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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Do YOU Need a Budget?
February 5, 2014 | 13 Comments
Do YOU Need a Budget?

I have been running a personal finance blog for over six years now, but I have a dirty little confession…
These days, I don’t budget.
<insert crowd hush and record scratch/rewind sound effect>
“Woah, hold on a sec …

Going to School? Take Advantage of these Education Tax Credits & Deductions in 2013 & 2014
February 3, 2014 | 7 Comments
Going to School? Take Advantage of these Education Tax Credits & Deductions in 2013 & 2014

The readership here is heavy on those completing school for the first time and going back to school to further their education.
The good news is that if you’re paying for school (for yourself or others), …

Can You Shop at Costco without a Membership? Yes! Here are 5 Ways
January 27, 2014 | 13 Comments
Can You Shop at Costco without a Membership? Yes! Here are 5 Ways

If you are not one to compromise food quality (like me), but still seek out a good deal – the odds are strong that you have a Costco membership.
And if you don’t, you should seriously …

Direct Stock Purchase Plans (DSPP’s) & DRIP’s: Are they Worth it?
January 22, 2014 | 6 Comments
Direct Stock Purchase Plans (DSPP’s) & DRIP’s: Are they Worth it?

DSPP’s Vs. DRIP’s
Direct stock purchase plans (or DSPP’s for short) are plans that allows you to buy stock directly from a company or their stock transfer agent – often times without a fee – and …

The Most Fuel Efficient Cars of 2014
January 20, 2014 | 6 Comments
The Most Fuel Efficient Cars of 2014

A Good Year for Fuel Efficient Cars
If you’re looking for a place to start your research on the most fuel efficient cars of 2014, you’re in the right place, as I will highlight the top …

Healthcare.gov Prices are in. Here’s What I Found
January 14, 2014 | 20 Comments
Healthcare.gov Prices are in. Here’s What I Found

After a massive fail back in the fall with website reliability at healthcare.gov, I was curious what my user experience would be like TODAY – and I was REALLY curious what insurance premium quotes on …


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