Advice From Finance Gurus


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 […]


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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. […]


Reach Money Goals Faster by Choosing Your Friends Carefully

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 […]


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

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

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. “I’m […]


Teaching Kids about Money at Christmas – Tips for Parents

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 […]


How to Save, Invest, and Earn More Money

These articles include everything from tips on saving money to how to earn more money, and feature a financial expert’s best ways to invest money. Before the tips, a quip: “The rule is not to talk about money with people who have much more or much less than you.” – Katherine Whitehorn. I make this money mistake all the time, […]