Money Management Tips


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 […]


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 […]

How to Deal With Money Problems

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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. […]


How to Find a Washing Machine Repairman

Learn how to find a washing machine repairman and make sure his (or her) work will be good. Here’s my experience getting a Whirlpool washer fixed, to help you protect yourself from a bad repair job. The washer door seal on my Whirlpool washing machine popped out, and my husband was out of town at the time. I didn’t even think […]


How to Know if You Should Hide Your Husband’s Money

This article was inspired by a reader who won’t stop giving money to his daughter. She asked for help deciding if she should hide her husband’s money… “My husband is constantly lending money to his step daughter,” says Sam in response to Sample Contract for a Family Loan – Easy Yet Legal. “I have tried to talk to him about it […]


What Happens to Your Ex-Husband’s Social Security Benefits

After the divorce, asked a reader, what happens to my ex-husband’s social security benefits? Here’s what my research tells me… “I was married for 21 years,” says Jill in response to How to Manage Money After Divorce. “Will I still get my ex-husband’s social security if I change my name back to my maiden name?” Yes, according to my online searches for social […]