B5 Media: Crisis Management

B5 Media: Crisis Management

Last week we had “issues” here at the B5 Media Channel. So we decided to do a collective theme of crisis management. Quite a few of us participated to offer some insight in what you can do when a crisis … More »

Guest Post: Other Factors of Retirement Planning

Guest Post: Other Factors of Retirement Planning

There is more to retirement planning than just the part where you save money for retirement. Indeed, there are other factors that will affect how your money will be spent — and how long it will have to last. This … More »

Personal Finance Traditions: Charitable Giving

Personal Finance Traditions: Charitable Giving

This time of year, traditions become important. And one of the biggest personal finance traditions is charitable giving. As you probably know, if you do it right, charitable giving can offer you tax advantages. (Don’t forget that this is the … More »

Equity = Ownership

Equity = Ownership

One of the more confusing financial terms that many people run into is equity. This is true whether you are talking about your home or your business. The Accounting Solver offers a rather enlightening graphic, and points this out about … More »

Factoring Inflation Into Your Financial Plans

Factoring Inflation Into Your Financial Plans

One of the reasons that investing is such an important part of your financial plans, including retirement planning, is inflation. Inflation is basically (in very simplistic terms) how fast prices rise. It’s how fast things increase in cost. And one … More »

Personal Finance Basics: Needs v. Wants

Personal Finance Basics: Needs v. Wants

Every now and again, it helps to get back to the personal finance basics. Yesterday we took a look at living within your means. In order to do this, another basic personal finance lesson is necessary: understanding the differences between … More »

Can You Get a Lower Credit Card Interest Rate?

Can You Get a Lower Credit Card Interest Rate?

For October, as Get Rich Slowly points out, Consumer Reports did an issue on credit cards. My husband, always helpful, pointed this out to me when his CR arrived. “Look!” he said, “Can you use this at all?” I became … More »