money management

Why Are Teens Horrible When It Comes to Dealing with Finances

By Jessica Williams A lot of people have made bad financial decisions, but teenagers are definitely guilty of making mistakes with money as they have no real understanding of the value of money or money management. As parents, it is up to us to teach them the proper responsibilities that come with both spending and […]

Becoming Financially Fit for 2014

By April Lewis-Parks

Tips to Beat the Post-Holiday Debt Blues

By Jessica Williams

Steps to Creating a Personal Budget

By April Lewis-Parks It takes 21 days to build and keep a habit. This is a great thing to remember when starting and maintaining a good financial personal budget. How and what you choose to spend your money on will dictate the outcome of how minor or major your budgeting process will have to be. […]

5 Money Management Tips Every Woman Should Know

By Luna Jaffe While women are earning bigger paychecks and many consider themselves their family’s Chief Financial Officer, nearly half fear they’ll end up broke and homeless and 54 percent feel alienated by a financial industry they say is male oriented. The Great Recession prompted more women to get involved in financial matters, but more […]

How A Feminine Approach To Money Management Benefits Women

By Luna Jaffe Most women would rather have a root canal than talk about money with a professional. Intense and often complicated feelings surround our relationship with money; shame, guilt, anger, inadequacy, grief and confusion can cloud decision-making, threaten relationships and intensify dysfunctional business practices. But you know you need financial planning or advice when: […]

High School Students Lack Education on Financial Topics

Most personal finance experts and credit counselors agree that the earlier someone is educated on basic financial topics and money management, the more equipped they will be to make wise financial decisions in the future. Studies have demonstrated that young adults who gain a firm understanding of the importance of budgeting, building and managing their […]

5 Tips to Improve Your Finances in 2013

By Ines Mato This year was difficult for many adults of all ages and demographics. Foreclosures were elevated, the unemployment rate remained high and a large number of people reported significant student loan and credit card debt. This does not mean that people are willing to let these scenarios hold them back from improving their […]

‘Budget Fashionista’ Shares her Debt Management Success Story!

by April Lewis-Parks Kathryn Finney, founder and operator of The Budget Fashionista website, is an Ivy-League educated young woman who fell into a vicious cycle of debt. Like many Americans today who have overextended their finances or fallen on difficult economic times, Kathryn faced significant credit card debt that nearly left her broke and made […]

Blowing Up Your Budget: Three Top Reasons Your Budget Is Faltering

By April Lewis-Parks Today, I decided to write about what I have been hearing from many of our readers… they set a budget, but it just keeps getting blown… You finally decided to take control of your finances to save more money and kick your debt to the curb. You’ve done everything right. You created […]

Men vs. Women: Who’s Better at Managing Money?

 By Ines Mato When it comes to money management, men and women seem to come from two different planets. While women prefer to save and learn about finances, men are more interested in investments and entrepreneurship. The question is: who is better at managing money, men or women? There is not an absolute answer to […]

Ways to Find Financial Independence

By James Ramone, a guest blogger Now that Americas birthday has past, it is a great time to reevaluate your money situation and start back on the right path to financial independence. Luckily, there are a number of ways to achieve financial independence and tons of advice for getting out from under massive amounts of […]

The Cost of Happiness

By Samantha Savory Everyone wants to be happy; even the crankiest person in the world yearns to be happy sometime, but how happiness is attained can, in some cases, cost money. That’s because when some people get sad or depressed or have a really bad day, they go shopping. Shopping therapy produces immediate relief and […]

‘Reasons Why Debt Sucks’ Video Contest

Consolidated Credit hosts a video contest, Reasons Why Debt Sucks. Most unique debt success story will win a free iPad! Consolidated Credit is launching a national YouTube contest now through June 30, 2011 with the hope of swaying people to share how they got into debt and what creative steps they are taking to pay off their […]

5 Money Saving Habits that Could Break the Bank

By Kathryn Katz When you’re trying to save money, sometimes well-meaning practices, like clipping coupons, could result in you spending more money at the end of the month if you’re buying items that you don’t need. Rather than saving a few dollars here and there, you’re spending a lot more than you’re saving. Here are […]