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Created on Tuesday, 19 November 2013 / Financial Fitness Blog
Tags: Financial Fitness
Today’s economy of convenience often involves two-for-one offers, package deals and add-ons. You can almost always get French fries with your order! Along these lines, you might assume you’ll receive your ... [ +++ ]
Created on Wednesday, 16 October 2013 / Financial Fitness Blog
Tags: Financial Fitness, Buying Happiness, Fun Finance, That’s So Money, Blogger Interview
You know the only thing that makes me sad when I read these inspiring posts of people getting out of debt, or paying off their mortgage by the time they’re 35, or other amazing accomplishments? The part ... [ +++ ]
Created on Wednesday, 07 August 2013 / Financial Fitness Blog
Tags: Trustworthy Advice, Financial Fitness, That’s So Money
Summer can get the best of anyone, even those of us normally considered ‘on top of it’. Something about the heat frying your brain and the long days that give you that false sense of endless time to be ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 30 July 2013 / Financial Fitness Blog
Tags: Financial Fitness, Buying Happiness, Social Wealth
Stuff happens—and you never know when it will. I like doing charity rides on my bicycle, so this spring I started training for the Trek Across Maine. A few weeks before the event, I was in a large group ... [ +++ ]
Created on Wednesday, 29 May 2013 / Financial Fitness Blog
Tags: Financial Fitness, Buying Happiness, Mind And Money, Simple Living, That’s So Money
Nicole Ouellette and Alice Kaiserian are monthly contributors to the Wealth Gathering blog with a column we like to call ‘That’s So Money.’ Think of this blog as combining personal finance and social media ... [ +++ ]
Created on Wednesday, 15 May 2013 / Financial Fitness Blog
Tags: Financial Fitness, Defeating Debt, Trustworthy Advice
Seeing a doctor for a checkup usually isn’t something to look forward to, and going to the dentist can be just as bad! Hopefully we get a clean bill of health and move on with our lives. Yet many times ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 07 May 2013 / Financial Fitness Blog
Tags: Financial Freedom, Financial Fitness, Retirement
Good-byes aren’t always pleasant. Some people prefer to avoid them. However, when it comes to leaving an employer, one very positive thing is money you’ve accumulated if you’ve participated in an employer-sponsored ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 23 April 2013 / Financial Fitness Blog
Tags: Easy Investing, Money Management, Financial Fitness, Asset Allocation, Retirement
Life is full of to-do lists, whether they’re electronic, on paper or in our heads. If you’re not contributing regularly to your IRA, why not get that off your list? Take the opportunity today to set up ... [ +++ ]
Created on Wednesday, 17 April 2013 / Financial Fitness Blog
Tags: Simple Saving, Money Management, Financial Fitness, Simple Living, Defeating Debt, That’s So Money
Nicole Ouellette and Alice Kaiserian will be a monthly contributors to the Wealth Gathering blog with a column we like to call ‘That’s So Money.’ Think of this blog as combining personal finance and social ... [ +++ ]
Created on Wednesday, 10 April 2013 / Financial Fitness Blog
Tags: Financial Freedom, Easy Investing, Simple Saving, Financial Fitness, Asset Allocation, Retirement
It’s a sign of physical fitness to step up your walking or running pace or increase the amount of weight you lift. With a little effort, you master it. In the same way, opening an Individual Retirement ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 02 April 2013 / Financial Fitness Blog
Tags: Simple Saving, Money Management, Financial Fitness, Blogger Interview, Fun Finance
Jacob is the author of iHeartBudgets.net, a personal finance blog dedicated to putting the "Fun" back in Fundamentals of Finance. He is a husband, father, and avid budget nerd who actually spent his recent ... [ +++ ]
Created on Wednesday, 20 March 2013 / Financial Fitness Blog
Tags: Simple Saving, Money Management, Financial Fitness, Defeating Debt
Emergencies are no picnic. There’s nothing like the dismay, panic and anxiety, followed by that rush of adrenaline to solve the problem. No solution can mean double the emergency. With finances, unfortunately ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 26 February 2013 / Financial Fitness Blog
Tags: Easy Investing, Trustworthy Advice, Investment Costs, Financial Fitness
You might be familiar with the ancient maxim “Know thyself.” Often when we’re on the fence about an important decision, people will say, “Only you know yourself well enough to decide.” That’s frustrating! ... [ +++ ]
Created on Wednesday, 13 February 2013 / Financial Fitness Blog
Tags: Behavioral Economics, Money & Meaning, Financial Fitness, Buying Happiness, Mind And Money
There’s nothing like a good buzzword. Here’s one that’s more valuable than you think: behavioral economics. It holds a surprising answer to why, despite all good intentions, careful planning and firm resolve, ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 08 January 2013 / Financial Fitness Blog
Tags: Financial Fitness, Money Management, Simple Saving, Trustworthy Advice
The fastest way to find the right answers is to ask the right questions—or at least ask enough of them. Good questions are homing devices for finding solutions and answers. Asking, “Am I ready to invest ... [ +++ ]
Created on Wednesday, 26 December 2012 / Financial Fitness Blog
Tags: That’s So Money, Trustworthy Advice, Money Management, Fun Finance, Mind and Money, Financial Fitness
Nicole Ouellette and Alice Kaiserian will be a monthly contributors to the Wealth Gathering blog with a column we like to call ‘That’s So Money.’ Think of this blog as combining personal finance and social ... [ +++ ]
Created on Wednesday, 22 February 2012 / Financial Fitness Blog
Tags: Behavioral Economics, Money Management, Financial Fitness
My financial spring cleaning happens early in the year as I prepare to file taxes. That’s when I go through my folder that contains the various documents I’ve accumulated for tax time. If you’re like ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 24 January 2012 / Financial Fitness Blog
Tags: Financial Freedom, Money Management, Financial Fitness
Usually, it's taboo to talk about your money. Managing your finances is traditionally a solo pursuit. Most people are uncomfortable discussing their finances also because it’s very personal, like telling ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 17 January 2012 / Financial Fitness Blog
Tags: Financial Freedom, Money Management, Financial Fitness
To get in better physical shape, you usually set a goal that gives your workouts purpose. Likewise, if you want to achieve financial fitness, it helps to have a specific goal. The goal should be a compelling ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 03 January 2012 / Financial Fitness Blog
Tags: Behavioral Economics, Money Management, Financial Fitness, Fun Finance
It’s New Year’s resolution time. We look back at what we’ve eaten, what we’ve spent and what we’ve done—or not done—and something’s got to change! For most of us, our efforts will involve improving our ... [ +++ ]
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