Sharpen Your Skills!

Sharpen Your Skills

Are your kids on the right track to financial independence?

For many of today’s young adults, the weakest link lies in learning the basics. According to a 2014 survey conducted by Harris Poll on behalf of Junior Achievement USA (2014 Teens and Personal Finance Survey), 40% of teens do not have a savings account, checking account, or debit or credit card, and 59% of teens do not have money management classes offered at their schools.

Achieving economic prosperity is difficult, and it’s especially hard for young people who’ve never learned how to manage money. Continue reading

7 Habits of Highly Frugal People

7 Habits of Highly Frugal People

By Dr. Penny Pincher, WiseBread

Frugal people who pay off their debt and achieve financial independence don’t succeed by accident. They establish habits that allow them to consistently reach their goals over the long haul.

During the past few years as a personal finance blogger and author, I have noticed that the most successful frugal people tend to follow a common set of habits. These same habits remind me of the traits that Stephen Covey detailed in his popular 1989 book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. For this article, I kept the original seven habits, but updated them for achieving financial independence today.

What are the seven habits that allow some people to excel at being frugal? Continue reading