Category: Financial

How To Survive A Recession By Saving Money

We are all feeling the pinch of the current economic climate, but there are ways to save money and weather the storm. Here are some tips on how to survive a recession by saving money. 1. Review your expenses and cut back where you can. We all have expenses that we can live without. Take…


How to invest during a recession

No one likes recessions. They’re terrible for the economy, businesses suffer and people lose their jobs. But from an investor’s perspective, recessions can actually be quite good. That’s because during tough times, asset prices usually go down. And when prices are low, savvy investors can pick up some great deals. Of course, investing during a…


The benefits of having a long-term financial plan

It can help you save for retirement, plan for financial emergencies and make the most of your money. So why do so few people have one? Part of the reason may be that people think financial planning is too complicated or time-consuming. But it doesn’t have to be. Here are a few tips to get…


Mother’s Day Basket Ideas For The Mom Who Deserves It All

It’s that time of year again! Time to start thinking about what to get the special lady in your life for Mother’s Day. If you’re stuck for ideas, we’ve got you covered. Check out our top Mother’s Day gift baskets that are sure to make any mom smile. For the mom who loves to pamper…


Paying Yourself First – Planning For Retirement

I’ve read a lot of articles and books over the last several years on planning for retirement, and one common theme among all of them is “Paying Yourself First”. That’s a somewhat unclear way of saying that you should save money for your future before spending on your current needs. There are all kinds of…


Financial KISS

KISS is an acronym for “Keep It Simple, Stupid” or, for the easily offended, “Keep It Simple, Silly”. It’s more than an acronym, though; it’s a valuable policy in general. I spent 7 or 8 years finding microprocessor bugs before changing jobs recently. One thing I could always count on when reading a specification was…