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Monthly Archives: May 2014

How to Improve Your Credit Score

Credit score

Improving your credit score is one of the most common goals that people have relating to their financial life. A good credit score can help you to qualify for a mortgage, get better terms on a loan, etc. If you want to be able to plan out a successful financial future, a good credit score is usually a part of ... Read More »

When is the Best Time to Buy Life Insurance?

Life Insurance

I don’t talk about it much on Frugal Rules, but I spent five years in the life insurance industry prior to becoming a stockbroker. My wife also spent nearly ten years in the industry. Due to that, we commonly get asked when is the best time to buy life insurance and our answer is always the same – it’s going ... Read More »

How to Pay Off Debt Quickly

Pay off Debt

Nobody likes being in debt, HUGE understatement I know. 🙂 If given the choice, we would all prefer to be able to pay for our purchases and never have to deal with the issue of owing other people money. Unfortunately that’s not always the case given the number of people who have had to pay off debt in their lifetimes, ... Read More »

Three Reasons Why You Need an Emergency Fund

Emergency Fund

Of course, we all hope that we would never have a need to use an emergency fund. In a perfect world, we would be able to plan our expenses well in advance, and make sure that we have the resources available to take care of our obligations. Unfortunately, that isn’t how the world works at times. Large financial expenses come ... Read More »

Four Money Saving Tips for Your Vegetable Garden

Vegetable Garden

Now that the growing season is upon us, you might want to consider a vegetable garden as part of your money saving plan.  Even if you have minimal space to grow in, or have very little experience in gardening, there are ways that you can use vegetable planting to save your household a good bit of cash. Consider the money ... Read More »