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Coping With The Financial Struggles Of Post College Life

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: August 21, 2017 | Categories: Money Talk
Coping with financial struggles post college

Once you have graduated from college, the financial struggles start to get real. While you were having difficulty during college, you knew you had your loan to fall back on after a while to keep you ticking over. But now you are in the big wide world with a mountain of debt to pay, which […]

A Guide to Buying Your First Home

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: July 13, 2017 | Categories: Financial
A guide to buying your first home

There are few things in life as exciting, memorable and flat-out terrifying as buying a house for the first time. Even though this is an event that you have likely dreamed about for years, it can be quite daunting once the time actually arrives. In fact, the challenges involved with buying a new home can […]

City of Big Shoulders Ranks Among Top Spots for Accounting and Finance Professionals

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: July 12, 2017 | Categories: Financial
Financial recruiters in Chicago who are looking for talent or professionals searching for a new position will find that the Windy City is finance-friendly. Chicago

Financial recruiters in Chicago who are looking for talent or professionals searching for a new position will find that the Windy City is finance-friendly. Chicago, a city of 2.7 million, is an economic hub for both the Midwest and the nation. It has been named one of the top 15 cities for accounting careers by […]

Helpful Options and Resources for Your Finances

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: July 10, 2017 | Categories: Financial
helpful resources for finances

Are you still uncertain about the economy, and how it may, or may not, affect your personal finances? Looking for some helpful resources? The government gets a bad rep from people. Do our elected officials “let us down” occasionally? Of course, they do. Yet, they provide numerous resources for those who are willing to do […]

Get Your Family Finances in Order

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: May 18, 2017 | Categories: Financial, Money Talk
Get your family finances in order

Financial planning takes some of the stress out of family life. Many people associate budgeting with deprivation, but the opposite is true. When you have a good handle on your finances, it is actually freeing. It provides family security and allows you to set realistic goals for the future. Here are some steps to becoming […]

Why Women Should Talk About Finances #OwnMyFuture

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: April 7, 2017 | Categories: Money Talk, Savings
Why Women Should Talk About Finances #OwnMyFuture

Disclosure: This is a sponsored conversation for Prudential. I consider myself a smart woman. A woman who is business savvy. A woman who helps run a household and runs her own blog. Yet, I avoid talking about finances. To be honest, I’m slightly intimidated regarding certain financial topics. I’ve come to realize that when it […]

20 Ways You Can Save $600 This Year

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: February 29, 2016 | Categories: Financial, Money Talk, Savings
20 ways you can save $600 this year

Is there a place in your budget that can use a little help?  Most of us have weak spots or areas that we just don’t see as an issue.  If you feel like you need to save a little bit more, here are some tips to help you save $600 this year! 20 Ways to […]

Start Preparing Your Children Early

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: May 21, 2015 | Categories: Education, Financial, Parenting

With the way the world is constantly changing it is important that your children be well prepared to survive in the world. As a parent it is your duty to make sure that your children have the proper knowledge, skills and wisdom to be able to make sound decisions and take care of themselves. With […]

Better Options to Bridge the Gap for Those Who Need Money

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: October 2, 2014 | Categories: Guest Posts, Money Talk

Guest Post The most difficult thing about working is that paychecks rarely come on an acceptable schedule. Simply put, the money comes at one time, and the bills come during another. This can create major problems for people who are living paycheck-to-paycheck. What are they to do when they have car trouble, a dental emergency, […]

20 Money Saving Ideas

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: April 14, 2014 | Categories: Financial, Frugal Tips, Home and Garden, How To, Money Talk, Savings, Tips
Money saving ideas

I, like most everybody else, am looking for ways to save money. In my case, we are saving for our son’s college and our retirement. Not to mention that I am just frugal by nature and don’t like to waste money. So I’m always looking for money saving ideas. I’ve found some wonderful sites with […]