Ways to Get Back on Track

When you just can't seem to get anything going, these simple-but-effective techniques will help you get motivated.

4 Ways to Have a Better Day

Whether your day is annoying, infuriating, sad, frustrating, or just plain dumb, learn how you can turn it around.

Lessons We Can Learn From Blockbuster's Demise

As the video giant Blockbuster files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy, marketing experts everywhere are asking the same question: what went wrong?

Do You Need an Estate Plan?

Estate planning is much more than just divvying up your coin collection and jewelry. Quite the contrary, there are a number of issues that a good estate plan can address.

5 Tips to Acing An Interview

If you're contemplating a new job search, you may be dreading the many interviews that lie ahead...And why wouldn't you? They're grueling. But before you work yourself into a panic

5 Easy Ways to Save in 2010

With the New Year coming up fast, we're all busy making resolutions...one of which, is undoubtedly to find ways to save more. But saving isn't always easy, especially when you're a

Forgiven Debt Isn't Really Forgiven At All

Thinking of settling that debt with your credit card companies? You might want to think again. While debt settlement offers can be very attractive, there's often a nasty little sur

The Secret Really Does Have A Secret (or Ten Tenets for Arranging Your Rich - Part 3)

The third installment in my ten-part series (which has taken me much longer to write than planned), I decided to take a look at the Law of Attraction since the concept has hung aro

Diva On A Budget - Living The Good Life When Your Fortune Isn't So Great

Diamonds may be a girl's best friend but in this economy, most of us are foregoing that friendship in order to make ends meet. But just because we're not rolling in the dough doesn

Bouncing Back When There's No "Bounce" Left

We all have our ups and downs. We've all faced some pretty depressing odds and come out on top. But sometimes, it feels like you just can't get ahead, no matter how hard you try

Looking On The Bright Side: How to Find A Silver Lining In The Current Financial Crisis

While this might be the biggest economic disaster of our generation, it might not be the big bad wolf that we all think it is. Quite the contrary, this little financial lesson migh

Book Review: Personal Development for Smart People: The Conscious Pursuit of Personal Growth

Some books draw you in with mystery and suspense. Others keep you hooked with drama or intrigue. And then there are some that just manage to really hit home and make you say "Ah-ha

Too many online accounts? You need an aggregator.

From Twitter to Digg, emails to IM and let's not forget all those social networking sites, its easy to get bogged down just by logging on. Fortunately, you can keep your online

5 Ways to Cut Your Grocery Bill

If you're like me, a trip to the store for a loaf of bread or a gallon of milk can easily run $30 to $40 bucks. Has inflation just really gone up in my neck of the woods? No... I j

3 Ways to Travel Free (Or At Least Really Darned Cheap!)

How would you like to get out and "see the world"? Visit the Carthage Ruins or spend a week just hiking across Europe. Paris, Italy or maybe the Bahamas... there's really just no e

To Tax or Not To Tax: That Is The Money Market Question

As America’s love affair with self-investing continues to grow, so does our fascination with tax-free accounts. Don’t believe me? See for yourself.

The Same Actions Will Produce The Same Results (Ten Tenets for Arranging Your Rich: Part 2)

A while back I posted the first of what I promised would be "Ten Tenets to Arranging Your Rich". And wouldn't you know it, right after posting Tenet #1, things got