Yearly Archives: 2009

Sinners Beware the Shopocalypse!

Sinners Beware the Shopocalypse!

Are you addicted, conflicted, hypnotized and CONSUMERIZED by the demon monoculture of materialism?

PRAISE the Lord and put away your credit cards, people! The Reverend Billy Talen-head of the Church of Life After Shopping–is here to SAVE you…

Separate Your Personal and Business Finances

Separate Your Personal and Business Finances

As seen on Etsy.com today!
2010 is almost here. How can you improve your business operations? One simple yet incredibly important financial step you can take is to separate your personal and business bank accounts. No more comingling of…

Investing Lingo Demystified, Part 1

Investing Lingo Demystified, Part 1

 
The primary reason many people (especially women) feel anxious and alienated by the investment world is they don’t know the lingo. Think about it. Most women can quickly decode the following: Sales of the new Donna Karan Hobo…

The (Female) Cost of Living

The (Female) Cost of Living

It sounds almost silly: A survey of drug store goods, in the January issue of Consumer Reports, found that items aimed at women tend to cost more—sometimes 50% or 60% more.

What's disturbing is how pervasive…

Live on 40%, Save 60%?

Live on 40%, Save 60%?

Could you live on 40% of your income—and save the other 60%? It sounds impossible (or tortuous), yet Mary-Jo Dionne says she’s learned to make it happen—and happily—with a system she calls…

Donate Now, but How?

Donate Now, but How?

'Tis the season of giving on many fronts—personal and charitable—but in an economy like this one, it's hard to open your wallet. Some ways to let the spirit move you:

Don't…

Ways to Avoid Foreclosure

Ways to Avoid Foreclosure

Foreclosure rates are at an all-time high: nearly a million homeowners faced the big F in the third quarter of 2009 alone.

Millions more are on the brink, because of epic job losses and plunging home values.

If you…

Little Gifts for Little Ones

Little Gifts for Little Ones

Need some inexpensive stocking stuffers for the wee ones in your life?

My Baby Loves … Lullabies – $13.99 per album or $.99 per tune on Amazon.com Need a break from “Rock-a-bye Baby”? These twinkly instrumentals of classic…

Holiday Tipping Guide

Holiday Tipping Guide

Holiday tips have become an accepted—and often expected—gesture of appreciation. But how much, to whom, and for what?

We've scoured the holiday tipping guides and consulted with etiquette expert Anna Post, to bring you…

3 Reasons to Avoid Outlet Malls

3 Reasons to Avoid Outlet Malls

Outlet malls lure shoppers with the promise of designer goods at fire sale prices—but many don't deliver bona fide bargains, so beware.

Here are three ways outlet malls tempt you to spend:

That looong drive. Consumer…

‘Tis the Season for Better Credit

‘Tis the Season for Better Credit

It seems like the worst time of year to clean up your credit. But the holidays offer surprising opportunities to polish your record, boost your score and become more credit-savvy for 2010.

Say NO to store cards. The lure…

Earning: Chuck the Rescue Fantasy

Earning: Chuck the Rescue Fantasy

Mikelann Valterra is the director of the Women’s Earning Institute, a money coach, prosperity teacher, speaker and published author. Check out her blog here: www.savvywomenearning.com.

Why do many women struggle with earning enough money?

We could…

Celebrate ‘Buy Nothing Day’

Celebrate ‘Buy Nothing Day’

Around the world today, consumers are celebrating Buy Nothing Day as an alternative to Black Friday.

The idea is to put materialism on hold, just for a day, at the very moment when the pressure to spend is most intense…

Amanda’s Money Coma, Part II of III

Amanda’s Money Coma, Part II of III

 

Me, hiding from my bills …

Last week, in “Amanda’s Money Coma,” I shared my recent financial debacle with thousands of women. To my delight, most of you cheered me for exposing such a personal and awkward situation. Before…

Cheap Gift Guide for Guys

Cheap Gift Guide for Guys

You want to get the man in your life a terrific holiday gift, but pricey gadgets are out. Never fear, DailyWorth is here—with our annual Cheap Gift Guide for Guys.  

How Your House Works – $14.93 on…

Tell Us Your Holiday Survival Plans

Tell Us Your Holiday Survival Plans

Dear Readers,

Your 40+ responses to Amanda's post last week ("Amanda's Money Coma") have inspired us!

Given the interest so many of you showed in Amanda's own dilemma, we think it&#39…

Should You Marry for Money?

Should You Marry for Money?

Consider the marrying habits of the Pimbwe women of Tanzania.

A study published recently in the journal Human Nature, found that Pimbwe women tend to pick multiple mates—and their remarrying strategy seems to convey an economic advantage, as…

Amanda’s Money Coma, Part I of II

Amanda’s Money Coma, Part I of II

As the founder of DailyWorth, I have a responsibility to be on top of my financial game. Like many entrepreneurs, I'm obsessive about managing my business accounts–and occasionally that comes at the expense of my personal finances…

When Bankruptcy is the Right Choice

When Bankruptcy is the Right Choice

Bankruptcy still has that whiff of shame and failure, but in some cases it's the best possible move under the circumstances.

The question is: Which circumstances signal that declaring bankruptcy could be the smartest move for you? Personal…