Your First Job & How to Make Extra Cash

Your First Job & How to Make Extra Cash

Once you turn 16, you’re generally able to start working in the United States. On my 16th birthday, I went down to a local restaurant and applied to be a waitress, which turned into my first job. I learned a lot and wanted to pass along some of my wisdom, and ideas on how to [...]

5 Tips for Finding Great Vacation Deals

5 Tips for Finding Great Vacation Deals

My husband and I love to travel. When the recession hit, like everyone, we tightened our belts. It looked like vacations were going to be a casualty. But time away is important; we all need to relax and recharge. Believe it or not this is actually a perfect time to travel and you can do [...]

How To WOW a Banker When You Need to Borrow Money for Your Business

How To WOW a Banker When You Need to Borrow Money for Your Business

If you are an electrician or a plumber, the tools of your trade are obvious.  The basic tools and techniques used by bankers to assess a loan request for a business are relatively simple but a little more difficult to decipher.  Larger companies have full time business managers who know what to provide and they [...]

5 Important Credit Card Tips

5 Important Credit Card Tips

Credit cards are just one of many valuable tools that can help you build financial success.  The point that most young people miss though is, with great financial power comes great financial responsibility.  Here are (in my opinion) the five most important things to know about credit cards:   1)      Your interest rate.  For a [...]

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