Dispute Credit Card Billing

Jan 28, 2016 by

Your credit card statement shows a billing you don’t recognize or the amount charged is higher than shown on the purchase receipt. Can you withhold payment? Well, yes, but it might be best if you didn’t. Here’s why.

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Stocks: Too Risky for Retireme...

Jan 21, 2016 by

For the third time just since 2000, markets are again illustrating why the standard “expert” advice to retirees to invest the lion’s share of their portfolios in stocks is, for most of these small investor retirees, not only wrong but inexcusably irresponsible.

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2015’s Top 5 Posts!

Jan 7, 2016 by

Did you miss any of 2015’s top 5 most-read Money Counselor articles? Find links to all here.

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362 Days ‘Til Christmas!

Jan 4, 2016 by

January credit card statements may deliver a nasty message for many: the real cost of 2015’s holiday spending will last through 2016!

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Holiday Giveaway!

Dec 23, 2015 by

FREE December 23, 24, and 25: my Simple Guides to Debt, Credit, and Wealth. Merry Christmas!

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4 Crucial IRA Tips

Dec 17, 2015 by

Turn down Jingle Bells just long enough to have a look at these 4 IRA tips. Money doesn’t grow on Christmas trees you know!

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Jumpstart an Emergency Fund

Dec 3, 2015 by

You’re focused on the holidays now, I get that. But when the New Year rolls around, make 2016 the year you finally get started on building an emergency fund!

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Happy Money

Dec 1, 2015 by

How you spend the money you have might have more impact on your happiness than greater wealth or income.

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Benefit of Saving $5,500

Nov 23, 2015 by

Hey: if you want to buy groceries, electricity, and gasoline when you stop working, you need to sock away some cash while you have paid employment. Social Security isn’t going to cut it. But if you need more motivation to save than avoiding being poor and miserable when you’re old, have a look at this.

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“Raise Your Credit Score...

Oct 29, 2015 by

Is your credit score less than what it ought to be? Check out this excerpt from volume 3 of the Money Counselor Simple Guides series, “Raise Your Credit Score the Right Way: Save Money and Open Doors”

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