Your Own Personal Money Machine

Financial security is something that everyone desires. And if you’ve spent any time on this site you will know how important it is to plan for your future financially. One way many people invest for their future is through a plan like a 401k or an IRA that will allow them to grow their nest egg outside of their jobs.

The problem is that investing is tricky. It’s a realm filled with uncertainty.

According to Gallup polls the average age of expected retirement in the United States has risen to 66 from 63 in 2002. That means that most Americans are less sure about their financial future than they were 13 years ago.  Average Retirement age

Let’s take a look at four types of investments you can make. This will allow you to grow your future with confidence. [Continue reading]

Money – How to Get It and Keep It

By Doug Casey

Editor’s note: Casey Research founder Doug Casey literally wrote the book on profiting during economic turmoil. His book, Crisis Investing, spent multiple weeks as No. 1 on the New York Times bestseller list and became the best-selling financial book of 1980. Today, he is one of the most entertaining and controversial newsletter writers in the world.

Doug believes America is headed for a huge financial disaster. In today’s weekend Masters Series essay, he shares some of the ways to protect yourself and prosper in an economic crisis. Even if you disagree with Doug, this essay – originally published in June 2012 – will teach you plenty…

FortuneEven if you are already wealthy, some thought on this topic is worthwhile. What would you do if some act of God or of government, a catastrophic lawsuit, or a really serious misjudgment took you back to square one? One thing about a real depression is that everybody loses. As Richard Russell has quipped, the winners are those who lose the least. As far as I’m concerned, the Greater Depression is looming, not just another cyclical downturn. You may find that [Continue reading]

6 Tips To Improve Your Money Management Skills


If you find yourself always short of funds, it doesn't necessarily mean you're not making enough money. The real cause might be poor money management skills, such as living without a budget or not tracking your spending closely enough, or paying too … [Continue reading]

Is Beach Rental Affordable on a Budget?

Affordable beach rent on a Budget

Many people are struggling financially perhaps due to a lack of work experience, working part-time while attending college classes or simply the overall economy. Younger families may also be paying student loans or have other expenses to contend … [Continue reading]

Five Tips to Plan for a Natural Birth

Five Cheap Ways to Plan for a Natural Birth

Many women today are hoping to have a natural birth so they can be comfortable as they welcome their new baby into the world. Natural births have many advantages, but it is important for you to take the time to prepare for one. Preparing beforehand … [Continue reading]

How the Nautica Beach Chair Saved Me Hundreds of Dollars

Nautica Beach Chair

This being prime vacation season I thought I'd tell you a bit about my vacation. On Monday I set out from Virginia on my way to a week on the coast of South Carolina. Fortunately for us the sharks are hanging out a few hundred miles North of here. … [Continue reading]

Frugal Tips for Large Families

Frugal Big Family

It is not easy to save money, especially when providing for a large family. Lots of kids means lots of driving, activities, and doctors’ visits. Fortunately, there are ways that big families can reduce their spending. Below is a list of tips that … [Continue reading]

Pinching Pennies: Five Tips For the Money Savvy Family

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The increasing cost of living is making it more difficult for families to save money than ever before. Fortunately, there are many ways families today can live frugally. Here are five tips to cut monthly expenses and live within your means. Tip 1: … [Continue reading]