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I can remember as a kid when Pete Rose made headlines as the first singles hitter to make $100,000 a year. That was in 1970. “Charlie Hustle” made eleven times what the average worker made. 100 grand. One hundred thousand dollars. A “six-figure” salary.  That’s been the benchmark for financial success for a long time. Bring home that much money every year and you’ve made it. You can sit back and enjoy… Read More

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The recent recession took a toll on Americans’ saving habits. Nearly half aren’t ready for a personal financial emergency. We’re always told to have at least six months worth of savings on hand in case of a financial emergency. Fewer people are for whatever reason following that advice. A survey released this week by Bankrate.com found that: 22% of Americans say their emergency savings would cover no more than three months’ worth of expenses…. Read More

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This is the time of year when neighborhoods are packed with cars and crawling with people. It’s garage sale season. If you’re thinking of hosting your own sale, there are ways to make sure it’s a success. Tips to make money and not waste time No doubt, there are going to be a lot of neighborhood and individual garage sales this weekend… and weekends to come. Garage sales can be profitable if… Read More

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