August 25, 2009

How To Get Free E-Books

During a recent bus ride, Jessica Goldstein, a fellow passenger, was staring into her cell phone. But she was not sending out text messages or checking e-mail. Classic literature had bookmarked her attention.Goldstein, a technical writer, uses her cell phone as an electronic book gadget. […]

Join Me for a Live Online Chat Thursday Night

This coming Thursday, August 27, I will be hosting an online chat session. Please feel free to join me on Money Quantum, a social network for people whose lives involve money, to chat about personal finance, investing, blogging or anything else we feeling like chatting about. I will share more information about Money Quantum later. […]

Thrive as a Starving Writer--Lessons from the Experts

By Philip Brewer The web is full of advice for starving writers. And why not? Any writer has heard the advice "Write what you know," and one thing many writers know is about being a starving writer. Oddly, most of their advice is on writing. […]

Help a Reader: Found Money

I recently had this questioned emailed to me from a reader: I have inherited mutual funds from Invesco Industrial Fund. […]

The Seven Enemies of Financial Success

Earlier today, I wrote about Brett Wilder’s The Quiet Millionaire. It’s different than most personal finance books I’ve read. It’s targeted at those who are further along their financial journeys rather than at those just starting out. Still, there are bits and pieces in The Quiet Millionaire that are applicable to everyone. […]

Shopping for Homeowner’s Insurance on a Condo

We’ve been busy shopping around for home insurance for the condo that we’re buying. I’ve contacted several agents by phone and e-mail looking for a good deal. […]

Use Questions as a Basis for Selling Yourself

Yahoo lists six questions you should ask at an interview as follows: What are the opportunities for advancement, and do you typically promote from within? What types of training programs do you offer? While researching your firm I learned that the company recently [fill in the blank]. […]

Best Deals For Tuesday 8/25/09

By Paul Michael Today's WISEBUY. Land's End Men's And Women's Shoes From $4.99 + FREE s/h (dealnews) Lands' End offers select men's and women's shoes from $4.99. Plus, get free shipping with no minimum via promotion code "AUG25" and PIN "2412".   1. FREE Starbucks On Your Birthday! Just fill out the form for your free cup of joe.   2. […]

Call for Hosts

If you're a personal finance blogger and would like to drive some traffic to your site, do I have a deal for you. :-) I'm looking for the next round of hosts for the Best of Money Carnival. It features only the ten best (in the opinion of the carnival host) money-related posts of the week -- giving readers the best of the best in personal finance. […]

8 Ways to Save on Auto Insurance

If there is one item in my budget I hate more than everything else it has to be auto insurance. If you think about it, you can go years or maybe even your entire life without ever having to make a claim so it feels like you’re throwing good money away. At the same time, this is really no different than every other type of insurance. […]

Ask the Readers: Budgets - Are They "Hot" or Not? (Your Chance to Win $10!)

By Linsey Knerl In a past life, I had a circle of friends that were were more "poser" than "investor." The common argument against socking a little cash away for a rainy day was, "That's no fun!" or "How can you get ahead when your money's collecting dust."  The allure of a concert ticket far outshone that of a certificate of deposit, and while I did my best to save, I did it in secrecy.  Unfortu […]

The Valuable Art of Media Swapping

Recently, I’ve been enjoying the first season of Mad Men on DVD. Literally dozens of readers had recommended to me and I picked up the DVD set with a gift certificate a month or so ago. I’d never seen it before and it’s been a real pleasure to dig into it - it’s as subtle, funny, and beautiful as I thought it would be. The only problem is … what do I do with it when I’m finished? […]

Cooking from Scratch: Where's the Work?

By Thursday Bram My grandmother loved the fact that she could go to the store and buy bread, noodles and all sorts of other food that she could have on the table in a matter of minutes. She remembered when she had to make all of her own bread, along with just about everything else. […]

The Quiet Millionaire

Despite what you see in the media, financial success generally doesn’t come with a lot of glitz. The wealthiest people I know are the ones you’d least expect. They’ve built their wealth slowly — and quietly. Certified financial planner Brett Wilder has observed the same thing, and has written about the phenomenon in his book, The Quiet Millionaire. […]

What’s Important to You in Healthcare Reform?

It’s been a while since I’ve taken the pulse of our readers on a hot topic, so I figured it was time. I’ve been paying closer attention than usual to the various proposals in Congress dealing with healthcare and health insurance reform, and I’ve made a list of the different things they’re trying to tackle. […]

Fixing Credit Report Errors

A few years ago I had a little credit report error incident. I just started a new job and was going through a background investigation, which included a review of my credit history. In the course of that review, the investigator noticed that there was an address listing on the report that I hadn’t previously disclosed. […]

Which is Best for a Resume?

Here's a debate from Yahoo about which is the best start for a resume -- an objective (what job you're applying for or would like to have), a summary of your work experience/accomplishments, or simply plunging in with details of your work experience. They list pros and cons for each of these options, but don't say which they think is best, so I thought I'd weigh in on the subject. […]