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Star Money Articles for Week of September 5

Welcome to this week's edition of Star Money Articles. Here's a great piece for those of you who want to sell your house and save yourself the cost of realtor's fees. This post details how one man saved over $14k by selling his home himself. Want to make your financial life easier? […]

Things to Never Keep in Your Wallet

Here's a post from Bankrate that lists things you should never keep in your wallet.  They include: 1. Social Security Card2. Birth Certificate or passport3. Extra credit cards4. PINs and passwords5. […]

How Much Notice Should You Give Your Employer?

Here's a piece from Kiplinger where a reader shares the story of a co-worker who left without much notice. The piece then gets to the heart of the issue: how much notice should be given to an employer when an employee resigns? A summary of their answer: [The worker who left] owed all of you (probably not legally, but ethically) at least two weeks’ notice, and ideally more. […]

Star Money Articles for Week of August 29

Welcome to this week's edition of Star Money Articles. We'll begin with the never-ending debate: which is better, earning more or spending less? I'll let you decide. Here's a debt-killing story I love on how a couple paid off their $320k mortgage in six years! Pretty awesome, right???!!! Next is a GREAT guide on how to set financial goals. […]

How the Wealthy Got Rich

Here's a post listing the five habits of the wealthy that helped them get rich. Their list includes: 1. They take risks.2. They invest in themselves.3. They associate with those they want to emulate.4. They have a dedicated morning ritual.5. They review their goals consistently. My thoughts on each of these: 1. I'm not a big risk taker. In fact, I'd say I'm risk adverse/very conservative. […]

Living Expenses Drop Dramatically During Retirement

I think we all know that costs generally go down during retirement, but a couple sources recently challenged me that they go down a lot more than expected. The first was Your Money or Your Life: 9 Steps to Transforming Your Relationship with Money and Achieving Financial Independence: Revised and Updated for the 21st Century where it mentions several costs that should drop dramatically once you s […]

Star Money Articles for Week of August 22

Welcome to this week's edition of Star Money Articles. Let's begin with a list of the six best portfolio management software tools for investors. My favorite is #4 -- Quicken. I've been using it for 20 years now and have TONS of data I can slice and dice concerning our finances. Would you like to earn some extra money? If so 137 Ways to Earn Your First Side Hustle Dollar is for you! […]

How Much Time Do You Spend Managing Your Finances?

Mixed Up Money spends one day a month managing her finances where she batches all of her financials tasks into a day at either the first or the end of the month. I don't do the one day thing, but I can see the benefit of batching all the tasks at once. […]

New Site Rocking

Hey, all. I hope this message finds you all doing well! Just wanted to post again that my new site is up and running. If you want an email sent to you with my new site listed, you have two options: You can send me an email asking for the details You can leave a comment below like "please send me the URL to your new site". […]

The Vast Majority of Americans Will Struggle Financially All Their Lives

The book The Miracle Morning: The Not-So-Obvious Secret Guaranteed to Transform Your Life (Before 8AM) features an interesting money-related comment. Here's what it said: According to the Social Security Administration, if you take any 100 people at the start of their working careers and follow them for the next 40 years until they reach retirement age, here's what you'll find: Only one will […]