What You Should Know About Retirement Savings Accounts

What You Should Know About Retirement Savings Accounts

The days of banking on work pension plans and social security are nearly at an end. There’s a reason why now, more than ever, saving money for retirement is an imperative. If you’re doubting your ability to do so, or if you’re simply trying to gain the knowledge that will help you plan for the [...]

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The Effect Of Child Support Payments On your Budget, From Both Sides

The Effect Of Child Support Payments On your Budget, From Both Sides

Divorced, second families have unique budgetary problems. The financial obligations of child support payments, whether you are the recipient or the payor, can be crippling. Here is the view from both sides of the equation.

How I Paid Off $30,000 Of Debt Last Year — Debts To Riches

How I Paid Off $30,000 Of Debt Last Year — Debts To Riches

As I begin my own journey towards financial independence, aka paying down a shit ton of debt, I will be sharing with you stories of inspiration I have found by other financial/budget/frugal bloggers. These posts help keep me on track and moving towards my goal. Feel free to motivate me with a good lash whipping [...]

5 Reasons You Can’t Break The Cycle Of Living Paycheck To Paycheck

5 Reasons You Can’t Break The Cycle Of  Living Paycheck To Paycheck

On my drive back from yet another Christmas meal with family yesterday, 3 turkeys in 3 days, I could not help but notice the 5 mile long traffic jam surrounding every shopping mall I passed. I realize that it is Boxing Day and that I have seen some great deals in the flyers but holy [...]

5 Reasons Why You Are Failing Financially As A Couple

5 Reasons Why You Are Failing Financially As A Couple

It was a major cause of divorce in our parents’ day, and it still is today: money. It’s right up there with infidelity and incompatibility, and even tends to rate higher than abuse and alcohol in most surveys conducted with experts like divorce lawyers and marriage counsellors. We hear about it and we know it, [...]

Bipolar Disorder: The Financial Burden

Bipolar Disorder: The Financial Burden

Statistically speaking, the odds are stacked against you. In the United States and Canada, at least 40 percent of all marriages fail. But the statistics for marriages involving a person who has bipolar disorder are especially sobering—an estimated 90 percent of these end in divorce, according to a November 2003 article, “Managing Bipolar Disorder,” in [...]