Credit Karma Now Offers Free Credit Report Access!
Mon, 08/18/14 | 3 Comments

Longtime readers will know that I have been using Credit Karma to monitor my credit score for a while now. The free consumer credit information service (best way I can think of to describe it) built …

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How Much Money would you Need to Walk Away?
August 29, 2012 | 25 Comments
How Much Money would you Need to Walk Away?

I focus a lot on reaching financial independence.
There are a few different paths you can take to get there, and I have stayed incredibly focused on the fastest, most direct path, which has kept it …

Education Tax Credits & Deductions in 2012
August 27, 2012 | 23 Comments
Education Tax Credits & Deductions in 2012

Update: the 2013 & 2014 education tax credits & deductions have since been posted. This article is focused on 2012.
It’s back to school week for many students. This post should be timely for those of …

Dividend ETF’s: The Passive Way to Invest in Dividends
August 23, 2012 | 5 Comments
Dividend ETF’s: The Passive Way to Invest in Dividends

We’ve discussed the virtues of dividend investing and even highlighted a good place to start if you want to invest in individual stocks – the Dividend Aristocrats.
Next, I want to highlight a passive index style …

The Ultimate List of Somewhat Shady Ways to Save & Make Money
August 21, 2012 | 38 Comments
The Ultimate List of Somewhat Shady Ways to Save & Make Money

I’m going to need your help on this one.
Because I’m a choir boy.
Yeah, OK, not really. But my imagination and dark-side only runs so deep.
Personal finance is a game. And its likely we’ve all tried …

What is Prime Rate? & How Does it Impact me?
August 20, 2012 | 2 Comments
What is Prime Rate? & How Does it Impact me?

If you’ve ever taken out a short-term loan, adjustable mortgage, private student loans, or owed money on a credit card, you’ve been impacted by the “prime rate”.
If you don’t know what the prime rate is, …

5 Conversation Starters for a Financially Irresponsible Significant Other
August 15, 2012 | 6 Comments
5 Conversation Starters for a Financially Irresponsible Significant Other

I am thoroughly convinced that financial compatibility is one of the biggest determining factors of relationship success.
After all, it all starts right from the beginning with the debatable “who should pay for the first date?” …


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