Recently, I led a discussion with a group of financial planners who wanted to improve their marketing. One planner shared how they had been checking all the right tactical boxes and following a number of best practices for content marketing, but still weren't seeing the results they really wanted. "I've built a strong social media presence," they shared, "but I'm struggling to get followers to convert. What should I do?"
Smart couples know they need to plan ahead to create the wedding they want without letting the wedding expenses get out of hand. But that can be easier said than done, especially for such a big day.
You know that feeling when you write a blog post you think is brilliant, but when you hit publish, all you hear is crickets? Most bloggers, freelancers, and entrepreneurs with business blogs have struggled at one point or another to get an audience to show up and engage. So what’s going wrong?
It can happen to anyone: You may eventually find yourself with a negative balance in your bank account from overspending.
When a transaction clears, and you don’t have the balance to cover the total charge, you overdraw your account. This leaves you with a negative balance and is known as an overdraft.
If you’re coming out of college with student loan debt, you may feel like you’re not making enough each month to cover your living expenses and make your student loan payment. And in fact, you may be right — depending on your starting salary, you may need to drastically lower your student loan payment. But how?
Getting ready to launch a brand-new business? That's a big and exciting move to make—but there are a lot of mistakes you could make along the way if you're not paying attention.
Sure, not all mistakes are bad, especially if you learn from them. But if you know the potential pitfalls many new entrepreneurs fall into, you can increase your own chances of success by learning from the mistakes others have made. Here are five common ones to avoid.
In college, you may feel like the only kind of report card you need to think about is your transcript. But if you want to enjoy financial success in addition to academic achievement, there’s another type of grading system you should know about: your credit score.
Feel like you’re living in a college bubble? At least you can be informed about it! There are a lot of positive trends happening in higher ed for both students and families. Here’s why you should feel optimistic about your college education.
I want to be clear from the get-go: My brand was not built in seven days.
I quit my day job doing data entry 5 years ago to hang out my shingle as a freelance writer. At the time, I didn't even have a professional website or official portfolio; just a personal finance blog and a handful of links to share with people interested in hiring me.
Thankfully, my work spoke for itself. Despite lack of a serious and polished online presence, I quickly grew from freelance writer to content marketing co...
If you’re self-employed, you probably set aside a little time each quarter for business planning, when you can develop new, exciting ideas on how to grow and reach your annual goals. But do you make time for tax planning, too? If not, you should start now. After all, tax planning is an important part of managing your income when you’re on your own — even if you’re doing it at the last minute. Luckily, it’s not too late to get your tax situation squared away. Here’s an overview of the dates, d...
Whether you freelance or run your own business as an entrepreneur, you work hard to create valuable products and services that clients and customers want. In return, you enjoy the freedom and flexibility that come from running your own show. There are downsides of making your own living, though. You’re solely responsible for paying your own expenses. And you don’t have an employer to help you build a nest egg for retirement.
Want to start a blog, but feel like the topic you want to blog about is already so overdone?
You don’t have to come up with the most innovative, unique, and groundbreaking idea in the world before you can have a successful blog. You just need to focus on a few key areas.
If you feel pressured to spend more money than your budget allows, seasonal retail jobs could be a great solution. A festive way to earn a little extra money, it could be the perfect solution to alleviate some of that pressure brought on by the end-of-the-year holidays.