Articles on Personal Finance

Is There Such Thing as a Messy Millionaire?

My favorite lesbian: I recently purchased Suze Orman's latest book (at Costco, for $10 off of the retail price), "Women & Money". [more]

Carnival of Money Stories is Coming to Wise Bread!

Wise Bread is hosting the next edition of the Carnival of Money Stories on Monday, March 19th. This is one of my favorite personal finance carnivals because it focuses on the personal experiences of our fellow PF bloggers. [more]

The Dirty Secrets of Credit Cards

Here are some of the biggest dirty secrets of the credit card industry.

MegaMillions - Mo' Money Mo' Problems?

Last night's MegaMillions drawing was for $370 million dollars. They say that money doesn't buy happiness, but I've got enough happiness right now. So I could totally use $370 million for, say, shoes. Did I say 'shoes'? [more]

More Bang for Your Buck: Paint Me Frugal

Paul's post about DIY got me to thinking about all of the times that I wasted money on trying to improve my home. There have been many of these times, more than I care to share. [more]

How would you like a free car?

Want a free car? Well, wrap it up — literally!

Save money on gas + free ebook

Save more money at the pump with these top 10 tips.

How to Get a Lower APR, or Possibly Not

Getting my interest rate lowered by my credit card company was impossible, so I had to go a different route to avoid the interest charges.

Share the love!

Share a little love this Valentine's Day with someone who needs it. Enter Kiva!

Womanhood microscopic and other hot stock tips

Spam ahoy! Penny stocks are the latest get-rich-quick scheme, and they're coming your way via email.

The cost of a free ride - why not to use a buyer's agent

This little real estate agent secret could potentially save you thousands on your new home.

U.S. personal savings rate close to Depression-era rates

U.S. savings rate has plummeted into negative territory, echoing days of the Great Depression.

SNL Financial Advice: Don't Buy Stuff You Cannot Afford!

Sometimes, the best personal finance lessons come in the least expected places.

Behind the Times - I learn about Keep the Change

Bank of America's Keep the Change program is the modern solution to a change jar. Are you saving your pennies?

$10 billion tax refund for long distance phone

If you paid for long distance phone service from 2003-2006, you are eligible for a refund of the U.S. federal taxes paid on that service.

Car Buying Part 2 – Into the Devil's domain.

Before you brave the Devil's Dominion of car dealerships, take these 10 tips with you. Don't be a laydown!

Will Work For Food: The Primal Connection Between Food and Personal Finance

An insightful reprint of Wray Herbert's moving article, "Will Work for Food: The Primal Connection Between Food and Personal Finance."

Car Buying Part 1 - Going For Broker.

Skip the dealership. Have a licensed broker find you the exact car you want without spending a dime over budget.

Queercents.com - Financial Tips from a Queer Perspective

Queercents founder, Nina Smith, talks about the importance of personal finance in the LGBT community. Have a read!