Category Archives: Managing your money

Managing your money

Websites to Save Money

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Take advantage of websites to save money (besides this one).  I am constantly on the lookout for useful websites that save you money and you will find many throughout my book and blog posts.  Here are some recent finds. https://wallethub.com/edu/credit-card-extended-warranty-study/25686/  – Most credit cards will extend the warranty of items… Read more »

Financial Issues for Women When They Marry

Let’s continue our series on special financial issues that may especially affect women.  When people marry, they still maintain a separate credit rating.  This will now be affected by accounts that are maintained separately as well as co-signed together.  When married women choose to apply for credit, they can do… Read more »

Dealing With the Loss of a Spouse

When someone loses a spouse, he or she deals with intense feelings of grief. Despite this emotionally trying time, the widow or widower is left with a laundry list of things to complete, including creating a new budget, cancelling accounts, collecting benefits, and more. Having someone to help complete this… Read more »

New Year’s Resolutions for 2018

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New Year’s resolutions are popular because this is a great time to reflect on what parts of your life could use improvement.  “Losing weight” is always popular as is some aspect of improving our finances.  Improving your financial future is one of the most useful aspects of your life to… Read more »

Debt Consolidation

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It seems like there are countless ways we can go into debt including credit cards, mortgages, student loans, auto payments, medical bills, home equity loans, pay day loans, and personal loans.  Despite the booming economy, record stock prices, and low unemployment, many Americans are still struggling with debt.  It’s not… Read more »

What Affects Your Credit Score?

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In the wake of the data breech of Experian, one of the companies that compiles our credit scores, last week, I discussed why our credit scores matter.  Today, let’s discuss what affects credit scores.  Your actions could be affecting your scores without even knowing it, whether harming or improving.