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The Best Debt Repayment Tools and Apps

The first major step toward reaching financial freedom is to regain control of your spending and pay off debt. […]

How to Prevent Financial Relapse

It’s a pretty common story. You have some debt. Maybe some student loans or a big home mortgage. You have a good job, but you want more. So you put some stuff on a credit card. Then some more stuff. Then you get another credit card. […]

How to Prevent Financial Relapse

It’s a pretty common story. You have some debt. Maybe some student loans or a big home mortgage. You have a good job, but you want more. So you put some stuff on a credit card. Then some more stuff. Then you get another credit card. […]

Guide to Holiday Tipping and Budgeting

Around the holidays, it’s customary to tip those who make your life easier the rest of the year, from babysitters to hairdressers. Photo: eFile989 The holiday season is almost upon us, and you know what that means – it’s time to start planning parties and buying gifts for all the people you love. […]

Saving Money While You Travel, Part 3

Don’t leave home without these apps loaded on your phone. Photo: Carolyn Coles In our past two posts, we’ve looked at ways to save money on flights and lodging. […]

Saving Money While You Travel, Part 3

Don’t leave home without these apps loaded on your phone. Photo: Carolyn Coles In our past two posts, we’ve looked at ways to save money on flights and lodging. […]

Wants Don’t Last

In 2011, I sat down with my two oldest children and the three of us each made a list of things that we wanted for Christmas. I used it as a way to get some ideas to share with grandparents and aunts and uncles, but more than that, it was a way to get them to each practice using a pencil and to do something together with them. A few weeks ago, I found those lists that we had each made. […]

Eight Ways to Prevent Entrepreneurial Exhaustion

You won’t help your business by burning out. Photo: Andrés Nieto Porras All work, no play — at least until you meet your income goals. I used to think this was the surefire way to attain success as an entrepreneur. Little did I realize, each time I surpassed a milestone, I would push myself even harder until I reached the next level. […]

Eight Ways to Prevent Entrepreneurial Exhaustion

You won’t help your business by burning out. Photo: Andrés Nieto Porras All work, no play — at least until you meet your income goals. I used to think this was the surefire way to attain success as an entrepreneur. Little did I realize, each time I surpassed a milestone, I would push myself even harder until I reached the next level. […]

10 Holiday Gifts to Combat Consumerism Fatigue

Don’t give someone more junk. Try these thoughtful alternatives, like pulling an idle instrument out of the attic and getting it professionally restored. […]