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Getting a Foot in the Door Might Require Lots of Baby Steps

March 29, 2012 - Kristin - 0 comments

A tough economy affects everyone, and high unemployment increases the competition for workers at all levels looking to land a job. But what about those of us at the earlier end of our careers, who may not have many years of experience or well-connected past or present... Continue reading »

What You Own and Why You Own It

March 22, 2012 - Al - 0 comments

Decluttering your investments isn’t just about owning too many mutual funds and the need to reduce the number of them.   It also can be about consolidating different accounts that may be scattered around, for example, accounts with a former employer’s retirement plan that... Continue reading »

7-Day Limit

March 15, 2012 - Brandon - 0 comments

Do you know how much you spend on food and/or entertainment in one week? Many people cannot answer that question right away. I’ve made it easier to figure it out by setting a 7-day limit for myself.   Breaking down my expenses by week, is an idea I had been considering for... Continue reading »

Do it Yourself and Save

March 9, 2012 - Kristin - 0 comments

How much of your spending goes to tasks that aren’t necessarily too difficult or time consuming for you to do, but that you just habitually pay someone else to do? Doing some basic projects yourself can save you some money and leave you with new skills and accomplishments to... Continue reading »

The Rewards of Credit

March 6, 2012 - Tom - 0 comments

My life is consistently 1 to 5 percent cheaper because I use credit cards. For many, credit cards evoke negative emotions. We all have heard it, “Credit cards are evil.” And we’ve seen the torrent of people abandoning credit cards in fear of debt. Their fear is not baseless;... Continue reading »

Can Shedding the Pounds Really Save You Money This Year?

February 17, 2012 - Anna O - 0 comments

Two of the most popular resolutions for 2012 may center on losing weight and saving money. But, is it possible to save money while losing weight? According to this Yahoo! Finance article, which quotes co-author of "Small Steps to Health and Wealth" Barbara O'Neill, shedding... Continue reading »

The Skeptical Saver’s Simple Steps to Financial Independence

February 3, 2012 - Anna O - 0 comments

Let me introduce myself: I’m a young professional who recently relocated to the Washington, DC area from Nashville, Tenn. My income increased as a result of the move — but so did my cost of living. The city is full of opportunities and I want to experience them all, while also... Continue reading »

Decluttered Investing

January 26, 2012 - Al - 0 comments

The beginning of a new year is as good a time as any to untangle your investments.   If you’re like most people, it’s easy to get overwhelmed.   It’s not too different from the challenges in organizing your time, your email, your closets, your garage. Too much... Continue reading »