Jason Brown Leaves NFL Millions & then the Story Takes a REALLY Odd Turn
Tue, 11/25/14 | 9 Comments

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays, and while you contemplate leaving your friends and family for the consumer madness of Black Friday, I wanted to share a good story that is in the spirit …

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Zecco & TradeKing are Merging
May 16, 2012 | 11 Comments
Zecco & TradeKing are Merging

Two of the lowest cost (and my favorite) online brokers, Zecco and TradeKing, have officially announced a merger.
I have had a non-retirement account with Zecco and a Traditional IRA and Roth IRA with TradeKing for …

How to Get Cheap Dental Care without Dental Insurance
May 15, 2012 | 12 Comments
How to Get Cheap Dental Care without Dental Insurance

Ahhh… the dentist…
30 awkward minutes of staring at the ceiling in order to avoid eye contact or looking directly into a blinding light while answering small talk questions as a complete stranger sticks their fingers …

Is Gen Y Becoming the Frugal Generation?
May 14, 2012 | 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)
May 9, 2012 | 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…
May 8, 2012 | 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 …

8 Tips to Protect Yourself Against Mail Identity Theft & Fraud
May 7, 2012 | 7 Comments
8 Tips to Protect Yourself Against Mail Identity Theft & Fraud

In a world where thieves mug grandmas in grocery store parking lots to steal their purses, it’s no surprise that mail identity theft and mail fraud have become very prevalent.
Stop and think for a moment …


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