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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. […]

Inside Scoop on 10,001 Ways to Live Large on a Small Budget

A couple days ago I talked about the new Wise Bread book 10,001 Ways to Live Large on a Small Budget. Today I have even more information on it from a quick email interview I did with one of the authors, Linsey Knerl. Here goes: Can you tell me a bit about 10,001 Ways to Live Large on a Small Budget? […]

Wired, Wireless, or Both?

Here are the results from a recent CDC study on people's usage of phones (specifically, how many use wireless (cellular) phones only.) The results (most stated, the last computed by me): 20.2% of American homes had only wireless telephones (also known as cellular telephones, cell phones, or mobile phones) during the second half of 2008. 17% of households surveyed relied solely on a land li […]

More Thoughts on How to Have a High Net Worth

Here's an excellent comment left on my post titled How to Have a High Net Worth: When I was just out of school I read a business book (maybe the author was Mackey, can't remember) that recommended that the best way to become a CEO and achieve a high net worth is to always take the job with the highest salary. […]

Help a Reader: Dealing with Real Estate Agents

Here's an email I recently received from a reader: I am in the process of looking for a house to purchase. In fact, I found a house I love -- I saw it last week. It was shown by a real estate agent. My boss is a broker, and told me today that he'd be my agent (I've never done this before, I'm 24 years old and can only learn so much so fast, so I gladly accepted the help). […]

Is Inheritance a Right?

Here's an interesting question a reader asked on my post titled Achieving Family Harmony in Estate Planning Part 1: Leave Your Estate in the Right Hands: I have a more basic question - as an adult child, is inheritance my right - legal or moral? My personal take is that there is no legal or moral obligation for parents to leave an adult child with any sort of inheritance. […]

14 Ways to Save Money

Today we have an excerpt from Trent Hamm's free ebook Everything You Ever Really Needed to Know About Personal Finance On Just One Page (summary here). In the book he lists 100 ways to reduce your spending and save more money. I've selected 14 of those tips and listed them below, along with my comments for each. Enjoy. 3. […]

What I'm Doing Now with My Credit Cards

Since the credit card companies are making all sorts of negative changes to credit card rewards programs and, in particular, my two favorite cards appear to be casualties in this effort (Chase Freedom and American Express Blue Cash), I'm going to have to make a few changes. […]