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Ask the Readers: How much are you willing to sacrifice to reach your financial goals?

This article is by staff writer Lisa Aberle. When I packed my hospital bag before having a baby last summer, I tucked my laptop in along with everything else. I thought I might squeeze in some work between contractions, or when the baby was sleeping. Or something. […]

The rise of alternative investments

This article is by staff writer Financial Sam. Back during the dotcom collapse of 2000, I was losing money in the stock market like a champ. I was a second-year financial analyst who had a serious case of confusing brains with a bull market. When I turned to my VP and told him I was still bullish about the stock market, he almost slapped me upside the head. “We’re in a bear market, son. […]

How to dispute credit card charges

This article is by staff writer Holly Johnson. According to a 2013 Nilson report, credit and debit card fraud were the cause of over $11.2 billion in losses in 2012. And if you think that sounds bad, just wait; it’s expected to get much worse. As USA Today reported last year, hackers and scammers have turned stealing credit card numbers into an art form. […]

How to dispute credit card charges

This article is by staff writer Holly Johnson. According to a 2013 Nilson report, credit and debit card fraud were the cause of over $11.2 billion in losses in 2012. And if you think that sounds bad, just wait; it’s expected to get much worse. As USA Today reported last year, hackers and scammers have turned stealing credit card numbers into an art form. […]

How to ladder CDs

This article is by staff writer William Cowie. Who isn’t on the lookout for safe investments? We looked at the hidden advantages of savings accounts recently and found that, despite the current low-interest rate environment, old-school savings accounts are still quite popular, judging from the comments anyway. After all, they are among the safest investments out there; and they are flexible, too. […]

10 money mistakes to avoid in your 20s

This article is by editor Linda Vergon. (This article was based on Suba Iyer’s article that originally appeared on FiveCentNickel.com.) Your 20s are filled with milestones and life-changing experiences. It’s a time when the things you learn start to become habits and when financial decisions can either lead you to great success or become a problem for you in the future. […]

10 money mistakes to avoid in your 20s

This article is by editor Linda Vergon. (This article was based on Suba Iyer’s article that originally appeared on FiveCentNickel.com.) Your 20s are filled with milestones and life-changing experiences. It’s a time when the things you learn start to become habits and when financial decisions can either lead you to great success or become a problem for you in the future. […]

Ask the Readers: Do you use technology to save money?

This article is by staff writer Holly Johnson. Last week’s bitter-cold temperatures presented an awful time for my furnace to start acting funny. It would shut off for no reason only to restart when I fiddled with the thermostat. Then it would shut off again without me realizing it, only for the temperature to plunge to 50 degrees while I plugged away at my laptop. […]

Ask the Readers: Do you use technology to save money?

This article is by staff writer Holly Johnson. Last week’s bitter-cold temperatures presented an awful time for my furnace to start acting funny. It would shut off for no reason only to restart when I fiddled with the thermostat. Then it would shut off again without me realizing it, only for the temperature to plunge to 50 degrees while I plugged away at my laptop. […]

Honey Progress Report: Replacing our HVAC, Part I

This article is by staff writer Honey Smith. As I mentioned in my homeownership and priorities post, one housing project that we wanted to tackle sooner rather than later was replacing our HVAC unit. Within months of moving into our new house, we had to shell out a thousand bucks to repair our 20-plus-year-old HVAC unit when it broke on a 108-degree day. […]