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Finances a Mess? Here’s Why and What to Do About It

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: October 27, 2017 | Categories: Financial
Finances a mess? Here's why

Finances a mess? If you’ve ever looked at your bank balance and vowed never to look at it again, had your card declined, had to borrow money from a relative, or all of those things, chances are you’re not dealing with your finances properly. It takes strength to admit that your finances are a mess, […]

In Debt? Face It Head On

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: October 12, 2017 | Categories: Financial
In debt? Face it head on

If you’re in any sort of debt, you need to tackle it head-on. You might think the majority of people reading this won’t be dealing with debt or if they are, they’ll be able to handle it. But that’s not true. According to research, the majority of Americans are in debt, and without intervention, most […]

Financial Mistakes: How to Heal Your Financial Regrets

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: September 26, 2017 | Categories: Financial
How to heal your financial regrets... woman worrying over bills and money

If you’ve ever made a financial mistakes in the past, you know how painful it can be. Perhaps you went a few months without paying your bills, or maybe you embarked on a business venture that didn’t work out. Whatever it is, the chances are that it hurts and it’s weighing heavy on your mind. […]

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 […]