A good financial plan includes planning and budgeting for both needs and wants. Don't let short term wants steal from those wants you really desire.
You can't cheat time; and hair pulling, sweating, and crying won't get it done, either. But you can meet a tight deadline with one or more of these tips.
What's the secret to achieving any goal you set? Breaking it down into many smaller sequential goals and tackling each one at a time. Here's how to do it.
Organizing people ought to be easy, but there's good reason why the phrase "like herding cats" is so popular. Make things run smoothly with these tools.
What do you get when you tuck small plans inside of big plans? Financial success. Learn why.
One writer has found that keeping her emails has saved her time, frustration, and recently, over $300. Discover why a full inbox can be a good thing.
What's the best way to get more productive? Your way. Here's my list of personal productivity rules, a starting point for you to figure out your own.
If you've set a goal to lose weight or get healthy through exercise, great! Make sure you achieve your goal by following these suggestions.
It might seem like spontaneity is the enemy of frugality, but there are some simple ways to fit the fun of spontaneity into your frugal life.
Stop talking about it, planning for it, dreaming of it and start getting it done.
Meetings, especially informational or status update meetings, can be a real drag on productivity. Learn how to make them action-oriented, instead.
Today we found some great articles on late retirement planning tips, how to hedge against gas price increases, and clever ways to pay for your kids' college.
Five questions you should be asking before the double dip arrives.
If you don't like project plans and planning, recall the 7 Ps: Proper Prior Planning Prevents Pitifully Poor Performance.
Are you as tired as I am of personal finance sites saying that you've got to have a plan? If you're a planner, it's unnecessary advice, because you've got a plan. If you're not a
Budgets tend to focus on needs--food, shelter, heat, light, transportation, and (of course) taxes. They also provide for wants, but generally the smaller, shorter-term wants--cabl
Recession or not, I think the medium-term trend in energy costs is up. Just in case I'm right, you ought to have plan for that.
My very first experience running a household was in 1980, just as the last big inflation was spiking up over 10%. My carefully constructed budget was completely destroyed by price
Since posting the first part of my list of 25 ideas and goals that I want to live by and be able to look back on with pride when it comes
When I was first introduced to budgeting, the model used was the envelope method. Every payday you'd take your cash and divide it up among envelopes labeled "Rent," "Groceries," "Electric Bill," etc. [more]
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