App of the Week: Simple

App of the Week: Simple

A man that knows how to budget wisely is a man that is always prepared for anything. Simple is a budgeting app that makes it, well, simple to be cautious with your money. Link up your debit card to the … More »

David Bach's 10 Steps to Starting Over

David Bach’s 10 Steps to Starting Over

In these economic times, many people are looking at their finances and wondering where they went wrong — and how they can fix it. Some despair of ever truly managing to start over financially. The good news is that it … More »

Book Review: Mind Over Money

Book Review: Mind Over Money

Do you have a financial disorder? What can you do to fix it? If you are concerned about your relationship with money, you can get a little help from Mind over Money: Overcoming the Money Disorders that Threaten Our Financial … More »

Financial New Year's Resolutions

Financial New Year’s Resolutions

Forget the cynicism of New Year’s resolutions for a minute. Even if you don’t keep all of them, you are still more likely to accomplish more of what you want than those who don’t bother to make any resolutions at … More »

5 Helpful Hints for Paying Down Debt

5 Helpful Hints for Paying Down Debt

As the year draws to a close, many begin to look at the financial situation and make resolutions to improve it. This is especially true when one focuses on the build up of debt related to holiday spending. So, what … More »

Reader Question: What is a Charge Card?

Reader Question: What is a Charge Card?

I recently received this question from a reader: I have been hearing a lot about the comeback of the charge card. What is a charge card? Is it difference from a credit card? There is no denying the convenience of … More »

Credit Card Issuers are Watching You

Credit Card Issuers are Watching You

Whenever you use plastic, you are creating a data trail for others to follow. (This can also include debit cards, but for the purpose of this post, we’ll mainly address credit cards.) Whenever you use your credit card, what you … More »

Do You Plan to Change Financial Habits?

Do You Plan to Change Financial Habits?

Every month, the COUNTRY Financial Security Index is released. This measure looks at the state of financial security in this country, and how people feel about their finances. The most recent survey results, from October, show that many people are … More »

Book Review: The New Savage Number

Book Review: The New Savage Number

Right now, it is no surprise that many people are worried about retirement. The good news is that Terry Savage offers some practical advice when it comes to figuring how much you really need to retire. She calls this the … More »

Credit Card Issuers Offer Hardship Programs

Credit Card Issuers Offer Hardship Programs

Many people are finding that they are having difficulty right now making payments. Credit card debt has gotten a bit out of control, and people are waking up to the realities of their financial situations, so it is little surprise … More »