Personal Finance

Johnny Says: Read This Post and Get Riyyyyyyyyyyatch

The sad truth is everybody is not going to get rich. This is why picking up the books and CDS of your favorite finance guru(s) seems like you're doing the work at getting your hous

Can cheap AppleCare on eBay be trusted?

Getting peace-of-mind protection for your Mac or iPod for less — in some cases over $150 less — looks tempting. But is it for real? Read on and find out.

15 Investing Tips From A #1 Wall Street Stock Picker

I just finished reading “Put Your Money Where Your Heart Is” by Natalie Pace, who has been ranked as a #1 Wall Street Stock Picker by TipsTraders.com. She wants us to love investin

Not stupid--hopeless

You can't avoid hearing about them these days--people making stupid financial choices. I heard a while back from a woman with huge debts wanting arguments for convincing her husba

Best of personal finance: Let's just stop listening to the news, shall we?

Valentine's Day ideas on the cheap, why healthcare needs to be reformed (it's pro-business to reform it!), CEO salary caps are just mean and cruel to the poor CEOs, what happens wh

What's Your Financial Philosophy? What It Means To Live Below Your Means

I hope you'll permit me to speculate a little on what it means to live below our means. When you think about it, there are various ways to address our financial goals, which I'll c

Write for money online series Part 3 - eHow.com

So far, I have covered two pay for content sites called Bukisa and Associated Content in part one and two of this series. Both of these sites allows a wide range of content, but t

Going All-In: What Texas Hold 'Em Can Teach You About Investing

Poker's not just about gambling anymore! Interested in investing? Have a lot of poker know-how but not much in the world of finances? Need an excuse to play some more? Read on for

Too broke to be frugal?

The first few years after I got out of college my finances were seriously out of control. I was making pretty good money, but I was spending all of it. Worse, I wasn't keeping tr

Lower Your Credit Card Interest Rate and Reduce Your Phone Bill, Immediately and Easily

Are your credit card interest rates getting to you? Are those monthly cell phone bills a pain in the wallet? How about cable TV? Internet? Even the power bill? Would you like to re

10 Innovative But Obscure Sites That Put Money In Your Pocket

While these 10 sites are not widely know, they offer some pretty cool ways to either save or make some extra cash. No reason to keep them a secret. Tell your friends!

37 Ways You’d be Better Off as a Bum

First, apologies for the blatantly provocative title (although I do make good on it). But did you know that some people prefer to be homeless? I know, sounds crazy right? But I was

Write for money online series - Part I - Bukisa

I started writing online in 2007 at my personal blog and have not stopped since. I am very fortunate to have been selected to join Wise Bread last year and I have made a steady am

How to check if your mortgage statement is correct

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

6 Options if You're Underwater on Your Mortgage

Here are six options for people who are underwater on their mortgages.

Need a job? Apply to become a Census enumerator

The Census Bureau produces an important set of demographics data about the United States every ten years. The 2010 Census is coming up soon and the Bureau is hiring thousands of t

Visa: Debit cards help keep mystery spending to a minimum

Spending only the cash you have is the best way to maintaining financial independence. However, I've always wondered if the cash-only system works for people who suck at keeping r

Three bad ways to fund mortgage lending (and maybe a good way)

Any institution that wants to fund mortgages has a problem. They want to lend the money out for thirty years, but the money they have to lend comes from deposits that can be withdr

How to create a speculative bubble and profit

Recently I read an enlightening story in the New York Times about the Pu'er tea bubble in Yunan, China. The burgundy fermented teas fetched prices of $150 a pound at the peak, but

15 Ways To Manage Risk In Your Financial Life

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

Latest Articles in Personal Finance

How to Fight Back Against Mortgage Discrimination

Several big banks have been accused of unfairly lending to minority borrowers. Here's how to see if your lender is playing fair.

5 Characteristics of the World's Youngest Billionaires

There are 2200 billionaires in the world, and just 63 are under the age of 40. Here's what they have in common.

Best Money Tips: How to Start Trading Cryptocurrency

Today we found articles on cryptocurrency trading for beginners, how to build a minimalist pantry, and tips for planning a debt-free vacation.

6 Easy Ways to Protect Your Debit Card From Skimmers

Swiping without a second thought is an easy way to fall victim to debit card skimmers.

How to Manage Student Loans On a Low Income

Juggling student loan payments with other bills can sometimes seem impossible if you're making a low salary. But it can be done.

10 Money Rules Every Working Adult Should Know

Money management doesn't have to be complicated. Master a few (or all!) of these basics and you'll be on your way.

5-Minute Finance: Create Financial Goals

Deciding on a goal is a critical first step in every endeavor. Here's how to set financial goals that will lead to a brighter future.

What You Should Ask Your Financial Adviser at Your Annual Meeting

Financial advisers are there to answer your major money questions. Make sure you're asking these big ones whenever you meet!

Best Money Tips: These Cities and States Will Pay You to Move There

Today we found articles on places that will pay you to move there, expensive things that are not worth the extra cost, and things that a neuroscientist says will make you happier.

Unlimited Cash Rewards with the HSBC Cash Rewards Mastercard® credit card

If you hate rotating rewards categories, you might like the HSBC Cash Rewards Mastercard® credit card.

Paying Your Debts in the Wrong Order Could Be Costing You

All debts are not created equal. There's an order to your path to financial freedom.

How Job-Hoppers Can Keep Up With Their Retirement Savings

Job hopping is now the norm in the working world. Make sure to take your retirement savings along for the ride.

4 Signs Your Emergency Fund Is Too Big

Your emergency fund is stocked. Would your extra dollars better serve you elsewhere?

Best Money Tips: Investing Rules You Should Know By Heart

Today we found articles on investing rules you should know by heart, the best fad diets that actually work, and smart things to do with your tax refund.

How Small Monthly Bills Slowly Wreck Your Annual Budget

Do you think of your expenses in terms of monthly payments? That mindset may be killing your finances.

5 Ways to Get Out of a Car Lease Early

Ready to lose your car lease? You have a few options.

Best Money Tips: The Ultimate Guide to Disputing A Medical Bill

Today we found articles on how to dispute a medical bill, small towns you should visit on your next road trip, and when it makes sense to put less than 20 percent down on a house.

Can't Get Business Credit? Consider Alternative Financing

If you're losing sleep because you need cash quickly and traditional sources aren't working out for you, you should consider alternative financing.

Is It Worth Paying for Your Credit Score?

Why pay $15 for a credit score when you can get one for free? Turns out not all credit scores are the same.

7 Tough Questions About Debt, Answered

These aren't the easy, make a plan and pay it off questions about debt. These are the ones that keep you up at night.