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An Example of How One Couple Paid Off Their Mortgage

I've detailed how we paid off our mortgage and I'm always thrilled when a reader reports that they have done the same. Today, here's a story of how one couple completed this financial milestone: We did it – we paid off our house on 11 September 2009. We didn’t do it in any sort of a conventional way, and we were told by a LOT of people all along that we were “doing it wrong.” Yeah? […]

Time to Rebalance Your Portfolio Again

The following is a guest post from Marotta Wealth Management.  The S&P 500 over the past six months is up over 40%. You have had smooth sailing and are beginning to feel comfortable again. Don't. It's time to tack once more and rebalance your accounts. Studies show that rebalancing your portfolio can boost your returns by as much as 1.6% annually. […]

When to Pay Off Your Mortgage

Here are some thoughts from the great personal finance book Grow Your Money!: 101 Easy Tips to Plan, Save, and Invest. They list when to pay off your mortgage as follows: If you've contributed generously to your available retirement plans, including your retirement savings plans at work and an IRA. […]

What to Do If You Have No Quantifiable Accomplishments

Almost every time I write a post about delivering quantifiable accomplishments in your job, putting them on your resume and/or talking about them in an interview, I get a comment like this one I recently received on my post titled Seven Tips for Job Hunters: I struggle with #3 (don’t talk about how hard you worked, stress what was achieved) a lot. […]

The Government Can

Very funny, IMO. I am probably the last person on earth to see this, but in case you haven't, I thought I'd share. Enjoy! Hat tip: AllFinancialMatters […]

Two Ways to Deal with Rebates

On my recent post complaining about rebates, two readers offered solutions to dealing with what is amongst the most-hated marketing gimmicks today. Here's the first: If the store will not sell it to me for the after rebate price, then I do not buy. This is a GREAT solution -- but does it work? Has anyone ever done it with consistency? […]

When Family Members Steal

The following is a guest post by Jack Busch from MasterYourCard. It’s a sad fact: family members and friends are some of the most common perpetrators of identity theft and fraud. Residents of your household have easy access to all your personal information - they can easily log in to the family computer or open the filing cabinet in the office. […]

How to Ace an Interview

Parade Magazine lists six steps to acing an interview as follows: Prepare, prepare, prepare. Keep your answers short. When in doubt, overdress. Be positive. Say to the interviewer, “I really want this job.” Follow up promptly. This is a great list IMO. My thoughts on each of these suggestions: 1. Of course you need to prepare. […]

How to Survive a Market Decline

Here are some thoughts from the great personal finance book Grow Your Money!: 101 Easy Tips to Plan, Save, and Invest. […]