Is Your 401(k) a Rip-Off?

Nov 1, 2013 by

You dutifully max out your 401(k) plan contributions every year, as the finance gurus recommend. But some plans may backfire and actually slash your retirement fund.

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Installment Loan Money Trap

Sep 5, 2013 by

You know payday lending is designed to entice you into very costly borrowing. So-called “installment loans” are just as nasty and can suck money out of your pocket faster than a $10 minimum blackjack game.

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The Guy Real Estate Gurus Hate

Sep 3, 2013 by

Have you seen this ad featuring a seeming Elvis impersonator hawking real estate investing advice?

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Diamonds and Dogs #17

Jun 13, 2013 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’ll mess you up (the Dog).

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Payday Loans for Dummies

May 7, 2013 by

You’ve probably heard of so-called “payday loans.” But do you really know how they work and why they’re a financial death trap?

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Diamonds and Dogs #16

Apr 1, 2013 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’ll mess you up (the Dog).

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Financial Adviser or Huckster?

Mar 27, 2013 by

When a financial adviser is advising, whose interests are foremost in the adviser’s mind?

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Wonga: So Wrong-a

Dec 17, 2012 by

Conjure an image of a loan shark. Got it? Now dress him up in bright, new clothes, and bless him with the smoothest, most genuine sales pitch you can imagine. What have you got? Wonga.

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Prepaid Cards Rarely Make Sens...

Dec 14, 2012 by

Please read if you know of a good reason to buy and use a prepaid credit card. Or if you don’t.

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Layaway: Just Say No!

Oct 31, 2012 by

In the never-ending quest by merchants to move cash from your pocket to theirs, so-called “layaway” has been resurrected and is being promoted vigorously as holiday shoppers grow merry. But does layaway make something affordable?

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