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Free Money Finance March Money Madness, Round 1, Posts 29-32

Here we go with the first round of Free Money Finance March Money Madness (if you wonder what's going on in these posts, see my article announcing March Money Madness and/or click on my March Money Madness category link and scroll down to read all the posts involved in this subject.) I've listed each "game" (one post versus another) in segments along with the wording provided by the author when […]

Start Saving for College the Day They Are Born

The following is a guest post from Marotta Wealth Management. My youngest is a first-year student at the University of Virginia. My coauthor Matthew's youngest child was born only a month ago. […]

The Eight Biggest Mistakes Investors Make

The following is a guest post from Stock Investing 101. The eight biggest mistakes investors make: 1. […]

The Two Financial Measures that Determine the Health of Your Finances (AKA Two Financial Measures to Track Your Finances)

The following is a re-post of a piece I originally wrote for Dumb Little Man. I wasn't really sure what to title this post (as you can tell from the double title I did choose), but here's the gist of what I was trying to get at: there are two basic measures that I believe people need to track when it comes to their finances. […]

Help a Reader: Saving versus Mortgage

Here's an email I recently received from a reader: I purchased a home in 2006 for 325k.  Since then the value has gone down and similar homes in my area are going for 199k on a good day.   It was purchased with two mortgages, the first being 259k five year adjustable rate interest only mortgage at 6.375% (due to adjust in 0ct 2010) and a second mortgage thats principal and interest for 70k fixe […]

Best of Money Carnival

Here's my weekly note to let you know that the Best of Money Carnival is now up. Congrats to all participants and especially the winning post, Do People Who Speak Up Have Better Financial Outcomes in Life? I made the carnival as well with my guest post titled How to Save Money When Traveling to Europe. Enjoy! […]

How Much Cash Do You Use?

In a recent podcast, Crown Financial Ministries talked about a cashless society and how we'll soon view using cash as unusual. They commented: Visa Europe's CEO has predicted a cashless society by 2012 because the cost of handling cash is higher. The efficiency of technology is part of what’s driving the change, the speed of the electronic transaction over human hands. […]

Free Money Finance March Money Madness, Round 1, Posts 25-28

Here we go with the first round of Free Money Finance March Money Madness (if you wonder what's going on in these posts, see my article announcing March Money Madness and/or click on my March Money Madness category link and scroll down to read all the posts involved in this subject.) I've listed each "game" (one post versus another) in segments along with the wording provided by the author when […]

2009 Budget Review

When I shared some insights into my finances, I said I'd be reviewing my 2009 budget in a later post to see if anything interesting turned up. […]