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Help a Reader: How to Invest

Here's a comment left here recently: I have $225K in savings. I am 38, married, 2 kids under 6. I contribute to my 401k for my company match, current balance there is $100k. What should I do with the $225k. I have it in savings because I am afraid to lose it and I'm afraid not to have it available if I get laid off. The layoff possibility is low but it is still on my mind. […]

I'm Changing My Main Credit Card

As many of you know, I've used the American Express Blue Cash credit card as my main card for several years. It's earned me a good bit of extra income and I've labeled it as the best cash back credit card. I've even recommended it to many people. Well, the king is dead and I'm moving on. I was tipped off by a reader's comment, did a little searching and then ran into this page. […]

A Box of Books (And Why You Should Care)

I get tons of free books sent to me from publishers -- it's part of the deal when you run a half-way popular personal finance blog. I could get a lot more, but I only say "yes" to those that I'm interested in. Even then, I don't have time to read them all, much less review them all. I used to give away the books I received one at a time. […]

Free KFC Grilled Chicken

Was just emailed this offer for two free pieces of KFC grilled chicken. I have a post coming up about how they were cheap and gave me only a wing when I tried out a similar coupon, but maybe this will work better for all of you. […]

One Bad Experience Can Ruin a Company

Eight years or so ago (I'm not sure how long exactly but it was soon after we moved to Michigan and we've been here almost 10 years now) my wife and I went out to Perkins. She had always loved eating there as a kid and wanted to eat there again. We went in and no one was in the place. Literally, no one. We thought there had been some sort of hostage situation and the workers taken to the back. […]

How to Afford Retirement: Move to a Foreign Country

In addition to moving from one American city to another (either now or at retirement) to save money, I've also suggested that some people may want to consider moving to a foreign country in order to be able to afford retirement. For some background on what I've said, see these posts: Can't Afford Retirement? […]

Another Example of How a Knowledgeable and Fair Sales Person Can Save You Money

We take our cars to a local Goodyear shop for oil changes. They are cheap, accept competitor's coupons (which I get from my Entertainment Book), and since almost anyone can change oil without messing it up, it's a good arrangement for us. […]

Help a Reader: Buying a House on Contract

Here's an email I recently received from a reader: I have been presented with an opportunity to buy a house from my fiance's grandmother.  Her income is tight and we have been offered to purchase the home at a value well below the market price.  I am a self-employed small business owner and my fiance is in her 2nd year teaching.  We both have student loan debt and personal debt.  Bank financing […]

How to Have a High Net Worth

I've been thinking a lot lately about what actions have contributed the most to my net worth. I thought I'd list them here and let all of you comment and add your insights. Here goes: 1. My career. I have invested a lot of time, effort, and money in a career that's now over 20 years old (including my education) and it's certainly paid off. […]

The Money Tips Network

Today is the official launch of the Money Tips Network (MTN), a new group that includes 13 of the most trusted personal finance blogs in the world. Our Mission Money Tips Network exists to provide you with honest and helpful money tips from the best personal finance blogs. […]