Articles on Personal Finance

$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!

158 Free Investment Classes From Morningstar: Earn Rewards While You Learn

Whether you're brand new to investing or want to brush up on your terminology, Morningstar's free online classes offer a wealth of knowledge.

Afraid, Yet Smitten - You Haven't Heard of Violent Acres Yet?

Amid Violent Acres' delightfully jaw-dropping blog posts, you'l find some sound financial advice. Check it out!

Alternatives to drunk driving

Party hardy tonight, but don't drive drunk! A drunk driving conviction is just not worth it, especially when there are plenty of safe, pain-free alternatives.

Easy savings in 2007

Ring in the new year with a new online savings account. Here are some of the best places to help you start saving!

Do you have the econ knowledge of a high schooler?

Do you know more about economics than the average high school student? Take the quiz and find out!

Ben Franklin's guide to wealth and savvy living

Ben Franklin's pearls of financial wisdom are full of timeless advice on being fantastically frugal.

Honesty: Truly, the Best Policy

Are you honest with yourself about money? Some of us could really use a financial reality check — from ourselves.

Charitable giving - get a receipt

After the good-hearted decision to make a charitable donation, do some good for yourself and get a receipt! You can't deduct without one!

Gas Efficient Driving

Your gas mileage depends more on the way you drive than on what car you are driving. Here's how to avoid more stops at the pump.

Explaining the climax scene of "Trading Places"

A little lost trying to follow the big scene at the commodities exchange in Trading Spaces? We'll break it down for you!

Deadweight loss of Christmas: Economist explains why gifts are inefficient

The term "deadweight loss" doesn't exactly smack of Christmas cheer, but ask yourself — are you spending too much on holiday gifts?

Quick Notes: A Bonus Holiday Bonus?

Did Santa bring you an extra paycheck this month? Spend it wisely!

The Money Trail

What were your best and worst financial decisions this year? Sarah Winfrey shares hers.

Saving High

A savings account is crucial for your financial well-being. Don't have one? We'll tell you where to start looking!

Top 100 Most Popular Personal Finance Blogs

Creditcard.org recently released the Top 100 List of personal finance blogs to read in 2007. I've re-ranked the list in order of popularity to make it easier for readers who do not have the time to browse through all one hundred blogs. [more]