Personal Finance, Budgeting, and Investing

Establishing Credit


Establishing your credit history is extremely important to your long term future.  Most major purchases, such as automobile and housing, are made at least in part with credit.  Rentals such as automobile rentals or hotels rentals, typically prefer credit over debit cards.  Therefore, being responsible with credit is essential.   How does one start a credit history.  An easy way...

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Smart Budgeting in Monroe with Paula Wethington


·  Can you talk about how you got started in the personal finance space? Two details make my involvement in the blogosphere unique. The first is: I’m a newspaper reporter who uses the blog format in her work. I work at The Monroe Evening News, a daily newspaper in Monroe, Mich. The second is: Monroe on a Budget aims for...

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Ginger is a licensed psychotherapist. As a psychotherapist she explores the issues that can cause women to unwisely spend money, and help put them back on track financially and emotionally. Her blog, Girls Just Wanna Have Funds, has been featured by Fox News, the Consumerist, MSNBC, Good Morning America, the Wall Street Journal, among other major media outlets. She’s also...

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How to Survive Financially in a Big City


A number of people think of places like Los Angeles, New York, or Chicago as impossibly expensive cities.  The idea of moving to such a place is scary.  And there are those who after moving to big cities, go broke and soon have to move back home.  But it is quite possible to survive and thrive in a big city. First of all,...

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Seven of the Best Ways to Analyze Your Expenses


Have you found yourself fighting with your finances? If so, you certainly are not alone, but there are several ways you can prevent yourself from having to deal with the same financial mistakes in the future. We have created a list of some of the best ways you can analyze your expenses.   Compare Budget to Actual Expenses One thing...

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