Articles on Personal Finance

07.20.11

Does Your Kitchen Garden Save You Money?

Samantha Eckles

Kitchen gardens have become more popular lately. It certainly didn’t hurt that First Lady Michelle Obama gave the idea a boost by starting a vegetable garden at the White House. This is the first food garden since Eleanor Roosevelt’s victory garden during World War II. The victory garden was a campaign aimed at reducing pressure on both the national food

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07.18.11

Alternative and Affordable Entertainment

Alex Gutow

Entertainment can often be the downfall of many budgets. When you think about going out, many people assume that means dinner and a movie, which can get expensive. However, there are plenty of options out there to keep you entertained without breaking the bank. Here are seven affordable ways to spend the day. Frisbee Golf Image Source This relatively new

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07.13.11

Top 5 IPOs

Samantha Eckles

2011 seems to be the year of Internet companies going public. From LinkedIn to Groupon to Pandora, it seems like everyday a new startup is filing their SEC or setting a new record with their IPO. However, how are these Internet darlings stacking up against other companies who have gone public in the past? Here is a look at some

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07.07.11

Outsource Your Life

Samantha Eckles

Time is money, but how much is yours worth? Outsourcing is a great way for you to maximize your productivity by forcing you to examine what exactly you are spending your time and money on. When you decide to outsource certain tasks, you need to figure out a few things, 1) how much is your time worth, 2) what tasks

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07.05.11

When to Buy Supplemental Insurance

Alex Gutow

When the subject of insurance is bundled with a product or service, many of us are at a loss for what to do. Some people swear by these policies and can give you an example of when they were fortunate to have it, like when their television was fried in an electrical storm or the time they dropped their cell

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06.22.11

The Envelope Budget

Alex Gutow

50% of Americans are in debt. In fact, the average household debt is just over $8,000! That means millions of people are searching for a way to get out of debt while the others are struggling to avoid it. One budgeting system that financial gurus like Dave Ramsey have vouched for is the envelope system. This system is a simple

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06.20.11

Coin Collecting: Should You Invest in Gold?

Stan Reybern

Gold is one of the oldest forms of value. Investors usually turn to gold to hedge against inflation, governmental fiscal crises and collapses, weakening currency, and national debt. Gold can also be quite attractive since it has a universal value that is not subject to the bureaucracy of politics and other factors. However, you should still be cautious when making

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