Saving for retirement does not have to be scary thing. As with anything else, the more familiar you get with something, the less intimidated you will be by it. Investing for your future is actually not as complicated as you might think. One of the easiest ways to start saving for retirement is by contributing to your company’s 401k. This… Read More
When I was working in the corporate world, I had my retirement contributions automatically withdrawn from my paycheck and deposited into a 401k. After a few years of working and contributing, I quit my job and rolled my 401k into a Roth IRA. I didn’t want to stop planning for retirement just because I no longer held a traditional job…. Read More
I came across this question a few weeks ago on one of the many discussion boards I frequent on the web. “How many times do you pay your credit card each month?” My first thought was: “Once. Why would anyone give themselves more bills to pay in the same month?” I pay my balances in full on their due date… Read More
You’ve been busting your butt for months and now you’re finally ready to ask for that much-deserved raise. But… how? I get it. Asking your boss for more money is nerve-wracking. I’ve been there. And now I’m here to share the five exact steps I took to get my last raise!
I’m sure we all feel the same way about fees, but we understand that they are a necessary evil. I consider myself a good consumer (I pay my bills on time), but we all slip now and then. When I get hit with a fee, I always try to get it waived. Otherwise, I feel as though the fee is… Read More
Are you familiar with the book The Five Love Languages? The author, Gary Chapman, suggests that we each speak our own love language. When we learn what our language is and understand our partner’s (or children, parents, friends) language, we are able to build healthier and stronger relationships. My husband P and I were discussing our finances recently and it hit… Read More