The Envelope System On Steroids (Powerful Truth About Cash)

“We buy everything with cash” – said no successful CEO ever. Forget the envelope system. I’m talking about a system which all Fortune 500 companies understand. Money is money, no matter if we are talking business or personal finances. As a result, we should apply the same system Fortune 500 companies use to our personal finances to […]

Best Online Training Sites to Get an Education and Grow [Video]

The internet continues to offer new and expanded opportunities for people all over the world. Over the past decade, there have been many advances that allow us to use the internet to become better educated. There are a number a platforms, often referred to as massive open online courses, that allow users to learn new […]

5 Legit Paid Survey Sites to Make Some Extra Money

You have probably seen the advertisements for paid survey sites in various corners of the Internet. These ads make pretty big promises: Get paid to take surveys! Earn big money in your spare time! No money to join! It’s easy to have a cynical reaction to such promises. There are a lot of scams out […]

How to Ask for (and Get) a Raise

When I was a shy teenager, my grandmother used to tell me “they can’t shoot you for asking” to help remind me that there was no harm in advocating for myself. This advice has been helpful to remember any time I have been nervous about asking for things—especially higher pay. Grandma’s advice is something most […]

The 8 Best College Degrees for Job Security in Today’s Market

In 2005, after working for peanuts for two years at a Boys and Girls Club, I decided to go back to school to become a teacher. Teaching seemed like a great career choice: I loved working with kids and I knew that teaching would provide me with job security for the rest of my career. […]

5 Ways to Find Plenty of Extra Time to Make Good Money

If part of your strategy to improve your finances includes bringing in some extra money, then you’ve surely asked yourself, “when am I going to find time to do this?” Our lives aren’t getting any easier. We have our regular jobs, our families, our friends, and not to mention all that social network time we […]

20 Unique Business Ideas (That You Can Start Today!)

Small businesses are the backbone of America’s economy, no question about it. The numbers speak for themselves: 29 million = Number of small businesses in the US. 500 million = Number of patents filed annually in the US. 50% = Half of the private sector is employed by small businesses. All it takes is one […]

How to Find Great Virtual Assistant Jobs and Get Paid This Week!

If you’re a good fit for the work style, and know where to find the best jobs, being a virtual assistant has plenty of benefits, including great pay. There are now more than 4 million administrative assistants in the U.S. according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Many of those are now virtual assistants. The […]

Earn Money Browsing the Internet with Swagbucks

Many of us continue to spend more and more time online as websites support our daily activities. The Internet has also created a new wave of job opportunities in providing online business models. And of course, it also offers us entertainment through videos, social media and shopping. Overall, I get really excited about the earning potentials of […]

The 10 Best Jobs for Stay-At-Home Moms and Dads!

So you’ve decided you want to stay at home with the kids! The only question now is how you’re going to keep the little tykes fed and clothed while you’re enjoying your time with them. The era of a one-income family being enough to provide for Mom, Dad and kids (and save for college) is […]

5 Tips for a Better Work-Life Balance

As a technology professional by day and personal finance blogger by night, I have to be careful to make sure my work and life are in proper balance.   If not, I can really start to feel the stress, fatigue and all the other ill feelings that come with letting work overload or sit in first […]

12 Top Personal Finance Podcasts (Great for Your Commute!)

I know a lot of people have rough commutes. After living in two major metropolitan areas and having to patiently ride out the commute to and from the office each day – I get it. 30 minutes here, 45 minutes there, and before you know it, you’re on the road for over an hour everyday. […]