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My Car Accident Story
Tue, 06/5/12 | 5 Comments
My Car Accident Story

Article Note: This is a guest post from THE Wife, who has a car accident story to share. Yes, she’s OK. No, that is not the photo of her car accident (which was significantly less …

Should you Buy Mortgage Life Insurance?
Tue, 05/22/12 | 4 Comments
Should you Buy Mortgage Life Insurance?

One of the relatively newer insurance products to hit the market is “mortgage life insurance”.
If you’ve bought a home in the past few years, you’ve probably been offered the opportunity to purchase a policy.
And if …

The Dark Side of Budgeting
Mon, 05/21/12 | 7 Comments
The Dark Side of Budgeting

A friend approached me the other day with a question,
“Hey, do you use the Mint.com app? I think it would be a great way for me, for example, to take a look at my restaurant …

Is Gen Y Becoming the Frugal Generation?
Mon, 05/14/12 | 13 Comments
Is Gen Y Becoming the Frugal Generation?

Gen Y, aka the “Millennials” (ages 18-34), are proving to be a little more cautious about their spending behaviors than their predecessors, the Gen X’ers and Boomers.
A recent report on Gen Y spending behaviors (meant …

Which is More Fulfilling: Saving Money or Making Money? (reader poll)
Wed, 05/9/12 | 12 Comments
Which is More Fulfilling: Saving Money or Making Money? (reader poll)

“A penny saved is a penny earned” is not my favorite cliche, but it does contain the two fundamental personal finance components within its seven words:
1. saving money
2. making money
At its simplest level, optimizing each …

The Funny thing About Convenience…
Tue, 05/8/12 | 14 Comments
The Funny thing About Convenience…

With almost every single purchase we answer a question (consciously or subliminally):
“What is the most convenient option?”
It has become second nature.
If our purchasing power doesn’t afford us the luxury of modern conveniences, then what good …


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