Finances


7 Money Mistakes Women Keep Making – and How to Stop

If women are just as “money savvy” as men, why are there more wealthy men than rich women? Because women make the same money mistakes over and over! Here’s what you need to know about the foolish financial decisions you make – plus ways you can start making good money choices. The first tip – before we even get into […]


How Debt Increases Self-Esteem – The Upside of Financial Debt

36 Supereasy and Fun Ways for Teens to Make Money

If you’re wondering how to make money as a teen, these creative tips will inspire you! My teen niece works after school as an ice skating coach and earns $20 per hour. Not all jobs for teenagers make that much money, of course — but if you’re creative and practical, you can find those hidden gems. These ideas for teens range […]


6 Things to Consider Before Lending Money to Your Adult Child

Financial loans between family members can cause conflict, rifts, and debt…and they can also be a show of trust, encouragement, and support! Here’s what you need to know about lending money to your adult child – and how to protect yourself from a financial disaster in your family. This article was inspired by a reader who is struggling with financial […]

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How to Know if You Should Drop Out of College

Is dropping out of college the right decision for you? Here’s how I decided if I should stay in my two year MSW (Master of Social Work) program. My decision-making strategy – and the end result – may help you know if you should drop out of college. I loved the first semester of my two year program…and barely made it […]


Sample Contract for a Family Loan – Easy Yet Legal

In my article about lending money to a boyfriend, a reader asked for a sample contract for a family loan. Whether you’re lending money to a boyfriend or a family member, you need to get the details of the financial agreement in writing. Here’s what my reader wrote on What to Do When Your Boyfriend Asks to Borrow Money… “Thank you […]

Sample Contract for a Family Loan

How to Deal With Money Problems

How to Deal With Your Money Problems

These practical and emotional tips for dealing with money problems will help you cope with the stress of financial debt. Some of my suggestions are practical tips on how to deal with money problems; others are emotional ways to flow through this stage of your life. In The 21-Day Financial Fast: Your Path to Financial Peace and Freedom, Michelle Singletary […]


10 Secret Santa Gift Ideas for Coworkers

These ideas for good Secret Santa gifts for coworkers will help you figure out what to give for Christmas. Whether you love or hate shopping, these tips will make it easy to be Santa to your coworker! I also included a few holiday messages for the Christmas card. A Sterling Silver Personalized Name Necklace with Swarovski Birthstone comes custom made […]

Good Secret Santa Gift Ideas for Coworkers

Caring for Elderly Parents How to Get More Energy

Caring for Elderly Parents? How to Get More Energy

These tips on how to get more energy when you’re caring for elderly parents aren’t about eating well or getting enough sleep. You know that already! Rather, they’re practical and helpful suggestions for making changes in your life that will increase your time and energy levels. I can’t give you enough information in this article, which is why I recommend The […]