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...
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 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...
September 20, 2013
Foreclosure is easy. All you have to do is wait around in your home until the Final Judgment arrives and boots you out of the property. Short sales take a bit more...
September 19, 2013
Max was one of those guys who could hang up a gas nozzle with one hand... while pulling out his wallet with the other. But that wasn't what impressed me about his gas station payment dance.
It was the ten or twelve credit cards he...
September 17, 2013
On April 9, Senator Bill Nelson (D-FL) sponsored the Identity Theft and Tax Fraud Prevention Act of 2013, which aims to mitigate tax fraud in seven ways....
September 13, 2013
The Reverse Mortgage Stabilization Act of 2013 is one of the shortest bills to be signed into effect, but what do they say about a butterfly in China? Oh yes: if a butterfly beats its wings in China, then the reverberations could result in...
September 12, 2013
In the race for class president, these days Coverdell ESAs are the runner-up next to the increasingly popular 529 plan. But the race for...