70% of Fund Assets are Still Active Vs. Passive: Here are the 4 Bad Reasons Why
Mon, 04/20/15 | 12 Comments

The reputation of passive investing through index funds and their ETF counterparts has been pristine in recent years.
In 2014, only 10% of active stock funds that focus on big U.S. firms beat the S&P 500 …

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Which Type of Auto Insurance Covers you if at Fault in an Accident?
July 17, 2012 | One Comment
Which Type of Auto Insurance Covers you if at Fault in an Accident?

When we left last my wife’s car accident story, where she rear-ended another car, she had a number of questions. The biggest of which was, “will insurance cover repairs since I was at fault?”
Big, scary …

Why you should Consolidate your 401K’s into a Rollover IRA
July 16, 2012 | 8 Comments
Why you should Consolidate your 401K’s into a Rollover IRA

Consolidating your 401K’s into a rollover IRA has become an absolute necessity. Why? Most of us are collecting them like memorabilia.
There is no loyalty in the workplace any longer – from both employees and employers.
The …

Dave Ramsey’s Baby Steps: The Better Version
July 11, 2012 | 85 Comments
Dave Ramsey’s Baby Steps: The Better Version

“Dave Ramsey – that guy is extreme, man! He wants you to sell your extra cars and pay off your leases and stuff…”
As a personal finance blogger who isn’t always open about the fact that …

Does Opening or Cancelling a Credit Card Impact your Credit Score? & How Much?
July 9, 2012 | 10 Comments
Does Opening or Cancelling a Credit Card Impact your Credit Score? & How Much?

One of the biggest… I won’t say “myths”, but rather “over-exaggerated” credit score claims, is the impact of cancelling a card on your credit score. The same goes for the impact of opening a new …

Obamacare Upheld by Supreme Court: What it Means for YOU
July 4, 2012 | 14 Comments
Obamacare Upheld by Supreme Court: What it Means for YOU

You are probably aware that last week the Supreme Court upheld almost all of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), or “Obamacare” as many have affectionately or angrily dubbed the healthcare reform laws.
I …

The BIG Home: American Dream or Disease?
July 2, 2012 | 15 Comments
The BIG Home: American Dream or Disease?

The Big Home American Dream
One of the biggest financial mistakes that I see time after time from friends, co-workers, and family is buying a big house.
Human beings are dreamers and planners. We like to think …


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