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How to Budget When You Have an Irregular Income

How to Budget When You Have an Irregular Income

Because not everyone works a salary-based 9 to 5 job, irregular income is an issue many people deal with. Especially the self-employed, that includes freelancers, independent consultants and those involved in direct sales and multi-level marketing. Irregular income...
What Does “Afford” Mean, Anyway?

What Does “Afford” Mean, Anyway?

The word “afford” is one that gets tossed around a lot – especially among those considering a large purchase. I wonder, though: How many of us have stopped to think about what the word afford actually means? The dictionary defines it this way: af·ford əˈfôrd/...
Common Payment Scams

Common Payment Scams

It’s no secret, fraud is on the rise. Unfortunately, fraud has become so common, it is getting to the point where it is not news anymore. And, we know the truth of the old adage, Out of sight, out of mind. If we go by that truth, taking fraud reminders off the front...
Can You Afford to Drive a Used Car? (Part 4)

Can You Afford to Drive a Used Car? (Part 4)

In Part 1 of this series, we talked about new-car depreciation, in Part 2 we talked about the benefits of buying a used vehicle and in Part 3 we discussed some of the tradeoffs to consider when not buying a new car. In this last part, we will talk about things you can...