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The Difference Between Quicken Online and Quicken Desktop

I've been a Quicken user for years (almost 15 years as a matter of fact) and I love it. Simple, easy to use, and gives me the data I need. Plus, I now have a great history of financial information that I can use to create all sorts of charts and graphs and analyze my finances. […]

Six Months Is Not the Magic Number: Why the Size of Your Emergency Fund Needs to Reflect the Times, Not Conventional Wisdom

The following is a guest post by Ryan Irvine from The Elements of Lifestyle. For about as long as people have been writing about personal finance, they’ve been espousing the merits of the emergency fund, which, in a perfect world, would contain about six months of living expenses. If you’re at that point in your personal finance journey, then I applaud you for at least being ahead of the curve.  […]

Investment Strategies Part 4: Don't Rebalance at the Sector Level

The following is a guest post from Marotta Wealth Management. Rebalancing between asset classes boosts returns and decreases volatility. But setting your asset classes based on sectors of the economy is not an effective strategy. You can rebalance your investment allocation at three levels: stocks and bonds, between asset classes and among subclasses. […]

Do You Fly or Drive on Summer Vacation?

Here's an interesting piece from MSN Money about the costs associated with flying versus driving on vacation. Which is "better"? The summary: driving is usually cheaper but flying will save you time. We mostly drive. […]

Another Good Experience

Remember when I went to my car dealership for a quick repair and they saved me $90 by being honest? When I was there, they tightened up the heat shield that was rattling under my car. A week later, it was rattling again (or maybe it was a different one -- they didn't say.) So I made an appointment, went in, and had them fix it. When I got to the cashier's desk, there was no charge. […]

How to Market Yourself into a Job

This piece from Yahoo suggests how to sell yourself during the job hunt process reminded me that finding a job is all about marketing (or selling, if you prefer) yourself correctly. How so? Consider these points: The employer is looking for a product. […]

Managing Student Loans: 5 Ways to Make Repayment Less Painful

The following is a guest post from Nicole White, who writes at Web Design Schools Guide. Whether you went to an Ivy League school or a small state college, school loans can take a heavy toll on your finances post-graduation. […]

Help a Reader: Rent Deposit

Here's a question I recently received from a reader: I am planning to move apartments in the upcoming months. I wanted to get lower rent for more space so I was planning on renting a townhouse from a local landlord rather than a rental company. […]

Best of Money Carnival Up Now

The Best of Money Carnival #4 is up at Bargain Babe. As usual, it features the 10 best money posts from the last week. Check it out if you want some good stuff on money. Congrats to all participants and especially the winning post, FREE Online Money Management Tools. […]

Examples of People Who Have Turned Their Hobbies into Incomes

I've listed turning your hobby into an income as one of my top ideas for making more money. And I've even suggested three steps you can take to make money from your hobby. But what I like best are examples of how people turned their hobbies into money making ventures. That's why I had to post on this piece from Yahoo. […]