Budgeting

  1. What is a common number for days payable outstanding? (DPO)?

    Understand the accounting term, days payable outstanding (DPO), and learn what the most common time period is for a company ...
  2. Strategic Bathroom Enhancements With Huge Returns

    Even modest investments to improve a small bathroom can yield considerable rewards.
  3. What is the best app to track my residual income?

    Learn about apps that help you manage and track your residual income whether you have complex portfolios with multiple investments ...
  4. How Your Government's Budgetary Decisions Impact the Public Sector

    Issues facing the public sector are not unlike some issues facing America’s oldest and largest companies, but with larger ...
  5. What is the most effective way to write a successful budget?

    Learn the best way to create a successful budget. Learn how to cut unneeded expenses without impacting what you need for ...
  6. What is the use of having revolving credit if your credit score suffers for using ...

    Is revolving credit right for you? The benefits greatly outweigh the risk when used responsibly, but it also has the ability ...
  7. Ready To Save Money While Eating Healthy?

    These six cheap and nutritious foods are a perfect way to deal with rising grocery prices while staying healthy.
  8. How does the Federal Reserve's set discount rate affect my personal finances?

    Discover how the Federal Reserve implements its chosen monetary policy through its discount rates, and how these actions ...
  9. Will Alex Tsipras Change The European Economy?

    A debt default and a Euro exit by Greece's leaders would likely cause more harm to Greece's economy than to the EU, of which ...
  10. What is the difference between operating cash flow and net income?

    Learn how net income is an income statement for a certain period of time, while cash flow shows inflows and outflows based ...
  11. How do you calculate operating cash flow in Excel?

    Lenders and investors can predict the success of a company by using the spreadsheet application Excel to calculate the free ...
  12. What Is Hollywood Spending On Oscar Campaigns?

    Here's a look at how much Hollywood is spending this awards season to take home the gold at the 2015 Academy Awards.
  13. Are You Spending Too Much?

    Post-holiday credit card bills are just one signal that it's time to cut back on spending. Here are others.
  14. What are common factors that lower your net worth?

    Net worth is determined by calculating financial assets versus liabilities. As the liabilities increase versus the assets, ...
  15. What does your net-worth consist of?

    Discover what your specific assets and liabilities are and how to classify the components that go into calculating your net ...
  16. How Many Credit Cards Do You Carry in Your Wallet?

    With the abundance of credit card offers in mailboxes, advertised on TV and offered at retail stores, it's no wonder Americans ...
  17. What Are Your New Year’s Financial Habits?

    By focusing on habits, you will adopt simple, sustainable behaviors that will put you on the path to achieving bigger and ...
  18. Money Lessons From Disney's Scrooge McDuck

    Forbes magazine ranked Scrooge McDuck as the richest fictional character in the world in 2013 with a net worth of $65.4 billion. ...
  19. 6 Signs You're Not Spending Enough

    If the sleeves of all your shirts are frayed and even your thrifty friends think you're a tightwad, consider reading this ...
  20. Know The Cost of Living Where You Plan To Retire

    When considering where to live after retiring, it's important to keep in mind the type of taxes that would have to be paid ...
  21. Failing To Build Wealth Despite Making Big Bucks?

    Lifestyle inflation occurs when 'you earn more, you spend more', and your spending ends up matching your earnings. Thus, ...
  22. What's Your Idea Of Budgeting?

    Is your idea of a budget simply spending till your checking account is nearly empty? Or worse, till your credit limit is ...
  23. Finding The Cheapest Burial Insurance

    And is even the least costly burial insurance a good buy? Be sure to compare it against term life or permanent life before ...
  24. How do I check the balance on my prepaid credit card?

    Check your prepaid credit card balance quickly using your phone or the Internet. Keeping track of your balance is easy and ...
  25. Holiday Savings: A Tip a Day Till Christmas

    Start planning and saving for the holiday season, to avoid starting the New Year with a mountain of holiday debt.
  26. When Taking Vows, Vow To Spend Less

    When we first went steady, it didin't matter that we had no money and weren't be able to support ourselves as newlyweds. ...
  27. Can Getting One Month Ahead Save Your Budget?

