Matt Kelly

Teach your children well: save, give, spend

The beliefs, behaviors and habits we develop about money during our childhood can last a lifetime. For better or worse, they can affect our attitudes about spending and saving as adults. Parents...

DATE: Sept. 7, 2010 | COLUMN: Money Savvy

Workers’ debt can be company’s problem

Employees with personal-finance problems can be a drag on a company’s bottom line.The stress and anxiety that come with money issues at home can lead to diminished productivity at work, health...

DATE: Aug. 3, 2010 | COLUMN: Money Savvy

Remember your vacation, not credit-card bill

Don't let the enduring memory of your next vacation be a credit-card bill and its growing balance. I vividly remember the dread that came with vacations paid for by credit card. Every charge from...

DATE: July 7, 2010 | COLUMN: Money Savvy

Success stories: Eliminate debt, build savings

For the last several months, I've discussed some of the tools essential to creating true financial independence.As you know, transforming your relationship with money is possible. With a goal and a...

DATE: May 12, 2010 | COLUMN: Money Savvy

Create true financial independence

Every day I hear about people's dreams for financial independence, but every day I also see people struggling on anendless treadmill.They work more to buy more to create more happiness. This is...

DATE: April 14, 2010 | COLUMN: Money Savvy

Eliminate your personal-money roadblocks

Succeeding in any endeavor depends on knowing where you are and where you want to go. And when it comes to aspects ofyour life such as personal finance, wellness or physical fitness, you also must...

DATE: March 17, 2010 | COLUMN: Money Savvy

Let big goals lead you out of personal debt

For years I made a New Year's resolution to take control of my personal finances, and for years I broke thatresolution. I was in good company - four out of five people fail to keep their...

DATE: Jan. 20, 2010 | COLUMN: Money Savvy

Don't let money and dreams slip away

Every dream has a financial component, but careless spending can steal those dreams. Fortunately, gaining control ofyour money can be as simple as using a few common envelops. By making the choice...

DATE: Dec. 30, 2009 | COLUMN: Money Savvy

Budget is way for stabilizing your finances

Taking control of your personal finances can change more than your relationship with your checkbook; it can change yourlife. Whether you are struggling with debt or have a little extra in the...

DATE: Nov. 25, 2009 | COLUMN: Money Savvy

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