Category Archives: Personal Finance

How To Keep those Unexpected Monthly Charges in Check

We all do it: we’re hit by some miniscule monthly recurring fee and then, BAM, we messed up our budget and sometimes even get smacked with an overdraft fee (if you let your account slip up a little too much). Recurring fees, whether it’s that subscription to Netflix or your favorite print magazine, can becomeContinue Reading

Do You Consider Little Increases When Making Monthly Subscription Decisions?

I am in a constant fight with cable companies, cell phone companies, and most other monthly fees I am forced to pay.  Granted they may not know we are fighting, but trust me, we are.  Other than the internet I don’t feel like I ever get enough utility or satisfaction from most monthly services soContinue Reading

Selling Your House At Auction

Auctions have become popular in the recent past as the fastest and easiest alternative of selling a house. However, it is always advisable to increase the speed at which your house is sold at an auction due to the presence of numerous competitors. If you do not wish to watch your house spend months atContinue Reading

Stop Lying to Yourself About What You Spend

I don’t care if you decide to lie to me about your personal finances but I am shocked how many people lie to themselves about the very basics that make up their personal finance world.  I understand that not everyone knows their monthly nut, but I was floored the other day by someone so cluelessContinue Reading

It’s A New Year For Your Wallet, Too

If you’re tired of living paycheck-to-paycheck and need a financial makeover, the New Year is the best time to start anew. Bad financial habits can carry from year-to-year. And unless you resolve to buckle down and make the needed improvements, you’ll never get your finances in check. Whether your problem is poor budgeting or overspending,Continue Reading

Why Exactly are Gas Prices Rising?

The price of gas is continuing to pose a problem for businesses and individuals in 2012 and doesn’t look set to ease in the short term. What are the drivers behind this? Back in 2008, gas prices were already rising, but the drivers were primarily down to surging demand in emerging markets, a belief thatContinue Reading