Tag Archives: budgeting

Pick the Right Financial Professional

The difference between a CFP and a CPA and more

Financial advisers aren’t all created equal. They each come with their own set of credentials…

By Bridget McCrea

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Women & Money: Don’t Forget to Plan

It�s time to consider exactly where are we going and how will we know when we get there

As we travel down the road to financial independence, it’s time to consider one huge…

By Patricia Stallworth

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Build A Budget For Yourself—And Cousin ‘Pookie’

The term sounds restrictive, but budgeting is really an exercise in financial empowerment

The word itself sounds and feels restrictive. Budget. When you hear the term, you think…

By Eric D. Grant

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Cutting Edge: Resisting the Credit Temptation

What to do when you can't say no

When saying no to that impulse purchase is just too hard

By Renita Burns

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Investing Rules for Women: Educate Yourself

Learning the ins and outs of investing, saving, and budgeting

nce you start investing, it’s important not to lose sight of your financial goals. Whether…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Why Financial Planning Ain’t Just For The Rich

Think professional help is too rich for your blood? A financial adviser comes clean.

Let’s say you’re a first year school teacher, with a Masters degree, and you’re making…

By Eric D. Grant

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Food for the Journey

Budgets are necessary tools to help you reach your financial goals. Here's how to get started

According to Napoleon, an army marches on its stomach. On our journey we need something…

By Patricia Stallworth

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Cutting Edge: Check Yourself with Self-Checkout

How paying more attention can save you dollars

When it comes to budgeting your dollars, paying attention to every detail—from the coupons you…

By Renita Burns

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Cents and Sensibility

Steve and Pamela Cromity teach their children about saving, spending, and giving

Steve and Pamela Cromity possess all the trappings of upper-middle-class comfort. But the key to…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Play Games with Your Money

Having fun is a great way to get over your fear of investing

If you’ve always wanted to start investing but have always been afraid of losing money,…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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The Homebuyers Toolkit: Renting vs. Buying

The pros and cons of both options should be considered when shopping for a home

In today’s market should you rent or buy? “Your decision to buy or rent depends…

By LaToya M. Smith

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The Homebuyer’s Toolkit: Building Financial Security

Owning a home should be part of a larger commitment to gaining financial security

Over the Thanksgiving break I became addicted to a show called Till Debt Do U$…

By LaToya M. Smith

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The Homebuyers Toolkit: Money Attitudes and Budgeting

Homeownership means learning to understand and manage your finances

Last weekend I attended The Money Conference for Women in Hartford, CT. A 26-year-old woman…

By LaToya M. Smith

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Be Financially Fit!

Retirement planning is not just for the wealthy, says author Aaron W. Smith.

By LaToya M. Smith

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Offer Your Kids the Best, Yet Trim Costs

Teaching children fundamentals of budgeting can save you money

Children can be life’s greatest joy—and it’s most expensive. From the necessary expenses, such as…

By Renita Burns

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Reinforcing Principals of Personal Finance

The ripple effect of an economic bust

Purse strings are being pulled tighter than ever as consumers brace for the ripples of…

By Renita Burns

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Surviving Tight Credit

Main Street businesses feel crunch of Wall Street collapse

With a $700 billion Wall Street bailout deal rejected in the House, one of the…

By Cliff Hocker

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Cutting Edge: Utilities and Energy

Slash utility costs

Its old news that’s still putting a hurting on your wallet: soaring energy and utility…

By Renita Burns

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Risky Solutions to Debt Elimination

Taking shortcuts can lead to compounding woes

Desperate for alternative ways to pay down debt, many people rely on quick-fix solutions that…

By Zakiyyah El-Amin

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Cutting Edge: Throwing Green After Green

Are you spending too much on your lawn?

Are you finding that more and more of your money is being spent on maintaining…

By Gia Parker

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