Archive for August, 2013

If you are familiar with business finance at all, you know that a company’s balance sheet lists its assets and liabilities, for a point in time. It is basically a snapshot of the company on a given date. You as a consumer also have a balance sheet. Most people refer to their balance sheet as […]

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14 Easy Tips to Save Money in College

Posted by Kristen on August 7, 2013

It’s hard not to talk about money when you talk about heading off to college this fall. Between the cost of tuition, books and supplies, living expenses, and having less time to work since you’re in school, it can really add up to financial disaster. Now that I’ve finally starting dealing with my student loan […]

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Helping Out Your Kids: Making Loans to Children

Posted by Don on August 6, 2013

You always hear the old saying to never lend money to friends or family members. The reason for this is because you don’t want money to be a wedge in your relationship should the borrower skip out on payments. While I feel that this rule is a good one in theory, in practice it does […]

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4 Ratios to See How You Stack Up Financially

Posted by Don on August 5, 2013

Most everyone is aware of the importance of calculating our net worth for determining our financial well-being. But many of us are unaware of other easy financial ratio calculations that we can perform to get an even clearer idea of how we stand financially. The best parts of these financial ratios are that they are […]

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Finance Tips: Things to Stop Doing to Save Money

Posted by Madison on August 4, 2013

If you need a break from the hot summer sun, it’s time to look back at last summer and see what we were reading and enjoying! Here are some fun articles from the summer archives. In addition, be sure to scope out some of the great personal finance tips! Source: Kevin Dooley From the Summer […]

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The new BankAmericard Better Balance Rewards card offers an incentive if you pay more than your minimum due each month and on time… so we’re hoping this offer from Bank of America will appeal to a lot of MDP readers! You can earn up to $100 cash back per year. How to Earn Up to […]

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How to Save Money on Textbooks

Posted by Kristen on August 1, 2013

College is expensive. Even if you have been applying for scholarships or finding other ways to avoid student loans, there are many other costs besides tuition. One of the biggest costs in college is textbooks. Depending on your major and your school’s required textbooks, you could spend thousands of dollars per year on textbooks. But […]

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