Emergency Fund

Since the recent recession, regaining control of your finances and living frugally has almost become cool. Instead of spending more than we make, the average American is no saving nearly 5% of their income for a future unexpected event. This is one tremendous turnaround, and I am glad to see this shift in our habits. […]

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With your finances in order and your savings set up, you can get on with enjoying your life without worrying about your financial present or future. Here are a few financial rules of thumb to set you on the right track. Savings The general guide is to save 10% of your income. This means that […]

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If you think about what you love to do with your money, what comes to mind?  Perhaps a guilty pleasure in the form of a Starbucks cup, a new piece of designer clothing, or perhaps it’s a weird hobby, like old electric trains.  The one thing most people never say they love to with money […]

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This is the second article in a four part series on Resolutionizing your Finances. Visit Other Better Living Network sites focusing on other areas of your life.  Part 1 was on budgeting. Before I started putting every dollar to work my savings strategy was very short term.  I only saved money for specific purposes such […]

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I had a topic (drafted) in mind for today’s post.  But sometimes life gets in the way. I’d been ignoring some ear pain all week until I woke with a swollen face on the same side yesterday.  The symptoms were the same as the last time I had a dental abscess so I called my […]

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