One of my colleagues at the office is fighting with an identity theft scam involving her primary checking account, and listening to the line of bull they are feeding her has inspired me to post about the things you bank doesn’t want you to know if you are an identity theft victim.
Here’s her story: [...]
Anyone who has known me over the years knows that I usually have a lot of magazines laying around my house. However, this personal finance blogger has made a decision that may surprise many: I am not renewing any of my personal finance magazine subscriptions. I have several reasons for doing this besides eliminating the [...]
Nearly all of us fight the battle against clutter, and allowing clutter to reign can cost you financial in a number of ways. The most common one that comes to mind is paying bills late and being slapped with fees because the bill got buried underneath some pile on your desk.
Here is an unusual [...]
With everything going to hell around us, is putting your money in the bank just not safe enough anymore? Apparently a lot of people think so, as it is being reported that sales of home safes have increased significantly, but safes aren’t the only places people are stashing cash and other valuables. Mattresses, coat pockets, [...]
The wife and kids decided to stay back in Louisiana for a couple of extra days, so with the house to myself I decided to work on the transition of my old office into a bedroom for the kids. As part of the project I had to move everything out of the room (now so [...]
This isn’t directly related to personal finance, but I liked this list of things to add to your daily routine to make your life less cluttered that was posted at Unclutterer. A lot of the list, however, deals more with just getting things done rather than managing stuff. Here’s a quick run down, and for [...]
In this environment, it is smart to minimize expenses as much as possible, and one place ripe for cuts is the cable TV bill. While the argument could be made that you don’t need cable at all, many of us wish to keep the luxury of cable and would just like to knock a few [...]
I am in a lot of ways Obsessive-Compulsive, and one area where it was really bad was in saving receipts. The intention was good: to be able to track our spending in Quicken or Money. However, this goal proved elusive as I never was able to commit to actually tracking everything in Money or Quicken [...]
Here’s a quick tip to help limit expenses. Don’t be afraid to ask for a late fee to be waived on your bill. No matter how careful we are, sometimes a bill slips past us, like my AT&T home phone bill did this month. The result was a $6.05 late fee, not a lot but [...]
I posted a few weeks ago about my dilemma on what to do with my cell phone. I have been a Sprint customer for a little over two years and I’m no longer under contract, while my wife is an AT&T customer. I discussed the idea of switching to AT&T and doing a family share [...]