This week the Federal Trade Commission sent out around $28 million in redress checks to more than 86,000 customers of Bear Stearns and EMC Mortgage Corporation. Apparently EMC Mor
The New Year usually brings about two very common goals for most people: Getting in shape and getting their finances under control. Dieting is the number one method of achieving t
By managing our risks, we are better equipped with addressing unpredictable scenarios that can wreak havoc with our finances. Risk isn't a bad thing, just as long as it's controlle
We all have our ups and downs. We've all faced some pretty depressing odds and come out on top.
But sometimes, it feels like you just can't get ahead, no matter how hard you try
My wife spotted this book at the library and brought it home, suggesting (based on the title) that it might be a sort of anti-Wise Bread that I could read and mock. When I started
With the recent upheaval in the financial markets, many individual investors are feeling the pain of shrinking investment accounts. In fact, over $2 trillion dollars have been wipe
Now, more than ever, financial “experts” are crawling out of the woodwork, ready to give you advice on pinching pennies in a tight economy. While all of this concern and guidance
You know how it goes. One minute, you have extra money sitting in the bank just waiting for you to play with it. The next, your car needs repaired, or the cat gets sick, or the roo
To help women bloggers network with each other, we are starting a series of discussions in our Bloggers Forum focusing on female personal finance bloggers and special blogging chal
I graduated from college just three years ago, so the confusion and anxiety I felt after graduating college is still quite fresh in my mind. I moved out of my parents' house a wee
Get Travel Insurance before you go anywhere. Have and not need it. No really trust me.
In the past few decades the Ad Council has been running an ad with the tag line "Friends Don't Let Friends Drive Drunk". This ad campaign has been instrumental in decreasing drunk
Twenty dollars isn't what it used to be and for that matter, given recent events, neither is $100, $1,000 or $10,000. With consumer confidence waning, why not get your swagger
My parents always told me that buying a timeshare is a bad idea because of the inflated upfront cost and perpetual maintenance and exchange fees the timeshare companies pile on.
When I was single, I thought that getting married would reduce my expenses greatly, and after I got married I realized that in some instances
How do you break the cycle when social engineering and personal spending habits that are as unique as your genetic coding, are emptying your pockets?
Since posting the first part of my list of 25 ideas and goals that I want to live by and be able to look back on with pride when it comes
Miserly is derived from a Latin term that means "wretched." It is the linguistic blood relative of miserable. Stuntin' is when you spend too much money and w
These postings will pertain to the economy of life, which is all about personal alternatives that shape our financial world.
A friend shared with me some strategies he's learned for playing RuneScape. Can these strategies be applied to personal finance? Let's see.
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