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Achieving Family Harmony in Estate Planning Part 2: Make Sure Your Plan Fits Your Unique Needs

The following is a guest post from Marotta Wealth Management. Estate planning must begin with family harmony as the goal. Thus personal dynamics are more important than avoiding probate and estate taxes. Planning begins by selecting the right trustee. Here are some additional principles to help you assure family harmony in your estate planning. First, have an up-to-date plan. […]

Help a Reader: Home Buyer Credit

Here's a question a reader recently left here: My fiancée and I are looking to purchase a house this year. We want to take advantage of the $8k first time home buyer credit. I make around $50K, he makes around $85K; we both qualify as first time home buyers. Can we both claim the credit? Should we get married before April 1, 2010? How does being married v. […]

Resumes in 140 Characters or Less

After talking about 30-second video resumes, I asked the people who follow me on Twitter to tweet their own mini resumes -- a resume in 140 characters or less. Here's what I got and the link to the source's Twitter account: @MyLifeROI: Self-motivated supply chain professional w/ excellent analytical, organizational & creative skills. […]

The Poor Economy is Having Very Little Impact on Me

After attending the Dave Ramsey Town Hall for Hope, I got to thinking about what he said -- the fact that many people aren't having financial difficulties these days. In fact, many are doing just fine. […]

Star Money Articles and Carnivals for the Week of May 18

For weekday updates of what I find to be some of the most interesting personal finance articles on the web, follow me on Twitter. For now, here are some pieces I found especially worthwhile. After that, I have a list of the carnivals Free Money Finance was in this week and my posts that were included: Squawkfox lists best money advice from bloggers. […]

Bad Economy Impacts Weddings -- Average Cost Now "Only" $20,400

Here's an interesting piece on weddings from Smart Money. It starts with the following facts on wedding costs: This year couples are expected to spend an average of $20,400 on their weddings, down 6.5% from 2008, and a 29% drop from 2007's average of $28,700, according to The Wedding Report, a market research firm. Wow. I guess the poor economy is hitting people a lot harder than I thought. […]

Does Anyone Use the Discover Card?

Now that the American Express Blue Cash card is changing its terms and the Chase Freedom card appears to be doing the same, I'm on the hunt for a new cashback credit card. I think I'll land on the Schwab card, but I have a couple questions for all of you before I take the plunge: Does anyone use the Discover card? […]

What Would You Do If You Were Fired?

With all the people being fired these days, I thought it would be worth it to go through a quick list of what I'd do in case I was fired. […]

Six Interview Tips -- Main One Left Out

Here are the six key steps in interview preparation according to US News: Know the company Research the people Find an insider Know what's coming: Study your résumé Change your point of view I have two comments on this list: 1. The above items are certainly valuable and are steps you should take before any interview. […]

Help a Reader (Me): Buying a New Computer

You all are so good at helping readers who send in their questions that I thought I'd give you a situation of my own and let you give me some advice to consider. Here goes: At home, we currently have an older (2002) desktop in our finished basement. It was our main computer for years and I still use it every couple of weeks or so to update Quicken. […]