Covering the Now: Do You Have an Emergency Plan?
No one wants to imagine worst-case scenarios. Unfortunately, emergencies are inevitable, and when they do occur, it’s imperative to be prepared. Preparation means having a financial plan that will cater to your unforeseeable future, especially emergencies that have to do with injury, illnesses, or job loss. For these kinds of events, your best line of…

Goals for a 40 year old woman
I’m a 40 year old woman who has battled feelings of a midlife crisis periodically over the last few years. In the last article, I shared how I overcame being depressed about turning 40. Today, I’ll share some goals you can have as a 40 year old to positively change your life.  In the last… (17 comments)

Handy Financial Tips For Life’s Nasty Surprises
When you hear the term “surprise expenses”, you might think of things like medical bills from injuries, repairs after a car breakdown, or home maintenance that you didn’t see coming. A lot of people who have never experienced these things don’t really worry about them. You’re a careful person, right? Even if you haven’t run…

During the severe and ongoing housing market crisis millions of homeowners found themselves “underwater” on their mortgages, owing more than the market value of their homes. That made it virtually impossible to qualify for refinancing or to sell the home and generate enough money to pay off a burdensome loan. The inevitable result was the…

Everyone loves to discover a valuable and legal tax benefit that makes them eligible for deductions. There are all sorts of categories of business expenses, for instance, that a small business owner or sole proprietor such as a freelancer can list as legitimate deductions. Let’s say, for instance, that you run a day care center…