June 10, 2010

Citi CashReturns Card Review: Good Rewards Card

If you use a credit card on a regular basis, you’ll probably appreciate the benefits of a rewards card. Although many such cards abound, sometimes it’s hard to find one that makes it easy for you to enjoy its perks and benefits. One interesting card that you may want to check out is the Citi CashReturns Card, which offers several options for earning cash back. […]

Daily Links: Daily Routine Edition

For the first time in more than a year, I feel as if my life is under control. I’m getting things done that need to get done. I have balance. […]

Dealing with the Avalanche

As I mentioned in the mailbag this morning, my father had emergency surgery due to a massive infection brought about by a dirty fish hook that got embedded in his arm. […]

Are You Rich?

I saw a post the other day pointing to the Global Rich List. This is a site I see come up in the media once a year or so. Each time it does, I get irked a bit because it uses income to determine wealth instead of looking at net worth. […]

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Link for teaser title:  http://www.wisebread.com/join-our-tweetchat-at-400-cdt-for-a-chance-to-win-prize... twitter-logo-225x150.png Today's topic: How to make extra income? Join the fun and you'll be entered to win an Amazon GC! […]

Citi Dividend Card Implements Quarterly Bonus Rewards

Late last week, I received a mailing that explained the Citi Dividend Card would be, like a caterpiller after curling into a chrysalis, metamorphosizing into the Citi Dividend World MasterCard. On July 1st, 2010, the benefits of the card as well as the reward program, would be changing. The big change is the introduction of quarterly bonus cashback promotions. […]

When Will I Get My $250 Medicare Donut Hole Check?

In case you haven’t heard, the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has begun sending out $250 checks to seniors who have hit the so-called Medicare “donut hole” for prescription drug benefits. What is the Medicare donut hole? According to DHHS, Medicare Part D provides prescription drug benefits to those on Medicare, but there is a $310 deductible. […]

The Quest For a Balanced Life

A person feels most at peace with his or herself when the major aspects of life are balanced. We look at workaholics and overachievers and wonder about all the interesting or wonderful parts of life they may be missing.My first boss was a workaholic and overachiever, and he had trouble understanding that not everyone was like him with the same goals and priorities. […]

Seven Mistakes in Hiring a Financial Planner

MSN Money lists seven mistakes in hiring a financial planner as follows: Big Mistake No. 1: Interviewing just one candidate Big Mistake No. 2: No background or reference Big Mistake No. 3: Focusing the search on cost or payment style Big Mistake No. 4: Expecting credentials to make an adviser 'good' Big Mistake No. 5: Viewing results based entirely on returns Big Mistake No. […]

Saving Money on Your Summer Utility Bills

Saving Money on Summer Utilities Can Save Hundreds of Dollars Each Year There are countless methods available for lowering your energy bills and one of the best times to cut back is during the dog days of summer. […]

Reader Mailbag: Distractions

Yesterday, my father had emergency surgery to relieve a big infection that started when he got a fish hook embedded in his hand and he didn’t clean the wound properly immediately. I spent most of the day distracted and worried about him (he seems to be doing okay). I mostly wandered around in a daze. I did some work, but I had a hard time staying focused. I played with my kids. […]

Travel and Money: Using Your Debit Card on the Road

Your next vacation won’t happen without money…both prior to and during your trip. But with currency conversion discrepancies, high surcharges, and the risk of theft or loss, managing your money on the road isn’t as simple as you may think. […]

Commission Free ETFs: A Great Option for Cost Conscious Investors

ETF stands for Exchange Traded Funds. Essentially they are mutual funds that trade on the open market like a stock and have their values updated continuously instead of at the end of the day. […]

Amazing AAA Discounts

By now everyone knows that AAA is a great membership for drivers to have. One of the worst feelings in the world is walking up to your car and seeing you have a flat tire. Or hearing a weird clicking sound coming from the engine. […]

Finding Your Financial Blind Spots

This post is from staff writer Sierra Black. Sierra writes about frugality, sustainable living, and getting her kids to eat kale at Childwild.com. Every month, you spend money you don’t need to. […]

Financial Steps I Need to Take

Out of the NY Times' list of 31 steps to a financial tune up, here are the ones I need to take action on personally: Rebalance your investments -- I'm in the process of both rebalancing as well as setting my asset allocation so that a higher portion is in bonds. Right now I have way too much in stocks for someone my age. Check your credit reports for free -- Haven't done this for a year. […]