Here are some articles that caught my eye this week…
When you are struggling to get out of debt, you don’t need to be spending large sums on entertainment. Your focus needs to be on getting that debt paid off as quickly as possible so that you can get your family to a healthy place financially. That said, you still need to have some fun. There are many creative ways that you can have fun and create memories without spending a great deal of money.
Many will be traveling to visit family both for Thanksgiving and also as we move into the Christmas holidays. Here are some ways that you can travel without breaking your budget.
I’m convinced that one of the reasons so many people struggle financially is they never really had anyone teach them good financial practices. As a parent I think this is one of the most important things we need to pass along to our children. Money affects so many aspects of life. Having a healthy understanding of money and its role is vital.
This can be a very delicate issue. There is a fine line between helping and enabling. In addition, there is great danger in loaning a family member money or co-signing a loan. If they do not or cannot repay it can cause irreparable damage to your relationship with a loved one. The better alternative if you have the money is to just give it to them as long as you are not enabling.
In America, Black Friday is the day after Thanksgiving. It has almost become a holiday as stores offer huge discounts to get Christmas shoppers in their stores. While it is possible sometimes to get some great deals, be careful the deals don’t get you.
Identity theft is a real problem and while if your identity is stolen you are not liable for the charges run up by the thief, it can still be a hassle that may take months to clean up. While these 10 tips do not guarantee that your identity won’t be stolen, they’ll go a long way toward protecting you.