Lifetime Earnings: The First Decade is EVERYTHING
Wed, 02/25/15 | 14 Comments

The New York Fed recently released a landmark study on individual lifetime earnings, called “What Do Data on Millions of U.S. Workers Reveal about Life-Cycle Earnings Risk?
The breadth and depth of the data analyzed – …

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Reader Dilemma: I Cant Get Approved for a Credit Card! How do I Build Credit?
January 14, 2010 | 38 Comments
Reader Dilemma: I Cant Get Approved for a Credit Card! How do I Build Credit?

How Do you Get Approved for Credit Without a Long Credit History?
This question comes from a reader who has been unable to get a credit card approved, despite seemingly doing everything by the textbook. I …

The Free Alternatives to Microsoft Office: Stop Wasting Money!
January 10, 2010 | 9 Comments
The Free Alternatives to Microsoft Office: Stop Wasting Money!

Is there a Free Microsoft Office Alternative?
This may be old news for some, but apparently not everyone has made the switch from Microsoft Office, as you will soon find out.
A few years ago, when I …

2010 Financial Resolution Guide: 10 Choices – A La Carte Style
December 29, 2009 | 9 Comments
2010 Financial Resolution Guide: 10 Choices – A La Carte Style

Looking for Financial Resolutions that you can Actually Stick to this Year?
If anyone knows how hard it is to stick to resolutions, it’s me. If I had a dollar for every time that I vowed …

2010 IRS Maximum Allowed Roth & Traditional IRA Contribution Limits
December 28, 2009 | 4 Comments
2010 IRS Maximum Allowed Roth & Traditional IRA Contribution Limits

Update: the 2015 maximum IRA contributions have since been released if you are looking for current information. You can also find the the 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014 maximums at those links.
The Deadlines for your …

The 12 Best Songs About Money. EVER.
December 24, 2009 | 17 Comments
The 12 Best Songs About Money. EVER.

The Best Songs About Money
When I awoke this morning, like a flash of lightening, I thought, “how about writing a post that combines two of everyone’s favorite things – money, and music.” <pats self on …

The 3 Questions you MUST Ask Yourself Before Reading Another Personal Finance Post
December 20, 2009 | 13 Comments
The 3 Questions you MUST Ask Yourself Before Reading Another Personal Finance Post

If you’re reading any post on a personal finance blog, the odds are that you are trying to achieve a goal through the means of money. But you may be wasting a whole heck of …


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