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Money To-Do Calendar: November

The great personal finance book Grow Your Money!: 101 Easy Tips to Plan, Save, and Invest ends with a list of what financial steps we should take each month. They list the November steps as follows: Make sure enough money has been withheld to pay taxes. Plan your holiday spending in advance. My take on these: 1. […]

Suggested 401k Reform

The following is an excerpt from America, Welcome to the Poorhouse: What You Must Do to Protect Your Financial Future and the Reform We Need, courtesy of FT Press, imprint of Pearson. […]

Save on a Wedding by Having It in the Winter

Here's an article by MSN Money that says you can save a ton of money on a wedding by having it in the winter. Some of the savings you can expect: The largest wedding-related expense is the banquet reception, which can cost more than $10,000, depending on the number of guests, location and menu, Markel says. Typically, banquet facilities charge a fixed price per person. […]

How to Buy a Home You Can Afford

The following is an excerpt from America, Welcome to the Poorhouse: What You Must Do to Protect Your Financial Future and the Reform We Need, courtesy of FT Press, imprint of Pearson. Originally published in "America, Welcome to the Poorhouse." Like the author, I've also suggested guidelines for buying a home as well as talked about the economic advantages of moving. […]

How to Be at the Bottom of the Financial Barrel

The past three days I've talked about the book The Difference: How Anyone Can Prosper in Even The Toughest Times by Jean Chatzky. We reviewed the 20 factors that separate the wealthy from the not-so-wealthy, have detailed who the wealthy actually are and how that got that way, and have covered the next-highest group, the Financially Comfortable, and what got them to their lofty position. […]

Are There Higher Interest Rates in Your (Near) Future?

The following is a guest post from Richard Barrington, the financial spokesperson of MoneyRates, a freelance writer and novelist who previously spent over twenty years as an investment industry executive. Sometimes it seems as though bank customers cannot catch a break. […]

Help a Reader: Paying for Tuition

Here's an email I recently received from a reader: Who can I contact that would give money to help with my daughters college tuition? She's about to finish college in December but her loans are far from over and we are struggling to pay them.  We have a parent loan besides her having her own loans that she'll start paying in June of 2010. […]

How to Be Financially Comfortable

The past two days I've talked about the book The Difference: How Anyone Can Prosper in Even The Toughest Times by Jean Chatzky. We reviewed the 20 factors that separate the wealthy from the not-so-wealthy and have detailed who the wealthy actually are and how that got that way. In this post, we'll discuss the second-highest financial level -- the Financially Comfortable. […]

Box of Books #2

My last box of books was a huge success -- I gave them away through my giveaway newsletter -- so I thought I'd do it again (if you want a chance to win, be sure to sign up for my newsletter here -- I'll be giving them away in November.) For now, here are the books I've received from publishers and a bit about them (from Amazon): 25 Ways to Make College Pay Off: Advice for Anxious Parents from […]

Best of Money Carnival #22 is Up

Just my weekly note saying the Best of Money Carnival #22 is up now. Congrats to all participants and especially the winning post, The Great Depression II: Says Who, Huh? […]