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The Best Days To Get Discounts on Almost Anything

Love a good deal? Sometimes finding the best ones depends not just on finding the right place to buy, but on choosing the right day to shop.   “Consumer shopping behavior varies by day of the week, and retailers respond by differing promotions...

How Much Can You Negotiate? More Than You'd Think.

Negotiating is a tricky, tricky game. I prefer doing it over email: I ponder my moves, come to a decision and slide the page back across the virtual table. I understand the basics of negotiation, but no matter what I know, getting down to the...

From Bank Fees to Medical Bills – 6 Surprising Things You Can Negotiate

Everything can be had for a price — and more often than you’d think, it’s less than what the price tag says. You probably expect to haggle a bit when purchasing a car or a garage sale item, but did you know it’s possible to keep more of your...

The Real Reasons You’re Not Saving Enough

As a financial advisor, working with clients is often a lesson in psychology. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard the same old excuses for why people aren’t saving more money or saving at all. The truth is that these excuses are just...

Simple Solutions For Avoiding Common Fees

We've all been there — scanning our credit card or banking statements and getting hit by fees we weren't expecting. Unfortunately, it's easy to rack up the charges, even ones we should be aware of, and feel like our money's gone to waste. But...

How I Saved $1 Million

Editor’s Note: Jeannette Bajalia’s father died when she was only 26, leaving nothing behind for her mother but a $545 monthly social security check. Jeanette explains how she stepped up to care for her mom, worked her way up from being a...

Eight Ways to Stop Overspending Now

Do you ever look at your bank account and wonder, “Where did it all go?” The most challenging client for a financial advisor is someone who can’t get out of his or her own way, whether it’s acting like they are the expert or perpetuating bad...

Are You Getting the Most Bank for Your Buck?

If you’re like most people, you’ve probably picked a bank because of its convenient locations, or maybe you got a “special offer” of cash back if you opened an account there. Both compelling reasons, to be sure. But there are plenty of other...

What I Learned From Living on Cash

I have long preferred the simple swipe of plastic to handing over warm bills. (Doesn’t everyone?) Paying for things in cash is physically painful. As it should be.  When others have asked, my excuse for avoiding cash transactions has been that...

Are Your Friends Keeping You From Getting Rich?

Six ways they may be affecting your ability to save--and what to do about it.

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