In life, things come up. Your car breaks down. You need a new furnace. Things happen. Are you prepared to deal with those issues if they come up today? Many people do not have cash put aside to deal with emergency situations. It is time you do.
Fall is here in Oregon. The clouds have returned, the drizzles have begun, and winter is not far off. That means a lot is happening in my life in the coming months.
Are you looking to find a cheap house for sale? Well let me tell you, it’s getting more and more difficult as the economy continues on this road to recovery. When I was looking to buy my first home in 2011, finding a cheap house was incredibly easy. Foreclosures were going up left and right and […]
I was recently talking to a friend about her finances, and she told me her biggest worry is trying to get ahead. With bills, rising rent, and increasing costs at the grocery store, it can seem like a big challenge to build yourself a solid financial future.
This week I am thrilled to bring on guest Kathleen Celmins, owner of Frugal Portland, For Profit Blogging, personal finance influencer, and partner at several other big online properties.
I have always been a fan of automated savings, but sometimes getting things setup can be a challenge. How much should I save? How often should transfers take place? Do I enter a fixed dollar amount or a percentage? How do I know I will not accidentally overdraft my accounts? Thanks to a new service […]
I’m sure you have heard of the idiom that we should all prepare for a rainy day, right? Do you actually know what it means to prepare for a rainy day? For most of you, the underlying meaning is obvious, but to be completely honest, it wasn’t always that clear to me. Until I was […]
Are you trying to cut your monthly expenses? At first, this task can seem overwhelming, but it is possible for almost anyone to cut some expenses out of their budget. You just have to know where to look.
I already know what you’re thinking, “I WISH I had a large inheritance coming my way, but what are the odds? Slim to none.” I know it can feel this way, but earning an inheritance is actually not all that uncommon. Sure, it might not be millions of dollars, but if your parents own a […]
Let’s face it. Spending money is more fun than saving money. Spending money on things you want, when you can afford it, can feel empowering and give you a sense of accomplishment. Conversely, saving money can feel like a chore and can feel limiting. Saving is often equated with having less, or cutting back.