Six time Grammy award winner Toni Braxton filed for bankruptcy last year, for the second time. Here’s a look at how she dug herself a 50 million dollar hole.
Archives for May 2011
The Top 3 Reasons I Like To Own A Little Gold
Gold is probably one of the most misunderstood areas of investing and economics. Investors typically are split down into one of two irrational groups — those who always think gold is worthless and in a bubble, and those who always think gold is on a permanent one-way trip to the moon. The truth lies somewhere […]
Having A Budget Meeting Is Like Having A Financial Reset Button
Life has a way of becoming hectic, and your finances can quickly get out of whack. When that happens, sometimes you need to hit the financial reset button.
How Does The Leader Of The Free World Invest? President Obama’s Investing Strategy
This past week the President and Vice-President released their financial disclosure forms and revealed how they invest and save. Are there things we can learn from them?
Make A Total Financial Picture Spreadsheet With Account Logins, Assets, Liabilities And Insurance.. Just In Case
I put together a “Total Financial Picture Spreadsheet” that gives a snapshot of your finances to your loved ones in case you were to die or become disabled.
How To Get Your Spouse Involved In The Family Finances
For some reason, most people in this culture find it extremely difficult to talk about their finances, even with a spouse. Here are some ways to make it easier.
Opening A Roth IRA With Vanguard Just Got Easier As More Funds Now Have A $1000 Minimum
This past week Vanguard announced that they were lowering the initial investments for a wider range of funds to $1000. Investing just got more affordable.
How To Find Free E-Books And Reading Material For Your Amazon Kindle Or Other E-Reader
Finding good books to read on your Kindle, Nook or other e-reader device doesn’t have to be expensive. In fact, in many cases it can be free! Here’s how.
The Psychology Of Saving
“The cost of saving too little is less than the cost of saving too much.” Have you ever really thought about the cost of NOT saving? It can be pretty high. Just fill in the blank: If I fail to save for retirement I might ______________. Have to work longer than I want to Be […]
The Importance Of Setting Financial Goals
Setting financial goals for your future are an important component in getting your financial life in order. Here are the steps to take.
Credit Sesame Review: A Good Way To Get Your Credit Score Free
Credit Sesame is a debt and credit monitoring site that will allow you to check your credit score for free, with no obligation. Here’s my review.
The Blogging Your Passion Webinar Series: E-Course On Everything Blog Related
With his new webinar series launching next week, Bob Lotich of ChristiaPF.com will give a comprehensive look at how you can create your own money making blog.
Should You Lend To Family Members?
Three words come to mind to answer this dreaded question: Don’t Do It. Most financial experts would tell you to avoid lending to family altogether, and I would agree for the most part. However, before you simply write off that next relative who asks for cash, you might help them by having a few of […]
One Million Dollars: How Much Will It Buy In Thirty Years?
I don’t have a million dollars just yet; in fact, I’m far from it! If I’m diligent with my savings, my retirement account will reach the big M, but what does that really mean in 30 years? The number itself doesn’t mean anything – the purchasing power of those dollars is what counts. I know […]