Lessons from a Manic Stock Market & Flash Correction
Mon, 08/31/15 | 10 Comments

Last Monday morning, I was feeling absolutely sick to my stomach.
The Dow had just opened the day 1,000 points below where it had closed the previous Friday. And this was after it had lost an …

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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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