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Blog Title: Personal Finance Management Guide

Blog URL: http://personal-finance-management.blogspot.com/

Feed URL: http://feeds.feedburner.com/PersonalFinanceManagementGuide

Blogger Name: Marie Claire Cooper, CMA

Blog start date: May 28, 2007

About the Blog: We all know that money truly is one of the essences of real life. Art, music, culture, family, travel, recreation and sports – there isn’t anything you can name that could not be improved and enhanced by your having more money. And that really what this blog is all about.

Personal finance is not a given. It doesn’t happen automatically. And, with all due respect, sitting down with your paycheck once or twice a month and deciding which bills you can pay is no way to prosper and get ahead. Regardless of how much you earn, you need to take control. You need to say, “Okay, enough! I’m not going to spend the rest of my life living from paycheck to paycheck.”

But simply acquiring a home or a car or anything else isn’t enough. Not in today’s world. How do you shield yourself and your family from loss? And how do you make sure you’re not driven to bankruptcy if you become disabled? And, what about making sense of all the various options for health insurance?

Once you’ve gotten your personal-financial house in order and have made certain that your loved ones are protected, it may be time to think about investing. From time to time I will provide tips or information on planning your finances, banking, credit cards, buying a car, finding a home, homeowner insurance, disability insurance, investing, saving for college, taxes, estate planning and other things based on my personal and professional experience.

About the Author: I resigned from my job a couple of months ago because I was accepted as a research student at a university Japan for a year. After this I hope I will be accepted as a student in their Economics doctoral program.

Currently, I am staying at international student’s dormitory and living on my savings and scholarship stipends. Being frugal here is quite challenging because Japan have a high standard of living and prices of consumer goods is quite steep.

I am a certified management accountant by profession. I used to work for several Fortune 500 companies in New York City. I also worked as an investment manager in Singapore specializing in Forex, but before that I have a short stint in a company in India. I had decided to come-up of this idea to write a blog as a hobby.

Anyway, knowledge is good only if it is shared. I hope this guide will help those who are finding the way around, just like me. I wish we could build a community where we can discuss topics on the wide range of personal finance subjects from investing, taxes, insurance to retirement.

Where is Home Sweet Home?: I grew up in Brewster, New York and currently a graduate research student at a university in Kyoto, Japan.

Approximate post frequency: 2- 3 times a week

Blog Categories (on this wiki): Personal Finance Bloggers, Frugal Bloggers, Investing Bloggers

Specializations: Shopping Tips, Investing the Right Way, Personal Finance Planning, Savings and Credit, Voluntary Simplicity

Highlights: 10 Easy Steps to STOP Shopping Addiction and Compulsive Spending (Shopaholism), Four Simple Financial Rules You SHOULD Know before DIVORCE, An Easy Way to Paying Down your Credit Cards, Free Personal Finance Guide E-Books, Recommended Readings, Seven Proven Tips for Investing Success

Memberships: TIM Links, Money Hackers, PFBlogs, Frugal Hacker, SnowFlake Revolution, Wpersonal Finance, BlogHer, PoshMama

Favorite quotations: If women didn't exist, all the money in the world would have no meaning.
-Aristotle Onassis
For the uncontrolled there is no
wisdom, nor for the uncontrolled
is there the power of concentration;
and for him without concentration
there is no peace. And for the
unpeaceful, how can there be happiness?

Social Networking Memberships: Facebook, Myspace

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This article is based on an article from Finwikian, available under the GFDL, content later converted into CC-BY-SA.