Bad Spending Habits…And How To Fix Them [Infographic]

This week’s Financial Infographic  focuses on what anyone can struggle with: bad spending habits. There are a lot of people with bad spending habits, and it’s not just those that are broke, seem irresponsible, or can’t find a job. Many people are susceptible–and often unaware–of the bad spending habits laid out in this financial infographic. […]

Get Out of Debt Basics

Every day, people look for options for how to get out of debt. I started this get out of debt series with my personal story a few weeks ago, and today we will discuss options anyone can do when looking to get out of debt. It isn’t complicated, but they will definitely help you get […]

A Personal Experience With Stopping The Debt Cycle

I don’t think people intentionally take on debts they can’t afford. People borrow with the best intentions but sometimes find themselves in a debt cycle of borrowing more than they can pay back. The debt cycle starts innocently but can quickly spiral out of control. My Debt Cycle Story My debt cycle started with my […]

How to Avoid Money Anxiety

Money anxiety is something that can affect anyone and can show itself in many different forms. The stresses of budgeting, debt, paying for a child’s post secondary or reaching financial goals can all cause money anxiety. How to Avoid Money Anxiety: Address the Stress The first step to decreasing or avoiding your money anxiety is […]

Make My Money Grow Part 3: Should I Invest Or Pay Off Debt?

Some people are thrifty. Some are frugal. Both can be great at saving, and even at paying off debt. All wise choices. But saving is not the same as investing. Saving will pile up your money, while investing can make your money grow itself. But if you hold some debt, should you invest or pay […]

How The Average American Spends Their Money [Infographic]

This week’s infographic may take a tilt of the head at first to read, but don’t fret. It gets much easier to read and understand after the intro paragraphs. It’s a great visual guide to what we owe and where we spend our money–or at least how the “average American” does so. You already know […]

How To Make Your Money Grow Part 1: Educate Yourself

The founding principle behind All Things Finance is this: as a financial advisor JW recognized the financial illiteracy that is rampant in this country. Therefore the need for financial education is immediate. Not just for the novice, but even for someone who regards themselves as a seasoned investor. We like to grow—and want to. If […]

Debt Consolidation: Ripoff or Real?

Debt consolidation is topic I know a lot about. My husband and I are currently enrolled in a debt management program, just one of many debt consolidation options. When we first started seeking out different options our emotions ranged from being overwhelmed, angry and finally, relieved. If you don’t do your homework on different debt […]

Bills ‘n’ Spills — Bringing Family Finances Back Into the Black

Providing for a family is just as difficult as bringing up well-behaved children. The mortgage needs paying and the bills need settling, and all the while the children need books for school, food, new clothes, and other necessities. You’re starting a legacy and the last thing you need is your family finances in the red […]

Credit Cards: What’s Available These Days?

The following article was submitted by guest poster Shay Quincy. If you already have a credit card, looking for a new bit of plastic might be the last thing on your mind – but it’s worth doing your research. Finding the right deal could save you money in the long run, so let’s take a […]