40+ Hours a Week Making Money & ZERO on Personal Finance? INSANITY!
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Lets talk about personal finance time investment.
One of the great profound mysteries that I have been completely unable to understand or solve in my 7+ years of personal finance blogging is why the masses invest …

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Job Security: The 4 Pillars that Guarantee it (& Boost your Income)
October 20, 2010 | 2 Comments
Job Security: The 4 Pillars that Guarantee it (& Boost your Income)

Job Security: One Pillar at a Time
Job security is hard to come by these days. In an age where our culture has come to the conclusion that no job is 100% safe, I believe that …

How to Use a Secured Credit Card to Build your Credit
October 14, 2010 | 12 Comments
How to Use a Secured Credit Card to Build your Credit

With tighter lending restrictions these days, a lot of younger people in college and new graduates are having a hard time getting approved for credit cards or loans of any type. And because they aren’t …

Bartering Taxes: How to Report Barter Income to the IRS
October 7, 2010 | One Comment
Bartering Taxes: How to Report Barter Income to the IRS

For all the benefits of bartering – free goods & services, community-building, the thrill of the trade – there is one downside that you might not have anticipated. Taxes. That’s right, goods and services received …

Hard Credit Inquiry Vs. a Soft Credit Inquiry & their Impact on your Credit Score
October 5, 2010 | 3 Comments
Hard Credit Inquiry Vs. a Soft Credit Inquiry & their Impact on your Credit Score

What is a Credit Inquiry or a Credit Pull?
A credit inquiry, also known as a credit pull, happens whenever you or someone else (namely companies) accesses your credit report for one reason or another. Whether …

Bartering: How to, the Best Barter Websites, & Why National Barter Networks Fail
October 4, 2010 | 6 Comments
Bartering: How to, the Best Barter Websites, & Why National Barter Networks Fail

Bartering is back! Sure, it never completely disappeared, but it was on vacation for a handful of decades. And if the great recession taught us anything, it’s that resourcefulness and frugality is ‘hip’ again. And …

Always Check your Bill. Catching an Error Just Saved me $702!
September 29, 2010 | 7 Comments
Always Check your Bill. Catching an Error Just Saved me $702!

Every year I get my new homeowner’s insurance policy, and it goes up $30 or so for the annual premium. And I get pissed. In this economy, when my home value has plummeted for years, …


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