I found an interesting site that aims to quantify your “BillsIQ”. What the heck does this mean? Well, the site basically presents you with a short financial quiz to help you assess where you are in terms of getting your financial house in order. The quiz has five sections: credit, debt, budget, wealth, and [...]
There was an interesting series of tips over on CNNMoney entitled Get a Financial Life. It lays out a series of tips to get your financial house in order in 7 short weeks, with one task per week. Here are their tips, and my thoughts on them.
Talk about your goals with your partner. If [...]
Several years ago, I said that I wanted to write a book about personal finance. That idea never really got off the ground, but my vision was to develop a resource that would have individual chapters that would build on each other so a person could go from money dummy to financially savvy. Great vision, [...]
It looks like another blogger has called me out (among others) to disclose the contents of my wallet. PT over at Prime Time Money has issued this challenge in a post where he discloses the contents of his wallet, and I’m never one to back down from a challenge.
My wallet is not your traditional [...]
In one of the more interesting blog postings I’ve seen in a while, Brooke from DollarFrugal.com writes about ten ways to use personal finance to strengthen your marriage. There were some very good thoughts included, with my personal favorites being the following:
1. Having open lines of communication. This one is probably the most obvious [...]
So here is a question that has come into my mind recently: does anyone else pick pennies up off the ground anymore? I started wondering this as I was hitting CVS for free batteries and I was always finding at least one penny on the floor by the checkout if I bothered to look down. [...]
Here is a really good post over at SavingAdvice.com. They detail 11 tricks that stores will use to trick shoppers into thinking they are getting better deals than they really are. All of these are really good things to look out for.
Putting the amount off in bold to hide the actual (crappy) price. “Sale” [...]
How often to do hear about the poor sucker who was just scraping by, wins the lottery, and a few years later is right back to the same financial position he was in before (if not worse) due to poor decisions? As someone with a background in accounting and finance, it is the story that [...]
I had a nice little surprise sitting in my mailbox today. A couple of weeks ago I wrote about a free CD-ROM that was available from T. Rowe Price that was to assist you in organizing your personal and financial information. The idea is that if anything were to ever happen to you, a loved [...]
Imagine you were to get hit by a bus or sat on by Rosie O’Donnell tomorrow? Would your loved ones be able to close out your affairs? Would they know every place you have squirreled away money? As someone who has had to piece together a financial life after a loved one’s untimely death, I [...]