A swathe of recently published surveys from across the globe show that most of us are more worried about money than we ever have been  in the past. The simple fact of the matter is that our money doesn’t stretch as far as it used to and, with wages not rising in line with inflation, […]


Lesser Known Credit Card Perks, Part II

by A Blinkin on April 14, 2014

I haven’t been blogging with any consistency recently (as you may have noticed). I’ll go 2-3 weeks without publishing a single article and then I’ll suddenly send out several posts without taking a breath. I blame this inconsistency on two things. One, I have been traveling a lot for work. And two, I live in a bubble […]


Is Now A Good Time To Buy?

by Guest on April 12, 2014

 By: Tali Wee of Zillow Prospective homebuyers have tons of details to consider before deciding whether to purchase a home.  It can become overwhelming to make such an expensive decision without extensive knowledge about the real estate industry or thorough understanding of mortgage rates, home values and the current market. After seeing headlines about underwater […]


Applying for jobs online has common benefits and challenges. On the positive side: Speed: You can search, sort and apply for relevant positions quickly. Updated Information: The latest positions are often updated in real time. Customization: You can quickly tailor resumes to particular positions. Unfortunately, the same speed and efficiency often bogs down an application […]


Ways To Save You Have Not Thought Of

by Guest on March 7, 2014

When it comes to saving money there are a multitude of ways to get started; but, all too often good intentions can fall by the wayside after a good month or two.  Here are some long-term, effective ways to get your cash flow “back into the black” without it being too painful a process. Different […]


Funancials – Through the Years

by A Blinkin on March 5, 2014

February 22, 2014 marked the 3-year anniversary of Funancials. Although the idea (to begin a blog) started brewing years before, I officially grew a pair of testicles and wrote my first blog post on February 22, 2011. It’s interesting to look back and compare my first blog post to my most recent articles. If you’ve […]


Running A Business From Home

by Guest on March 3, 2014

How to run a business from home? It’s a thornier question than it might at first appear and one that has puzzled and occasionally frustrated many small business owners. Let’s assume that question applies to someone who already has a great business idea rather than someone trying to think of one.  The real question is […]

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Attention Millennials, Stop Being Such Weenies

by A Blinkin on February 28, 2014

My very first job (that didn’t include selling lemonade) was as a Busboy at a restaurant. This wasn’t a chain that you can find anywhere in the United States. It was a very simple, small-town type of restaurant where “regulars” would often come together. The restaurant was officially established in 1941 and I don’t think […]


Being in debt can sometimes bring the hustler out of us. There’s nothing worse than having looming debts hanging over your head, and no doubt you’ll want to get back into the clear as soon as possible. If you’re looking for some ideas on just how you can hustle your way out of debt, and […]


Cell phones have become immersed in our daily lives, especially the time we spend punching the clock. Cell phones have given a whole new meaning to the word productivity, and while some studies are quick to point out that phones can be a distraction and nuisance, they very often leave out the myriad of benefits […]