Articles on Personal Finance

Looking at Your Expenses with New Eyes

A lot of people think that banks have high security, but the most fortified brick-and-mortar institution in my town is the local Comcast office. This is where you have to go to dro

The Economic Stimulus Bill: Will The Heavy Debt Be Worth It?

The economic stimulus bill has been hotly debated, not just in Congress but also on Main Street. Now that we know what will be getting funding from this package, many are wondering

Placing Prepositions: Where you from? Where you at?

Our spending and money management choices may be influenced by factors we can't control in our own minds as well as factors we couldn't control growing up. You may ask, to what are

What can you do with $13 extra a week?

On Friday both the House and the Senate passed a new $789 billion stimulus package as a continuation of the efforts by the United States Government to jumpstart the economy. A sig

Help Your Teenager Earn Their First Million

As adults, how many times have you wished you had invested money as a teenager or young(er) adult? We're all aware of the power of compounding interest, and the idea that starting

Do Nigerian Scam Artists Catch more Flies with Threats of Detainment?

Due to the economy, it’s slow all around. In fact, even those who run some of the most devious and damaging email scams are having to come up with new ways to try to steal your mo

How to check if a flight is delayed

Once in a while friends and relatives would visit my family from other countries, and we usually go to the airport to pick them up. The problem is that sometimes flights are delay

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