Submitted by Joseph A. Clark on Fri, 01/31/2014 - 3:00pm
If you follow financial news, you hear a lot of ideas about strategies to strike it rich. Some advice: Don’t listen. Every once in a while it’s important to go back to basics when evaluating how you manage your money.
There is an investment strategy out there for just about everyone, whether you want to be aggressive or preserve your capital long-term. What is often too easy is getting bogged down in the Investing section of a Barnes & Noble bookstore, looking at all the books promising to make you rich in five easy steps.
Submitted by Mary Beth Storjohann on Fri, 01/31/2014 - 12:00pm
You need to get financially organized for 2014. Here’s how.
Many people remain unsure where to start with their finances. Kick off with this printable financial checklist with actionable strategies, boxes to check off and spaces to fill in on your own. Stop stressing about your money and start writing down goals and checking your financial status.
Submitted by Joseph A. Clark on Wed, 01/29/2014 - 3:00pm
Thinking – and acting – long-term is not easy. It requires the resolve to be consistent and persistent into the future. More than that, though, it requires that you set the right objectives. What’s the point of expending cost and effort if the objective is ill-defined or unwise?
Submitted by Mary Beth Storjohann on Fri, 01/17/2014 - 3:00pm
Your net worth, representing your assets minus any liabilities or debt, measures your financial health. One of the first steps on your path to workable wealth: Calculate your net worth to give you a starting point to look back on in the future.
Maintaining a positive net worth not only keeps you on a positive financial course; it helps you qualify for loans and more attractive credit terms – saving you a lot of money over the long run.
Submitted by Ken Weingarten on Fri, 01/03/2014 - 3:00pm
Your salary grows every year – presumably – and so should your savings, if even in tiny amounts. Here’s how it all adds up.
Personal finance writing uses 1% a lot lately – either as the figure to annually increase your savings or as the select slice of the population the financially aspiring want to join. Can consistently saving 1% more each year help you gain entry into the top 1% we heard much about over the past few years?