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What's the Worst Thing That's Ever Happened to You Financially?

I thought it would be "fun" for us to discuss this question today: What's the worst thing that's ever happened to you financially? It could be a circumstance that happened to you, the result of a bad decision you made (like this guy), or anything else. […]

Star Money Articles and Carnivals for the Week of May 4

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: Money Energy asks how you will spend the money from your parent's estate. […]

Help a Reader: Medical Billing Problem

Here's an email I recently received from a reader: At 23 years old, I recently had knee problems and went to an orthopedic practice for diagnosis. When I called for an appointment I was asked what insurance I had, and was given an appointment with and saw a doctor who was covered under my insurance - as would be expected. […]

What is Forex Investing?

Almost any financial website these days (this one included -- through the Google ads on the site) have ads for Forex investing/trading. I see them all over. In addition, I fight them quite often as it seems sites that are into Forex investing like to leave spam on other websites to increase their search engine rankings. […]

What It Means to Be Self-Insured

Every once in awhile I mention the concept of being self-insured as part of a post on life insurance. Quite often, someone will leave a comment like "what's it mean to be self-insured?" So I thought I'd write a post on the subject. […]

How I Use PowerPoint to Keep My Wife Informed on Our Finances

I've mentioned a few times on this site that every summer I put together a short PowerPoint presentation for my wife that gives details on where we stand financially. At the start of every year we agree on our basic budget (which has pretty much been the same for the past several years) and we discuss financial decisions throughout the year, but during the year I manage all of the finances. […]

Dear Abby Reminds Us to Check Our Credit Cards

Dear Abby recently highlighted two problems to be on the lookout for when using your credit card (these happened in restaurants, but they could happen in other places I suppose -- anytime your card is taken out of your sight) as follows: Always be sure you get your card back. […]

My Networking Plan

Have you ever read the book Never Eat Alone: And Other Secrets to Success, One Relationship at a Time? […]

What I'm Doing Now Financially

I thought you all might be interested in what I'm doing on the financial front currently. I'll give a warning in advance that it's not all that exciting, but still there may be one or two of you out there that enjoys a more personal view of finances. […]