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Miriam Caldwell

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By Miriam Caldwell

    Updated Articles and Resources
    • Should I Choose a Traditional or Roth IRA? Created: Saturday, October 11, 2008 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      When choosing your IRA, you may be trying to decide the advantages with a traditional vs Roth IRA. Learn the advantages of each type of account.
    • How To Buy Your Professional Wardrobe Created: Sunday, April 19, 2009 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      Buying your first professional wardrobe can be expensive. Here are tips to help you save money while still dressing professionally.
    • How To Switch to Cash Only for Your Budget Created: Saturday, August 30, 2008 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      Paying cash to cover all of your expenses may seem intimidating at first, but it is a great way to limit your spending. You can use this method to stop any leaks that you may have in your budget. L...
    • Weekend Challenge: 16 Get Connected Created: Thursday, April 29, 2010 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      This weekend your challenge is to form a financial support network for yourself. Having a good support system, will make it easier to reach your goals.
    • How Much Money Should I Save Each Month? Created: Sunday, July 13, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      You know it is important to save money each month, but how do you determine the right amount for you? You need to choose based on your budget.
    • How To Set Up a Debt Payment Plan Created: Thursday, October 04, 2007 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      If you are serious about getting out of debt you need a debt payment plan to accomplish your goal quickly. You will learn how to set up a debt payment plan by deciding which debts to pay off first ...
    • How Much Should I Save for Retirement? Created: Saturday, September 13, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      You know that you should be saving for retirement, but you may not know how much that should be. If you are worried that you are not saving enough, or wish that you could have a little bit more money to spend each month, you may be looking at your retirement contributions and wondering if you should adjust them.
    • How to Avoid the Credit Card Trap Created: Wednesday, April 16, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Learn the basic steps you can take today to help you avoid falling into the credit card trap. These steps are easy to implement.
    • Adjusting Your Paycheck Withholdings Created: Tuesday, January 01, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Learn when you should adjust your paycheck withholdings, and an easy way to discover how many exemptions you should be claiming each year.
    • What If I Can't Afford Health Care? Created: Wednesday, June 27, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      If you are truly broke, and you need medical care, you should get it. Many cities offer free clinics that offer sliding scale fees based on your income." itemprop="descript't3'" --> itemprop="descr...
    • Why Can't I Seem to Follow My Budget? Created: Sunday, May 04, 2008 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      If your budget isn't working for you, you need to carefully consider a few things. Your budget may not be working for a variety of reasons, and until you figure out what they are you can't fix the ...
    • What Is the Difference Between a Credit Card and a Debit Card? Created: Saturday, May 16, 2009 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      Credit cards and debit cards are very similar. You can use them in the same places, but there is one fundamental difference between the two accounts. Learn what that is and which one is the right c...
    • How To Close Your Checking Account Created: Saturday, November 01, 2008 Updated: Monday, April 14, 2014
      If you are moving, or just looking for a new bank, you need to know how to close your checking account. These steps will take you through the process.
    • Understanding Your Employee Benefits Created: Monday, January 14, 2008 Updated: Thursday, April 10, 2014
      Once you start working you will begin receiving many employee benefits. It is essential that you understand these employee benefits and take full advantage of them.
    • How Will Investing in My 401(k) Affect My Take Home Pay? Created: Sunday, February 08, 2009 Updated: Thursday, April 10, 2014
      Many people are hesitant to invest in their 401(k) plans because they are worried about lowering their take home pay, but it may only be slightly affected.
    • 5 Strategies to Deal with Financial Stress Created: Thursday, June 28, 2012 Updated: Thursday, April 10, 2014
      Money causes stress. Whether you are worried about your debt or the amount of money you save, there are things you can do to reduce your stress about money.
    • Should I Work for More Money Even with More Stress? Created: Sunday, March 24, 2013 Updated: Thursday, April 10, 2014
      Struggling to find the balance between money and living life? Learn three questions you should ask when deciding to stay with a stressful job for the money.
    • 5 Creative Ways to Cut Your Bills Created: Tuesday, May 28, 2013 Updated: Thursday, April 10, 2014
      When people think about budgeting, they think about cutting back on the things that they love Here are five alternative ways to cut back on your bills.
    • How to Cut Your Lifestyle When You Take a Pay Cut Created: Friday, March 08, 2013 Updated: Thursday, April 10, 2014
      If you are facing a pay cut you need to be prepared before the pay the pay cut comes. These tips will help you prepare for the pay cut.
    • How to Tell If an Expense is Worth the Cost Created: Thursday, July 02, 2009 Updated: Thursday, April 10, 2014
      It is important to consider the cost of an item and whether or not the spending is helping you to reach your current goals. Learn how to do this.
    • Buying a New Car vs Buying a Used Car Created: Wednesday, March 28, 2012 Updated: Thursday, April 10, 2014
      If you are in the market for a car, you may be trying to decide a new or a used car. There are a variety of factors that may influence your decision.
    • Will Debt Consolidation Help Me Get Out of Debt? Created: Saturday, January 05, 2008 Updated: Thursday, April 10, 2014
      What is a debt consolidation loan? Is it the right option for you? Understand how debt consolidation will affect you in the long run.
    • Why Are Savings Account Rates So Low? Created: Monday, January 28, 2013 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      The interest rates on savings accounts are determined by the current interest rate set by the Federal Reserve Board. Learn how the rate is determined and alternative savings options."
    • Setting Resolutions for 2013: Get Your Finances on Track Created: Tuesday, December 13, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      The past few years have been difficult economically. These goals are designed to help you recover and get back on track for the new year. Learn what you can do to get control of your finances, and ...
    • Check to See If You Qualify for These Tax Credits Created: Thursday, November 24, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      Tax credits can help you to reduce your tax bill in the same way tax deductions do. Learn what tax credits you qualify for.
    • How To Check Your Credit Report Created: Sunday, June 15, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      Checking your credit report is an important part of protecting yourself from identity theft. It is also a good idea to check your credit report a few months before you buy a home, so that you can d...
    • Tax Refund Options Created: Thursday, December 27, 2007 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      You want to receive your tax refund quickly and safely. Learn the three options that are available to you. You will learn the pros and cons of each option so that you can determine the best one for...
    • Top 3 Ways to Make Your Money Work for You Created: Tuesday, October 09, 2007 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      Learn the three most important things that you can do to make the most of your money. By applying these three things to your money management you will build great financial wealth.
    • What Should I Do with a Sudden Windfall? Created: Saturday, August 29, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      Whether you win the lottery, get a settlement or a nice inheritance you may be wondering what to do with your sudden windfall. It is important to have a specific plan for the money or you will simp...
    • Should I Consider Loan Consolidation? Created: Saturday, May 23, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      Many people consider loan consolidation when looking for a way to reduce their debt payments. Although loan consolidation may look like a good option for getting out of debt you should approach it ...
    • How to Determine if your Charity is Legitimate Created: Sunday, December 07, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      When you decide to give money to support a cause or help others, it is important make sure that the charity you are giving to is legitimate. Learn the things you need to do to protect yourself.
    • Weekend Challenge 15: Giving Back Created: Thursday, April 15, 2010 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      This weekend the challenge is to find a way to give back to your community either through financial donations or through volunteering your time.

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