September 27, 2013

My Mother’s Lesson – Frugality at Home

Today, I’m going to celebrate the biggest financial lesson that each of my parents taught me in a pair of posts. This morning, I’ll discuss my father; this afternoon, my mother. When I think back to my childhood memories of my mother, they usually involve her taking care of someone. She was – and still is – a naturally caring person. […]

How the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) Will Affect My Insurance

In just a few days, one of the major provisions of the Affordable Care Act will go into effect. The health insurance marketplace will open. The public discussion about this marketplace and about Obamacare overall is full of partisan politics, so it’s difficult to see beyond the rhetoric and get an idea of what this new marketplace really means. […]

Calvin, August 2013 Net Worth

In Naked With Cash, seven anonymous Consumerism Commentary readers publicly track and analyze their finances on a monthly basis. For almost a decade, I tracked my own finances on Consumerism Commentary; now I’m sharing the benefits of public accountability with the participants. I’ve partnered with financial planners who will offer some guidance along the way. […]

My Father’s Lesson – Multiple Streams of Income

Today, I’m going to celebrate the biggest financial lesson that each of my parents taught me in a pair of posts. This morning, I’ll discuss my father; this afternoon, my mother. When I think back to my childhood memories of my father, they always involve him working on something. […]

Ask The Reader: What is the best way to save for college?

No doubt you’re aware of the debt burden facing students upon graduation these days. According to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the outstanding student loan debt in the US now exceeds $1 trillion. […]

Don't Get Taken by the Latest Secure Credit Card Scam

The Federal government is warning consumers about a secured credit card scam run by a sham bank called AmTrade International Bank. Banking regulators released an alert warning that AmTrade, ...is involved in a scheme that involves soliciting consumers for semi-secured credit cards through the U.S. mail. […]

Stuff We Love: A Lightweight Electric Lawn Mower

We recently moved from a house with a tiny yard to one with a much larger yard. At our old house we used a push reel lawn mower (which was awesome because it cut the grass well, I got good exercise using it, and it required no gas or electricity to run). With our new house and a much larger yard, not to mention a giant hill, we knew there was no way we could continue to use the push lawn mower. […]

Best Money Tips: Ways to Save Money This Halloween

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some stellar articles on ways to save money this Halloween, money mistakes to avoid when trying to save money, and creating a family budget. Top 5 Articles Ten Ways To Save Money This Halloween — To save money this Halloween, make your own costumes and avoid name brand products. […]

Best Deals for Friday 09/27

Free Apps of the Day: CrossMe Color Beginner or enthusiast, these nonograms are an entertaining logic challenge for all ages. Discover a hidden image by marking cells or leaving them blank according to the numbers on the side of the grid. Cubistry - Cubistry is a 3D cube-matching puzzle game. […]

Money 101: How to Create a Budget

This piece is part of a series I'm calling Money 101 and is designed for those who might not be as advanced in their personal finance knowledge and experience. In my last post we discussed why you should track cash flow and how establishing a budget facilitates this. […]

The true cost of owning a car

This post comes from Cathy at our partner site Quizzle.com. If you’re a driver, you’ve undoubtedly thought about how much it costs to buy a car. Maybe you’ve lusted after a $500,000 Lamborghini, while knowing you can only afford a $20,000 Honda Civic. And you’ve probably considered the cost of purchasing a car when you’ve created your family’s budget. […]