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ShareBuilder Review – Easy to Use and Low Commissions, Great For the New Investor

ShareBuilder isn’t the lowest cost investment platform around, but it’s the complete package for the individual investor. Is it one of the best platforms you can get?  That will depend on what’s important to you, and what features interest you most. Who is ShareBuilder? ShareBuilder is part of Capital One which is one of the largest financial institutions in the US.  Capital One started in … [Read More...]

Personal Finance

Your Guide to Setting SMART Goals For Your Finances and More

It’s that time of the year where people start fresh and make new goals, many of those are financial. But are they smart goals? Did you know that according to a 2007 survey by British psychologist Richard Wiseman, 88% of resolutions end in failure? We tend to try to do too much with little willpower to achieve […]

7 Ways Your Finances are Scarier Than Zombies

Thanks to the Walking Dead zombies are more popular than ever this Halloween. You might even say they’re cool. But do you know what’s scarier than zombies?  Facing yet another Halloween with your financial demons! Here are 7 Ways Your Finances are Scarier Than Zombies…Read on…IF YOU DARE!!!

Don’t Ruin Your Finances! Watch Out for These 6 Behavioral Finance Mistakes

Behavioral finance is the study of how our behaviors affect our finances. In many ways, the way that we see the world, and our reactions to what is happening around us, define our finances. We might not even realize how our biases affect our finances. The first step to overcoming biases in your life, especially […]

All About Taxes

Paying Taxes with a Credit Card: Pros and Cons

Are you thinking of paying taxes with a credit card? The thought of clearing a debt with the IRS in one fell swoop is certainly appealing, and if your credit rating is not in good standing in order to obtain a bank loan, that credit card can sure look good. But is using a credit […]

Tools to Help Organize Your Taxes

When you’re down to the wire at tax time, organization is your best friend. Your best option is to stay organized year round so that you aren’t scrambling at tax time. There’s not much worse than trying to find a tax document right before you file your taxes or head to the accountant. Whether you are […]

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What Do You Think of New Year’s Resolutions?

This is the time of year where you come up with a list of resolutions for the New Year. Some want to exercise more.  Others simply want to lose weight.  Some want to save more money, while others want to get out of debt. What do you think of New Year’s resolutions? I’m not sure […]

Don’t Let Your Goals Fizzle Out! – 5 Reasons Goals Fail, and What You Can Do To Make Yours Succeed

It’s become a yearly ritual for many: Set ambitious goals for the New Year, tackle them enthusiastically for a few weeks, and then give up on them completely by March. This is a vicious cycle that encourages you to feel bad about yourself, and feel as though you’ll never get out of your rut. Whether […]

10 Tricks to Get Textbooks For Less Money (Because Tuition is Expensive Enough!)

Textbooks for less money. Now that would be helpful! When I went back to school some years ago I expected tuition to be higher, and it was.   That wasn’t a shock, though.  I know that tuition goes up every year and how expensive it is.  I was prepared for that. Know what shocked me? […]

Groupon American Apparel National Deal – Double Your Money, December 2015

You’ve heard me talk about Groupon before. I reviewed Groupon a while back.  They were the first big online deals site where you purchase a limited-time offer.  Many times, like for this deal, you get to double your money for purchases. The truth is I don’t usually mention deals here on Free From Broke, but this deal […]

Think Long Term When Shopping Black Friday and Cyber Monday

When you do your Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping don’t just think of things for the upcoming holidays — think long-term! Many sales are at their best on these days.  Black Friday kicks off the big end-of-the-year holiday shopping frenzy and lots of people use it as an opportunity to stock up on gifts […]

10 Essential Tips For Shopping Black Friday And Cyber Monday That Will Save You Money

Can you believe it’s November already?!? Know what that means?  Yeah, seeing family and overeating on Thanksgiving.  There’s that, sure. Know what else? Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping deals! These two days have turned into crazy whirlwinds of shopping and sales (actually the whole week is full of deals).  Do your homework and you can […]