Now, this article was a bit shocking to me, even though I’ve heard many of the statistics before. I knew that a lot of people don’t have a good understanding of how to build wealth over time, but 21% of the population thinking the easiest way to do it is by winning the lottery? And it’s higher depending on which demographic you look at. What
I was surfing around on Fat Wallet and came across this post in the forum: “My gf has 80,000 in school loans (masters degree in Italian) and 12,000 in credit card debt. I just found this out today. We have been going out for around 8 months and all seemed great till now. My credit is pretty good, and I am wondering what the long
Arrrgggghhh I like to check my online visa statement every now and then when I log in to my credit union. While looking at it today, I noticed that I received a $41 charge from Vonage. If you recall, I canceled my Vonage account awhile back after I had been a customer for 13 months. When I called to cancel, the CR rep told me
Suze Orman has some words of wisdom. She cites how everyone can save an extra $5000 per year by trimming lots of little expenses all year long. There are a few that work for me, such as stretching out the length of time between expensive haircuts, or saving the change from every purchase and then putting that money in the bank. What I think Suze
http://www.latimes.com/business Well, this article did a pretty good job of answering my question about being so heavily invested in the U.S. markets. They talk about foreign markets and small cap stocks, neither of which I’m in at this point. http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/businesstechnology What should you be thinking about for 2006? Here are a few ideas of things to focus on. Certainly the underlying theme is getting a
Well, as many of you might know, I’ve been spending an embarrassing amount of time mulling over the purchase of a new car. Not because we REALLY need one, but rather because I got a wild hair in the very southern region of my back. I had been secretly searching through all the online used car aggregators (Traderonline, Dealernet, cars.com etc) looking to see what
The more time I spend browsing through all of the great personal finance blogs out here, the more I think about how it’s just too bad that so many people in the U.S. (and elsewhere for that matter), are so stressed out about their finances and could really benefit from reading these blogs. It’s too bad that they don’t take any interest in personal finance.
I’ve got the holiday spirit. Mostly because my daughter is getting in to Christmas for the first time. She is so excited that Santa is going to come to her house. I’m off work now until after the first of the year and am just spending time at home with my wife and daughter. I definitely feel very fortunate. The one drawback to the Christmas