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Going John Galt

The following is a guest post from Marotta Wealth Management. This could be a controversial post (as many are from Marotta) since it deals with politics, so please keep the debate civil.  If you're not an economist, you may vastly underestimate the negative impact of taxes on the U.S. economy. […]

Carnivals This Week

Here's a quick list of carnivals I was in this week and my featured post for each: Festival of Frugality - How to Get Consumer Reports Online Access for Free  Carnival of Personal Finance - Net Worth for the US House of Representatives  Carnival of Money Stories - The Worst Money Stories I've Heard […]

Help a Reader: Best Credit Card

Here's an email I recently received from a reader: What credit card(s) do you use currently?   With Amex pulling back rewards on its Blue Cash and Chase either cutting Freedom benefits or moving people to the Sapphire card, there's slim pickings now.  Also, I can't seem to find the Schwab 2% card applications online anymore. […]

Win a Free Copy of You Need a Budget!

I am giving away a copy of You Need a Budget! We'll start with a testimony from a YNAB user. Here goes: “…for the first time in years, we had a positive balance of £160 in our account at the end of the month. A month or two later, that figure was £400 and then went up to £600.” Good stuff, huh? Here's how the giveaway will work: 1. […]

Marriage and Wealth

In the book The Difference: How Anyone Can Prosper in Even The Toughest Times, author Jean Chatzky lists some interesting information from a 2006 study published in the Journal of Sociology as follows: Married individuals had nest eggs 93 percent larger than single or divorced folks. […]

Gift Giving at Work

Here's a piece from the Wall Street Journal that suggests we all need to give gifts wisely at work during the holiday season. Two examples of what they say does not work are: A Victoria's Secret gift card for the cute gal who works in the neighboring cubicle. A dictionary for the new co-worker whose misspellings on email you've had to correct. […]

Reminder for Money Bloggers

Six spots left in my March Money Madness competition -- first come, first in -- going fast... […]

Any Travel Suggestions?

As most of you know, we live in the frozen tundra known to the rest of the world as Michigan. December to March is cold, cloudy, snowy, and dreary. […]

YNAB Copy Awarded

Just a note that I awarded the You Need a Budget copy that was announced last week (scroll through to the last comment if you want to see who won). Don't worry if you didn't win -- there will be another giveaway tomorrow! […]

Are Outlet Stores a Good Deal?

There are two outlet malls I stop by on occasion. One is when I'm traveling to Detroit (or into southern Michigan) and the other is on a frequent business roadtrip I take. […]