    My husband and I make a decent income but struggle to keep track of where it all goes and, more importantly, why it always ...
  28. Lifestyle Inflation: Decide If It's Ever Okay

    I recently started sorting out my thoughts whether lifestyle inflation is ever okay and, if so, how do you decide when it ...
  29. How can I increase my FICO score?

    Find out about a few simple, consistent ways to improve your credit score, including how to manage your credit card balances ...
  30. How long do typical debt management plans take to pay off debt?

    Find out more about how debt management plans are administered and what circumstances determine how long a management plan ...
  31. What debts don't have a statute of limitations applied to them?

    Learn what it means to have a statute of limitations applied to a debt, and find out which debts typically do not have a ...
  32. 3 Money Moves To Make Before A Career Change

    One of the measures of a healthy economy is workers' confidence in their ability to leave a job and find other employment. ...
  33. I Want Christmas To Be Debt-Free

    Fall is finally here, and everywhere I look I see pumpkin carvings, seasonal door hangings, and all kinds of pumpkin-flavored ...
  34. 13 Confusing & Scary Things Frugalists Do

    When I worked at a newspaper, I needed to confer with the photo department. A holiday potluck had taken place, and the shooters ...
  35. 7 Secret Fees Cutting Into Your Travel Budget

    We're in the midst of the travel-planning season, as solo travelers and families gear up for domestic and international holiday ...
  36. How I Budget With A Variable Income

    It seems like everybody's goal lately is to leave their job and become a freelancer.
  37. Planning A Fun, Frugal Halloween

    Tis' time for the spookiest holiday of the year and a record number of Americans are planning to participate in the scare ...
  38. 4 Tips To Cut Your Monthly Car Costs

    Seeing your hard-earned money get drained month after month by recurring fees and expenses can be incredibly frustrating.
  39. 3 Ways To Cheat Government Assistance Programs

    Government assistance programs are designed to give struggling Americans access to basic needs like health care, food and ...
  40. Are Your Children Destroying Your Retirement?

    I can still remember the days when the term "generation gap" was all the rage, back in the late 1960s and early 1970s.
  41. When To Drop Collision -- And Risk It All

    Thinking about dropping the collision coverage on your trusty but aging jalopy? You're most likely to do so after the car's ...
  42. Equipping Your Graduate With Wings

    After I graduated from high school, I moved out of my parents' home. Shortly after moving out I realized I wasn't quite as ...
  43. 10 Mistakes To Avoid When Trying To Save Money

    Addressing the issue of saving money is the most fundamental, yet neglected aspect of personal finance in the U.S. today.
  44. Six Steps To A Better Business Budget

    This easy but essential process helps owners ensure that their businesses can stay afloat.
  45. How To Avoid Buying A "Lemon" Product

    A lack of information can lead people into bad purchases and bad investments. Find out how you can avoid these lemons.
  46. How Your Finances Compare To The Average American

    The phrase personal finance is pretty apt; your budget, financial goals and income are all unique to you, but there are some ...
  47. 7 Tips To Bounce Back From A Credit Score Disaster

    Find out how to repair bad credit in seven simple steps.
  48. 8 Steps To An Organized Financial Life

    Check out these eight easy steps that can help you take the confusion out of your personal finances
  49. You Can't Live On Love

    If your head is in the clouds, check out this down-to-earth financial advice for couples.
  50. 9 Ways To Go Bankrupt

    It may seem obvious, anyone who continuously spends more than they are making will be facing bankruptcy in no time. But there ...
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    Here are five ways to make your home renovation worth the money and effort you put into it.
  2. Differences Between Private Foundations And Public Charities

    Here's a look at the differences between these types of charitable organizations.
  3. How To Monetize Your YouTube Channel

    YouTube's Partner Program helps users earn money through their channels. Find out how.
  4. The World's Most Valuable Private Companies

    In spite of the rewards going public can bring, some companies prefer to remain private, and they are very successful in this.
  5. Is Cyber Monday The New Black Friday?

    Cyber Monday is becoming more popular than Black Friday. Here's why.
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