If your emergency savings fund is looking a little sad these days – or worse, is non-existent – it’s time to get creative. After you’ve made as many cuts to regular bills and expenses as you can to free up cash for your savings, the next step is to increase the income side of the equation? Don’t have time for a second job? Don’t worry – there are plenty of unusual ways to earn cash without taking on another job.
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When you take that first leap toward financial independence, it can be rather overwhelming. People start throwing abbreviations at you like FICO and IRA, and you may often be left scratching your head. Don’t worry! With these five easy steps, you’ll be well on your way to financial success.
You’ve probably seen recent headlines like, “More Snow Storms Expected to Hit Parts of the U.S.” Life can be unusual and unpredictable, just like our weather! An emergency fund, such as a savings account, can be a financial foundation that may help to “support” you during the “storms” of life. These may include unexpected job layoffs or medical costs. Certified Financial Planner, Heidi Davis, explains the importance of an emergency fund and how it may save you one day.
The end of each year brings a time for reflection and renewal, and this is especially valuable when it comes to personal finance. As the year 2010 comes to a close, are you better off financially than you were on January 1 of this year? What would you like to do differently so that your finances are in better shape at the end of 2011? Here are a few things you can do by the end of the year to improve your financial position for 2011.
In more than a decade of financial planning for families, Certified Financial Planner, Kevin Worthley, has found a startling trend – most families do not have an adequate emergency fund. Yet, the consequences of not having such a safeguard can be disastrous. Kevin covers why it’s so important to have a rainy day fund and how to get started.
Whether you’re ignoring major savings on your largest bill or you’re neglecting to sock money away for a rainy day, you’re putting yourself and your finances at risk. Keep your costs manageable – now and in the future – by avoiding these five common money mistakes.
Everyone makes mistakes, or so my mother tells me. But when it comes to making mistakes with your money, it…
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