For some, deciding when to cut financial ties is easy. In my situation, it was the day I left for college: ..
Every once in a while, life will deal us a disaster: someone dies, the primary household income disappears, ..
I saved my biggest fear for last. In the next twelve months, my wife and I will likely move forward with ..
While I was reading a thread at The Consumerist on ways to get started with credit, I found myself ..
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Once every few months, I will purchase an item at the store, take it home, and discover a serious problem ..
Recently, a reader left this comment on an earlier post about the auto lease trap: What if you lease ..
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Several readers have written me excitedly asking how exactly I do some of the calculations on this site ..
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Several times during the ongoing discussion of financial independence on this site, readers have asked ..
I described my financial meltdown, when I reached a point where there was more money going out each month ..
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This year, I’ve made a commitment to start a Roth IRA and I’ve developed a very specific plan ..
Recently, my wife and I have come to appreciate the huge amount of free community activities and entertainments ..
Supermarkets are designed to mess with your mind. I believe firmly that they are designed by a room full ..
I was only seven when my grandfather passed away, but during the last year and a half of his life, he made ..
Yesterday, a local talk radio show did a segment on the ethics behind car title loans and rent-to-owns. ..
Now that my wife and I are on firm financial footing (and it took much less time than we thought it would ..
I used to waste tons of money on silly little things. I did it so often and so regularly that I didn’t ..
When people discover a problem with their credit score, they often act rashly, doing things that seem ..
Recently, an old friend of mine came to me quite upset. She was drowning in debt, much like I was, and she told ..
Just seven months ago, I was on the edge of bankruptcy. I had more than 10K in credit card debt, owed ..
After digging myself out of a financial meltdown, I realized I needed to start investing for the long ..
In an ever-changing fast-paced world, most of us are accustomed to doing things now, and long-term financial ..
A few weeks ago, I wrote an overview of what treasury notes, bonds, and bills are and how they work. ..
I enjoy listening to music as I write (especially this album, the greatest thing I’ve ever heard). ..
Lately, I’ve been using Google Finance more and more as a place to keep tabs on individual stocks. ..
Every once in a while, I look through my collections of various media (more specifically, DVDs, books, ..
After my post yesterday about essential cookbooks, a reader contacted me by instant messenger to ask a really ..
When I look back over the biggest spending splurges in my lifetime (excepting those that were carefully ..
There comes a time in every person’s life when they realize that their current job is simply sucking ..
Once you begin investing, you’ll find yourself receiving a wide array of financial documents. One of the most ..