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Know What You Spend

You need to know what you spend, every month. You can't manage your finances, amass wealth, take nice vacations, or buy new boots for fall without that annoying guilty aftertaste, unless you know how much your life really costs. You might think...

Free Time for Mom

Last week, a DailyWorth member asked: "Once school starts, for the first time in eight years, I will have 9am to 3pm to call my own. Inspire me with possibilities." ~ Susan G. How exciting for you — a chunk of time to call your own. Here are a...

Financial Planning for Entrepreneurs

Hey would-be entrepreneurs. We've got a secret for ya. You don't have risk your house or go into debt to start a new business. Rather, you need to consider how you'll supplement your income as you build it. Rumor has it that only one in ten new...

"Three Principles of Personal Finance"

Lots of things in life come in threes. Three strikes, Three Blind Mice, third time's a charm, and every mom's favorite, “I'll give you to the count of three to get upstairs.” But the best triplets we've seen in a while are the Three Principles of...

FICOlogy: Credit Scores and You

Craig Briskin, a consumer and anti-trust class action attorney with Mehri & Scalet, PLLC, wrote this expert's perspective on FICO exclusively for DailyWorth. Times are tough for that thing we call money. Jobs are disappearing, credit is drying up,...

Key Performance Indicators

You're at the nexus of a sophisticated operation. The universe is expanding, and so is your workload. Constantly. Noticing that you're a little overwhelmed, a colleague suggests that you "prioritize." How quaint, you think. Where to begin?...

Cut the Drama

Oh, money. The agony! The tragedy! The hysteria! This week, be drama-free about your money. Pay your bills on time. Breathe. Collect money owed to you. Smile. Learn how to use Morningstar.com. Breathe, again. "The mind can be used and can be put...

Budget Busters

Congratulations, you've got a budget: $400 a month for groceries. $2,000 for rent or mortgage, and 15% of your take-home pay distributed across your six-month emergency savings fund, IRA and 401k. Wait ... nothing left over for savings? You have...

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