We're in the middle of a search for a bigger vehicle for our family. We recently had our first child, and my wife's little Honda just isn't cutting it anymore when it comes to carting around the baby … [Read more...] about How To Save Money When Buying A Car
Archives for August 2010
In the past few days we've had some interesting (and scary!) news, which has sent a lot of investors scrambling and heading for the hills. The Hindenburg Omen has been tripped! The Omen, a technical … [Read more...] about Hindenburg Omen Tripped Again. Does It Foreshadow A Market Crash?
I recently wrote about the Making Home Affordable Loan Modification program that the Obama administration passed. The program was put in place to help homeowners to get some help in tough situations … [Read more...] about Nearly Half Of Homeowners Leave The Making Home Affordable Loan Modification Program
Times are tough in the U.S. and more people than ever are finding themselves in tough situations where they've lost a job and haven't been able to find something new. Unemployment is hovering around … [Read more...] about Should I Get A 401k Loan Or Do An Early Withdrawal To Help Us Through Tough Times?
A while back I wrote about how millions of homeowners are finding themselves underwater in their mortgage. In other words, they are finding that they owe more on their home than it is currently w … [Read more...] about Tax Implications Of Strategically Defaulting On Your Underwater Mortgage
Over the past couple of years we've seen the rates on online savings accounts drop like a rock. Most online savings accounts are currently hovering around 1-1.3% in interest earned on your money. In … [Read more...] about PerkStreet Financial Free Rewards Checking – Review: A Cash Back Checking Account? That’s Right!
We all have friends that love to buy the finer things in life. They drive nice cars, live in a big house, and when they dine out they always go to the expensive places with the trendy eats. In s … [Read more...] about Stop Acting Rich: Don’t Allow Displays Of Wealth To Substitute For Real Wealth
A few weeks back I wrote about how the 2001 and 2003 Bush tax cuts will be expiring at the end of the year. At the time it really seemed quite possible that the tax cuts would be allowed to expire, a … [Read more...] about Will The Bush Tax Cuts Be Extended? We Should Have An Answer Soon.
I haven't talked about insurance very much on this site, but I do think it is one of the more under-appreciated aspects of personal finance, and one that far too many people neglect. Insurance is s … [Read more...] about What Kind Of Insurance Do I Need To Have?
Earlier this year in February 2010, Credit Card Accountability, Responsibility and Disclosure Act (CARD) of 2009 took effect. The law was supposed to be a a consumer friendly piece of legislation … [Read more...] about Credit Card Companies Find New Ways To Take Your Money After Passage Of CARD Act Of 2009
This year my company informed us that our company's health care costs were starting to get out of control. Premiums for employees and for the company's portion of the bill were rising. With all the u … [Read more...] about How Does A Flexible Spending Account (FSA) Work?
We've all probably heard that we need to think about retirement, even from a young age. We're told that we need to get a retirement account, and start saving - the earlier the better! Have … [Read more...] about Personal Finance Basics: The Power Of Compound Interest