Monday, January 16

Budget Trouble: Broke Right after Payday?

You know that feeling you get when you get paid? You feel happy and rich and the sky is the limit! It's a great feeling, but it doesn't last long, does it?

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What's the Gimmick at "Rent-to-Own" Stores?

Have you ever seen a Rent-to-Own ad or commercial? If you haven't, here's an example: "No Credit Check! Rent-to-Own a 50-inch TV for $10 a Week!"

How can you go wrong with that? Just make low monthly rental payments and you can end up owning that mega screen TV, right? Most of these stores even let you bring the item back at any time if you decide you don't want it.

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Really Useful Websites: from Guacamole to Gas

I often browse financial and consumer-related websites and have found that by clicking through these websites (and the additional info links that they offer), one comes across a lot of useful and/or fun websites. (A lot of silly/useless/ridiculous ones, too, but let's not waste time on those!)

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The "Feel Good" Factor of Saving Money!

You've heard all the doom and gloom reasons for saving money, such as:

  • You should save for rainy days.
  • You should save for emergencies.
  • If you don't save, you're going to be in bigger trouble than I can cover in this article.

But, what about the fun part of saving?

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Stashing Money Away for Good Times Down the Road

Who wants to be worrying about money all the time?

Nobody does.

That's why right now you need to start building a lifetime habit of saving money. But for that habit to pay off, you need a plan.

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Heat Wave! Time to Lower Your Temperature & Your Utility Bills!

I've spent the summer in Holland visiting with friends and family; it's been a rainy and dreary season. Due to the weather I'm experiencing, the articles I've read in my Dutch newspaper concerning the American weather seem kind of distant and unreal...

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Oddball Tips For Saving Money

Being smart about money is more important now—when you're young—than when you're older. Why? Smart habits learned now will stay with you, but more important, any money you stick in a savings plan at 20 has a lot more years to earn interest than money you stick in a savings plan at 40.

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FoolProof Education

FoolProof Education is a highly interactive, self-grading group of online lessons called "Modules." The Modules teach consumers of all ages about money, financial responsibility and the realities of the free enterprise system.

High School, College & Homeschool Curriculum

Closely alligned to the Common Core standards and state personal financy literacy recuirements.

Educate Yourself, a Friend or Family Member

Choose from a wide variety of topics. Start and stop and continue at anytime.