How to Shop around for the Best Rates on LendingTree

LendingTree review of our refinance and how to use the online loan marketplace to shop around for your next loanLendingTree is one of the oldest online loan marketplaces having launched in 2008 … [Read More...]

The Money Lessons that Made Me Grow Up

How one reader’s parents helped her grow up financially with important money lessons Teaching kids about money and how to be financially responsible doesn’t have to come as a sit-down family … [Read More...]

How Do Parents Teach about Money When They Weren’t Taught

Even parents that don’t teach their kids about money are teaching lessons without knowing it It’s difficult raising kids with good money habits. Kids need to be taught how to handle money, how to budget, save and invest. That’s not done in schools so it falls on parents to start the financial conversations. But most […]

Home Improvement Loans: How to Get the Best Bang for Your Buck

Learn how to turn a home improvement loan into a higher resell value and quality of life for your family Home prices and the economy are growing again and that makes home improvement worth it as every dollar you spend can turn into more than a dollar in value. I love home improvement projects, not […]

How to Be Proactive with Your Personal Finances

One reader shares how she learned to be proactive with her personal finance needs We talk a lot about saving and stretching a paycheck on the blog but hard work and being proactive can make the need to penny-pinch a thing of the past. Today’s scholarship essay is by Ivetka O’Malley, a student at Maricopa […]

Necessity and the Mother of Personal Finance

One reader shares how a her single-mother taught her about bills, coupons and good credit habits Sometimes it’s the most difficult events in our lives that force us to learn the best personal finance … [Read More...]

Lendio Review: Instantly Compare Small Business Loans

Lendio makes it easy to get matched with up to 75 business funding lenders and find the best business loan for your needs Business lending hasn’t yet evolved as far as personal loans and mortgages. … [Read More...]

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How My Grandparents Taught Me about Money

Grandparents can take an active role teaching kids about money and personal finance The essay topic for our annual personal finance scholarship is ‘How my parents taught me about personal finance’ but that doesn’t mean we only learn about money from our parents. Through the essays, I’ve seen hundreds of stories about how kids are […]

How a Hard Lesson and the Power of Frugality Changed My Life

One reader shares how a hard lesson and his mother’s love taught him the power of being frugal Sometimes it’s the hardest lessons in life that teach us the most. There’s nothing like being poor to teach you the power of being frugal and how to make ends meet on less. Some people are able […]

How Saving Half My Paychecks is Paying for College

One reader shares how her parents taught her to save half her paycheck and how it became a life-long financial lesson Behind all the personal finance tips and tricks, all the articles about achieving your financial goals, is one concept… Saving. The idea of spending less than you make and putting some away is the […]

5 Best Websites for Cheap Wedding Loans

You don’t have to settle on a budget wedding. Use these websites for wedding loans for your special day. There are few times in life you’ll remember as often as your wedding day. My wife and I had a beautiful wedding but we definitely kept it to a budget wedding. I still regret not spending […]

How an Affair Can Ruin Generations of Financial Wisdom

Avoid poor decisions and other wealth destroyers to help your kids with their financial future Building wealth, especially generational wealth that lifts up your whole family, can take an exceptionally long time. Unfortunately, some poor financial decisions like an affair can destroy it all in much less time. Today’s essay, part of our personal finance […]

Learning Personal Finance without Realizing It

Don’t miss the personal finance lessons that come when you least expect it We learn constantly from our parents, even when we don’t know we’re learning. Understanding the concept behind the personal finance lessons when they come will go a long way to financial freedom when you know the vocabulary to go with it. Today’s […]

How Much Insurance Do I Really Need?

Follow this guide on how much insurance you need and the types that could save you from catastrophic financial ruin I know talking about insurance isn’t everyone’s idea of fun but before you zone out or click through this post, let me relate a story that changed my view on insurance, one that I think […]