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In a Penny Pinching Mood?

I don’t know why, but I’ve been a complete meiser with money lately. Well, I sort of know why – business hasn’t been as good as usual. But yet I find myself holding back money even on necessities.

I won’t even let myself think of going on a fun shopping trip or buying something [...]

Saving for Vacations

My husband and I do not by any means take elaborate, expensive vacations. In fact, we never even really had a proper tropical honeymoon because we are both too strict with our spending money and we really felt that we had spent too much on the wedding as it was.

So we’re not the [...]

Financial Abundance and the Law of Attraction : Part II

Continued from 2/26/12 : We were talking about how some financial powerhouses like Oprah Winfrey, Warren Buffette and Bill Gates, Martha Stewart and Steve Jobs started out. How might they have handled self defeating feelings of negativity and doubt?

The thing they’ve likely done is either use those doubts or failings as learning experiences, [...]

Does the “Law of Attraction” Work for Financial Abundance?

This is part I of a II part article series I wrote that is very near and dear to my heart, because I’ve seen touches of this theme in my life countless times when it comes to my financial prosperity and financial “well being”.  Enjoy!

It seems like everywhere you turn today in the world [...]

Is Romney an Out of Touch Billionaire?

As I get older, I find myself aligning more with the Republican party for their more conservative fiscal and financial outlook.  I find myself less liberal with the ways that federal tax money is spent. I feel like America right now encourages too many people to not work, and I want to change that.

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Is Gold a Good Long Term Investment?

Gold has been all the talk lately when it comes to where to put your money as a “safe haven” against all the craziness that’s going on in the economy today. But some, including myself, are hesitant to put significant sums of money into an investment that seems so arbitrary, and has little inherent [...]

Is it Worth it to Have a Side Business for Extra Income?

In a word, yes. It is totally worth it to have a side business for extra income as opposed to another typical job where you are working and getting taxes taken out on a weekly basis. It makes more sense to have a small side business in addition to a job instead of getting [...]

50k a Year Is Not What It Used to Be

It’s so funny how a mere five to ten years can dramatically change your perspective. Well, let’s add in there that a large chunk of perspective when it comes to money and how much things cost and how far a certain amount of money per year is gonna get you, has a lot to [...]

Experts Say Things Get Better in 2012, Will They?

I’ve got to admit, even though I am the eternal skeptic when some expert comes forward and says that this mess we are in is going to get better when every piece of financial data here and around the world flies in the face of that assumption, I have to take pause.

It’s healthy [...]

How to Avoid Over Spending This Holiday on Gifts

We all do it. That last minute scramble to see if we feel like we shorted Uncle Joe, Aunt Sue, or mom and dad on gifts this holiday season. Then we inevitably go out to the stores for one more last “guilt shop” to get some more gifts for those whose gift piles don’t [...]