Advice From Finance Gurus


How to Write an Appeal Letter to a Bank

Here’s the appeal letter I wrote to my bank to appeal their decision not to reimburse my checking and Visa accounts after thieves stole my credit and debit cards. You can use this as a sample appeal letter, especially if you need tips on writing an appeal letter to a bank about a student loan, mortgage application, or business loan. […]

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Are Women Bad With Money? 7 Money Mistakes Women Make 3

Women don’t have less financial intelligence than men, but there are far more rich men than rich women. Here are the most common money mistakes women make – plus ways women can stop being bad with money. One of the best ways to stop making money mistakes is reading tips from strong, powerful, wealthy women. Suze Orman’s The Money Class: […]


Reach Money Goals Faster by Choosing Your Friends Carefully 3

Choosing your friends can help you reach your money goals faster – or stop you from reaching them at all! Your friends affect your financial prosperity, whether you’re paying off credit card debt, saving money for a home mortgage loan, or scraping enough money together to start your new business. These tips will help you recognize which friends you need to hold […]


Tax Resolution Tips – When You Can’t Afford to Pay Your Income Taxes 2

If you can’t afford to pay your income taxes this year, you might find tax resolution helpful. These five tips for income tax settlement are from a financial expert at Freedom Tax Relief… “Tax resolution with the help of trained professionals can help individuals with serious tax debt,” says Jeff Staley, managing partner of Freedom Tax Relief, LLC. “The key is […]


How to Repair a Bad Credit Rating After Paying Credit Card Debt 1

If you’re debt free thanks to good financial planning (such as debt consolidation), you may now wonder how to repair your credit report. These tips for repairing a bad credit rating are based on a question from a reader who worked with a credit counseling service to pay off her debt… “Four years ago I turned all of our credit card […]


How to Save More Money – 5 Tips for Creating Wealth 7

Learn how to save more money with these five easy tips for creating wealth. I’ve tried all the following ways to save money, and we’ll be debt and mortgage free in a couple of months! These tips for creating wealth are easy, effective, and virtually painless – especially when you get into the simple habit of spending less money. Before […]


Teaching Kids about Money at Christmas – Tips for Parents 3

Christmas is the best time to teach kids about money. These tips for parents are from Karyn Hodgens, creator of KidsSave (a unique kids’ saving program that puts kids in charge of their money). “The biggest challenge I face regarding Christmas spending and kids is sticking to my budget,” says Hodgens. “This is a recent phenomenon for me, starting when my kids entered […]