ORGANIZE & SIMPLIFY YOUR FINANCES

http://fdic.gov/consumers/consumer/news/cnwin1011/Win1011Color.pdf

The FDIC publishes a periodical called “Consumer News”.  One edition headlines “You Can Organize and Simplify Your Financial Life: A How-To Guide“.   I am posting the link to the publication (PDF format) for online viewing, file saving and/or printing.  It’s got some really good basic advice! 

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April is National Financial Literacy Month

Probably has something to do with individual income tax returns coming due this month.   There are some good resource links in this article that I found at Financial Literacy and Education Commission (FLEC) The Financial Literacy and Education Commission (FLEC), established in 2003, developed a national financial education website, a hotline, and a National Strategy … Continue reading April is National Financial Literacy Month

Lessons on retirement savings from the rollercoaster stock market ride

From O’Brien: Lessons on retirement savings from the rollercoaster stock market ride By Chris O’Brien Mercury News Columnist Posted: 02/08/2011 05:08:43 PM PST Updated: 02/08/2011 08:56:41 PM PST The mail brought me a pleasant surprise the other day: my 401 (k) statement. It’s been a long time since I could say that; like most Americans, my 401 … Continue reading Lessons on retirement savings from the rollercoaster stock market ride

Make a personal-finance resolution or two

Make a personal-finance resolution or two By Claudia Buck / Sacramento Bee Posted: 01/09/2011 12:01:00 AM PST  from the Mercury News  http://www.mercurynews.com/business/ci_17007770 It’s that virtuous time of year for all those good intentions: Lose weight, clean out closets, learn a foreign language. For New Year’s resolutions involving money, there are two biggies: paying down debt and … Continue reading Make a personal-finance resolution or two

Mortgage assistance program questions answered

Mortgage assistance program questions answered From SFGate by Kathleen Pender Tuesday, January 11, 2011 Readers had some good questions about my Sunday column on California’s new mortgage assistance program for unemployed homeowners. I’ll answer them today, but first this update on the program, which began taking applications Monday. Four of the nation’s largest mortgage servicers … Continue reading Mortgage assistance program questions answered