Category Archives: Control Finances

5 Ways to Build A Successful Emergency Fund

5 Ways to Build A Successful Emergency Fund

Few people get through their entire lives without experiencing a financial emergency. You might be fortunate enough to never have to deal with the aftermath of a hurricane, tornado or earthquake, but when you’re living on a tight budget, something as simple as a broken water heater or car trouble can be hard enough to… Read More >>

Tips for Getting Out of Debt and Staying Out for Good

Tips for Getting Out of Debt and Staying Out for Good

If you’re unable to pay your regular bills, than credit card debt can’t be paid off either. So it grows. The debt snowballs and before you know it you’re wondering if you can ever get out. Let’s take a look at some proven steps for getting out of debt and staying there. Read More >>

How to Boost Your Credit Score in Six Months or Less

How to Boost Your Credit Score in Six Months or Less

Unfortunately, your credit score is a major part of your financial life. Whether you want to or not, you need to have good credit, and that sometimes means having credit card and some of the debt that goes along with it. If you have recently obtained your credit report and it is not where it… Read More >>

3 Ways to Maintain Financial Happiness

3 Ways to Maintain Financial Happiness

As we saw in our 31 Days to Your Happiness series, money can buy experiences which make us happy. Keeping that money organized is essential. Check out these great ways to maintain financial happiness in your life. Read More >>

How to Create a Cash Cushion

How to Create a Cash Cushion

For many individuals, the idea of saving in any way, shape, or form is a daunting thought, at best. Most folks are looking for more and more creative ways to make more money, and saving is not on the average person’s mind. However, creating a mindset of savings is key in how to create a… Read More >>

Creating a Spending Plan That Works for You

Creating a Spending Plan That Works for You

In the past, I’ve focused on my budget and what I CANNOT do with it – I was sure doomed for failure. I’ve created a budget, but sometimes it just didn’t work for me because I ended up spending what I tried to save. Instead, I found that when you incorporate spending into the equation… Read More >>

Do You Know How Much You Owe?

Do You Know How Much You Owe?

In today’s society, we tend to accumulate debt without giving it much thought. That was once seen as a sign of severe irresponsibility. But it has become so common these days that it seems more like a matter of mimicking what we see around us than a character flaw. Whether you’re managing your debt well… Read More >>

Debt Free Means Stress Free

Debt Free Means Stress Free

Most of us are no stranger to debt. We go into debt to buy homes and cars, and to get things that we want. These things might make us happy when we get them, but paying for them isn’t so much fun. We end up wishing we weren’t buried underneath a mountain of debt. Debt… Read More >>

5 Smart Ways to Save Money Fast

5 Smart Ways to Save Money Fast

Every family and every individual know the importance of cutting spending in today’s economy. However, many of these individuals do not realize that cutting spending in little ways can also help in this endeavor. Here are 5 smart ways to save money fast! Read More >>

Bankruptcy Alternatives

Bankruptcy Alternatives

Should you file for bankruptcy or not? This is a decision many are wrestling with. The truth is, you probably have more options than you realize. Here are some bankruptcy alternatives that you should consider. Read More >>

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