The Joy of Mindful Spending and Eating: A Green Smoothie

The Joy of Mindful Spending and Eating: A Green Smoothie

I've always enjoyed cooking and whipped up many delicious meals for my family growing up. But once I was on my own, my cooking habits changed. I would cook a meal or two here and there, but as I grew older and my jobs were more stressful, I cooked less...

How to Protect Your Finances While Going Through a Divorce

How to Protect Your Finances While Going Through a Divorce

By itself, divorce is already a very complicated and heart-wrenching matter. You and your spouse are not just separating physically; you're tearing apart the emotional bond that your marriage brought into existence. This is obviously going to be a difficult time for both of you. The emotional toll isn't the...

The Quickest Way to Discover Your Strengths and Develop Your Expertise

The Quickest Way to Discover Your Strengths and Develop Your Expertise

Do you sometimes feel like something is missing in your life? Perhaps you are happy with your home and the city you live in, but wish you had more money. Or perhaps you wish you were more adventurous, and a bigger risk taker. Maybe your job pays the bills and...

How a Vacation Can Make You Happy, Even on a Budget

How a Vacation Can Make You Happy, Even on a Budget

While people continue to make cutbacks these days, vacations don’t have to be the first thing that you strike from your budget. In fact, in trying economic times it’s perhaps more crucial than ever to enjoy a vacation and take a break from the pressures of your day-to-day demands...

9 Tips to Simplify Your Personal Finances

9 Tips to Simplify Your Personal Finances

By now you've probably tried all the tricks in the book. You have an expense calculator, an expense tracker, a savings goal counter, and several spreadsheets that help you keep track of your finances. Your phone's calendar app beeps to remind you of payments for several different loans and credit...

Inexpensive, Yet Safe Places to Travel

Inexpensive, Yet Safe Places to Travel

When people talk about travel, the discussion inevitably turns to cost. This is doubly true if you're traveling overseas. The travel bug is always expensive -- or is it? The truth is that it's possible to travel overseas without breaking the bank. Certainly, you'll still have to spend money for...

Do You Need To Attend College To Make A Lot of Money? [Infographic]

Do You Need To Attend College To Make A Lot of Money? [Infographic]

Debt seems like it can occur from almost anything you do. Spending too much money on vacation, over-expending your credit card, or getting a little too crazy at the shoe sale all contribute to going into debt. The key is to be frugal in the way you spend your money...