General Money Tips

How to Beat a Traffic Ticket – 7 Tips for Fighting Fines

How to Beat a Traffic Ticket – 7 Tips for Fighting Fines

Written by on February 8, 2011 in Finances, General Money Tips, Law & Legal Tips with 2 Comments

Knowing how to beat a traffic ticket doesn’t just save money on the fine, it keeps insurance costs low. These tips for fighting fines aren’t just about hiring traffic ticket specialists or paralegals; they include what you can do to beat your speeding ticket in traffic court. “While many people instinctively want to ‘beat the […]

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Giving Teens an Allowance – Money Management Tips for Parents

Giving Teens an Allowance – Money Management Tips for Parents

These tips for giving teens an allowance are from a money expert whose job revolves around giving money management tips to parents and kids! A parent asked me about giving her 13 year old teenager $50 a week for an allowance. Since I’m no expert on teens and money management, I asked the creator of KidsSave for […]

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Getting a Payday Loan? How to Avoid Borrowing a Paycheck Advance

Getting a Payday Loan? How to Avoid Borrowing a Paycheck Advance

Money problems can make people consider getting payday loans, or borrowing a paycheck advance. Payday loans are small, short-term loans with high interest rates, which makes them a bad idea; here are eight ways to avoid borrowing a paycheck advance. “When many people get into a financial bind, they go to a payday lending store […]

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Manage Medical Debt – 5 Ways to Pay Health Care Costs

Manage Medical Debt – 5 Ways to Pay Health Care Costs

Are you drowning in debt because of medical bills? Here are five ways to manage medical debt and pay your health care costs, from financial planning enthusiast and writer Clark Chambers. “In the ongoing recession, many Americans are struggling to pay their bills and mortgage,” says Chambers. “Expensive medical bills go unpaid because they take a backseat […]

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Help Figuring Out Your Finances for Widows

Help Figuring Out Your Finances for Widows

If you need help figuring out your finances because you’re a widow, these three tips and five common money personalities will help.  Figuring out your financial situation after a spouse dies is difficult — and may be the last thing you want to deal with! But, it has to be done. Here’s what money expert Pam Stearns says about […]

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How Good Debt Helps You Achieve Your Financial Goals

How Good Debt Helps You Achieve Your Financial Goals

Written by on June 28, 2009 in Debt & Debt Payment Tips, Finances, General Money Tips with 8 Comments

Knowing what good debt is, how to get into good debt, and how to manage various aspects of good debt will help you invest wisely, save money, and pay off your bad debt. To achieve your financial goals, you need to get into good debt and avoid bad debt – which is what financial expert Charles Sizemore explains here. “Debt is not […]

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How Compound Interest and Simple Interest Rates Work

This simple, easy comparison of compound versus simple interest rates includes two tips for maximizing the benefits of compound interest. Financial expert and author Adam Goodman also describes two surprising facts about compound interest… Before the tips, a quip: “Many of the biggest and most far-reaching investments we make in our lives are investments that […]

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5 Types of Divorce – How to Get Divorced Without Money Problems

5 Types of Divorce – How to Get Divorced Without Money Problems

Choosing the right type of divorce can help divorcing couples avoid money problems. These five divorce options will help separated or divorcing couples prepare financially and emotionally to end their marriage. “Divorce can be very costly, depending on the method it’s done,” says certified divorce financial analyst Lisa Decker. “There are several options for divorce settlement available, some of which […]

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Keep Your Credit Rating Good – Avoid These Common Credit Card Mistakes

Keep Your Credit Rating Good – Avoid These Common Credit Card Mistakes

You want to keep your credit rating good so you can get home mortgage loans and better interest rates! Here’s how to avoid two common mistakes that destroy your credit rating, from Chris Scully, financial expert and president of CarePlus Financial. Before the tips, Scully describes how long it takes to rebuild your credit: “According to the Fair […]

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3 Ways to Use Credit Cards and Get Rid Of Debt

3 Ways to Use Credit Cards and Get Rid Of Debt

Using credit cards doesn’t have to mean going into debt; in fact, you can use credit to get rid of debt! These tips for managing credit card accounts – including how to improve your credit score – are from Ken Lin, CEO and Founder of Credit Karma. He also shares two things you might not […]

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