Making the Transition to Self-Employment: Some of the Do’s and Don’ts

This is a guest post from Julian, who writes a blog called Frugaal, covering all kinds of ways to address bad spending habits.  While today's post is not exactly encouraging of self-employment, I agree with it in the sense that working for yourself is not a decision to be made lightly, especially if you're responsible … Continue reading Making the Transition to Self-Employment: Some of the Do’s and Don’ts

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Changes in Personal Finance: 2012 Edition

It's useful to step back every now and then and survey the landscape. Change in anything can signal opportunities, threats, a necessity to adapt, or a need to get out. Over the last  year, here are a few of the things I'm noticing in the personal finance space: Mobile banking: iPhones and Androids are all the … Continue reading Changes in Personal Finance: 2012 Edition

When Home Ownership Went Downhill

Have you noticed how owning a home is getting a terrible reputation lately? We are a society that loves to challenge the status quo, and thanks to the spectacular collapse of the housing market, the long-time "American Dream" is the new target. "Isn't this the best time to buy a home?," you might ask. "Aren't … Continue reading When Home Ownership Went Downhill