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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. […]

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. […]

Calculating your emergency fund: providing for opportunities and a higher cost of living

After a brief stint in the automotive industry in Detroit, Ryan Takach moved to Chicago to work for a major financial institution. The antics of traders on the trading floor stoked his curiosity for the markets, and an ex-pat assignment in London provided additional exposure to the global financial system. […]

5 tax deductions military service members could claim but often don’t

(Petrish Dyer is an active military Navy Chief, currently stationed in Japan. Please understand that her duties and time zone may prevent her from responding to comments in a timely manner even though she would like to. […]

5 tax deductions military service members could claim but often don’t

(Petrish Dyer is active military, currently serving in Japan. Please understand that her duties and time zone may prevent her from responding to comments in a timely manner even though she would like to. Petrish also blogs about getting out of debt at debtfreemartini.com.) As an active-duty military member, I know that preparing and filing your tax return can be a nightmare. […]

Advantages of online grocery shopping

This article is by staff writer Lisa Aberle. As someone who doesn’t like to shop for groceries (or lug them all from my car to the house), the thought of finding a service that helps me avoid the check-out line altogether is very appealing. A service that would put my groceries away would be even more amazing, but I won’t get carried away. […]

Ask the Readers: How do you teach your children about net worth?

This article is by editor Linda Vergon. Back in 2008, Holly P left a comment on J.D. Roth’s article about teaching kids to invest saying: “I’d love to know how your sibling got your nephew to think about actually saving. Despite repeated efforts to get them to save, my kids want to spend every cent as soon as it hits their palms.” It’s a common problem for parents. […]

Ask the Readers: How do you teach your children about net worth?

This article is by editor Linda Vergon. Back in 2008, Holly P left a comment on J.D. Roth’s article about teaching kids to invest saying: “I’d love to know how your sibling got your nephew to think about actually saving. Despite repeated efforts to get them to save, my kids want to spend every cent as soon as it hits their palms.” It’s a common problem for parents. […]

How to prevent mobile phone theft

This article is by staff writer Robert Brokamp. Modern technology is amazing. For example, thanks to the wonders of Find My iPhone — an application which allows you to use another device to locate a phone on a map — I was able to watch my stolen iPhone travel northward until the signal stopped deep in the heart of Washington, D.C. […]