Do Wealthy People Need An Emergency Fund?

Do wealthy people need an emergency fund? More than many people realize...

We all experience emergencies at some point or another, right? Unfortunately, 62% of Americans can’t cover an unexpected $500 car repair, according to Bankrate. The need seems so prevalent to those who are already strapped for cash, but what about the ones who aren’t? Do wealthy people need an emergency fund, too? Do Wealthy People Need An Emergency Fund? It all looks so glamorous on the

4 Phrases to Avoid That Ignite Money Fights In Marriage

Here are a few phrases that could potentially ignite money fights in marriage.

Money is the #1 cause of stress in a relationship, according to a survey released by SunTrust Bank. Divorces occur every day due to money fights in marriage. Since money will be a part of every relationship, throughout its entirety, let’s install a solid defense system against those damaging phrases that could ignite conflict. Instead of sharing what you could say to your significant other about

Is There a Money Prayer That Really Works?

Is there a money prayer that really works? Let's take a look at what scripture says.

Is there a money prayer that really works? I firmly believe there is nothing God cannot do; however, expecting $100 dollar bills to fall from the sky after you rub a lamp and pray for your three wishes isn’t likely to get you anywhere. If, however, you pray for guidance and wisdom over your finances, that is the kind of prayer that really works. Scripture says

7 Simple Debt Payoff Strategies You Can Use Today to Smash Debt

I've tried each of these debt payoff strategies and they definitely smash debt!

Ever play Angry Birds? There is something so gratifying about watching those pudgy birds smash into a crumbling fortress, isn’t there? That got me thinking, it’s too bad debt payoff strategies can’t be as effective. Or can they? Not everyone can light some TNT under their tower of debt and incinerate it. Now that would be a popular app. It takes much more time, patience, and hard work

Is JK Rowling Still a Billionaire?

Is J.K. Rowling still a billionaire? Find out how her generosity trumped her status here.

One of the most famous “rags to riches” stories in our time is Joanne “J.K.” Rowling. The author of the world famous Harry Potter series wowed the world again in 2012 by purposely directing her riches in the opposite direction. Now the curious world is asking the question: “Is JK Rowling still a billionaire?” Lots of famously wealthy people give to charity, but Rowling gave

4 Traits for Success Among Wealthy Women from All Walks of Life

If you enjoy learning traits for success, here are some from four wonderfully successful women.

Everybody loves an underdog. We love a rags to riches story of a woman beating the odds and carving out a well-earned life of wealth. But, what about the woman who woke up one day with a billion dollar share in her family’s company? What traits for success do wealthy women from all walks of life have to offer us? Does their advice even apply

5 Unique Ways to Invest $20 and Make Money

If you're looking for some non-traditional ways to invest $20, here are five to get you started.

What’s the most conventional way to invest money? The stock market? A 401K? Those are terrific and can make you very wealthy when used accordingly, but if you have a few bucks in your wallet and want a few unique ways to make it grow, here are five ways to invest $20 and make money. 5 Unique Ways to Invest $20 and Make Money You

What Bluebirds and First-Generation Millionaires Have In Common

It's weird, but true. Here is something bluebirds have in common with first-generation millionaires.

The other day, I was reading a book about backyard birds in North America to my 3-year-old. I’ll admit; it wouldn’t have been my first choice, but sometimes my kids are more mature than me. That’s when it dawned on me. These common birds are doing their best to build nest eggs just like us. In fact, one of them exhibits habits that remind me

How We Bought a House Using the 52-Week Money Saving Challenge

Take a look at some of the long-term perks of the 52-week money saving challenge. It worked great for my family!

My husband and I took a nontraditional route as newlyweds and didn’t buy a house for five years. We wanted to, especially when our children came on the scene, but our focus was paying off debt and saving up a down payment. The catalytic moment for our house fund was the day we discovered the 52-week money saving challenge. If you’ve ever owned a house,

7 Ways to Save Over $1,000 By Taking the 52-Week Money Challenge

I finally figured out how to spice up my savings habits. Here are a few ways using the 52-Week Money Challenge!

When my husband and I were going through an extremely frugal season of our lives (in other words, we were broke), it seemed almost impossible to save much money. We put away whatever we could toward emergencies and were, thankfully, living debt-free, but that was all we could do. That was until we decided to take the 52-Week Money Challenge. This is the challenge that