October 7, 2013
I hate it when my friends perform better than I do. Not that I wish them any worse. I just wish I were doing slightly better. Fortunately, it is always possible to improve my financial outlook by...
October 4, 2013
A growing number of companies figure employees will perform better if they have something to gain.
About 28 million American employees own stock in the company they work for, according to a survey by the...
October 4, 2013
Savvy diversification – a thoughtful mix of stocks and bonds – is much more important to long-term investing than any number of hot stock tips from your cousin’s barber.
Or was it your barber’s cousin?
Fortunately, you can buy stock...
October 3, 2013
Are you struggling to save money? Don’t worry, you’re not alone! For most people, saving money is an afterthought. But before you get ready to pay for...
October 2, 2013
Like many parents, my nine-year-old’s education and her eventual career choice are extremely important to me. So I spend a lot of time online seeking information about how I can help and guide her to make the best choices.
September 27, 2013
I recently wrote about rewards credit cards and how a friend of mine manages to juggle a keychain-full of plastic like a professional circus...
September 26, 2013
It doesn't matter how many times you transfer credit, or what introductory APR you can find. If you are spending more money on a regular basis than you are earning, your debt will continue to worsen until...
September 25, 2013
Recently, I wrote about a few of the primary features of 529 plans, and I focused on qualities proven to provide higher returns. Suffice...
September 24, 2013
Generally speaking, whenever you settle a debt for less than you owed, the difference counts as income – taxable income.
A short sale is a form of debt...
September 23, 2013
How do you tell your mother the reverse mortgage she is considering would lead her, slowly and steadily into homelessness?
Don't get me wrong. Reverse mortgages...