Why Pay ATM Fees?

Jul 25, 2016 by

I invite you to explain to me why anyone would choose to pay a fee to access their own money when they don’t have to. Please.

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Are Loan Co-Signers Saps?

Jul 12, 2016 by

When your young adult kid or brother asks for help getting credit, it’s hard to say “no.” What’s the worst that can happen when you co-sign a loan?

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Money Start-Up Guide

Jul 5, 2016 by

Your education is complete, and you’re just starting in the working world. Here are the essentials for launching your personal finance “career.”

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Save Money With LEDs!

Jun 22, 2016 by

Here’s a sales pitch on converting your home to LED lighting. And no I’m not getting into the LED business. 🙂

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Diamonds and Dogs #27

Jun 13, 2016 by

I share my latest picks for three pieces of online content with the power to help you make better money choices (the Diamonds), and one that can put the bite on you (the Dog).

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Cheap Summer Fun

Jun 6, 2016 by

A fun-filled and memorable summer doesn’t have to cost a lot! Check these ideas for having a blast on a budget.

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Facebook Your Net Worth

May 31, 2016 by

Many readers have been inspired by my last post to make public on Facebook their net worth statements. But they’re unsure how to create a net worth statement. Here’s how!

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Beating the Joneses

May 23, 2016 by

Post on Facebook your net worth statement if you really want to save more.

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$400

May 16, 2016 by

Nearly half of respondents to a 2014 U.S. Federal Reserve survey said they’d have to borrow, sell something, or otherwise scramble to cover a $400 emergency expense.

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Tax Free IRA Distribution

May 10, 2016 by

Here’s how to stiff Uncle Sam on the tax on required minimum distributions from your traditional IRA. No offshore tax haven needed. 🙂

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