Just as it is with time and energy, money is a limited resource that we need to manage with care. We just don’t have enough of this resource to go around, in order to address all of our needs, wants and whims! Each significant financial choice we make often means making a sacrifice and careful deliberation. It’s therefore often the case that we ask ourselves “is making this purchase worth it?” How do value a purchase before you go ahead and make it?
It’s that time of the year when people are still a little sedate because of holiday hangovers. The work grind is still picking up momentum from the holidays, and these pockets of “calm before the storm” are perfect moments for us to start the year right. Hopefully, we have time to reassess our lives in order to see areas where we can improve, directions that we can take and goals we can set for 2011 and beyond. Here are a few financial articles to guide you.
At a time when we tend to set goals for the new year, there’s something to be said about extracting some strageties and principles that help The Biggest Loser contestants succeed — and apply them to money management. Who knows, following the tips below might help you achieve not only your fitness, health and weight-loss New Year’s resolutions, but your financial ones, as well.
Every year, we resolve to lose weight, eat healthy, excercize, quit smoking… you get the idea. But while our bodily well-being is no doubt important, what about our financial health? Below are a few New Year’s resolutions that, simple and obvious as they seem, can truly help improve your finances in 2011.
photo: AMagill December is a significant time for most of us, when we get to celebrate the holidays with cheer and maybe a touch of chaos. It’s also when we take stock of the past year and start thinking about our...
It’s the holiday season once again, and isn’t everyone excited? No matter what shape the economy is in, we should still enjoy the holidays. After all, this time of year isn’t about the price or quantity of gifts we give, or even the pomp, glitz and glamor of our holiday decorations. It’s about getting together with family, friends and loved ones, and remembering the things that matter. So this week, let’s check out what the personal finance blogosphere is drumming up for the holidays.
There’s no absolute “right” way to make your money work for you. With all our diverse circumstances, what works for you may not necessarily work for someone else. The key is to find that approach to money management that fits you well. Some financial bloggers share with us some of their personal perspectives.
Sports fans can’t get enough of The League, the hit FX comedy about a friendly fantasy football league. But while The League isn’t just about friends and pigskin (featuring guests like Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Chad Ochocinco) – and refusing to grow up. Careful viewers can come away from the next episode with not only some good laughs, but usable personal finance advice.