Tracking Time with Firefox Extensions

Photo: firefoxrockfestival We all want to know how we’re spending our hard-earned dough (or, at least, we should want to know). Budgets are lauded as the ultimate financial tool because they tell us in detail how we’re spending our money. But what about our time? While the cliche that time is money may be overused, […]

Published or Updated: June 12, 2013

Best of January and February 2008

Photo Credit: Wolfgang StaudtWelcome to the Best of January and February 2008. Here you’ll find the best articles, posts, tools, resources and news about money, finance and investing from the past two months. News and Analysis Are payday loans actually good for us? An Experimental Analysis of the Demand for Payday Loans (45 page pdf […]

Published or Updated: March 22, 2012

ING Direct Orange Savings Account – $25 Bonus Referral

Important Update: We are currently out of ING Direct referral links. You can, however, check out our list of high yield savings account options. A great option is EverBank, which pledges that its rates are in the top 5%. You can learn more about EverBank’s online accounts and apply online at www.EverBank.com. Who wants a […]

Published or Updated: January 15, 2013

5 Steps To Conquering a Debilitating Fear of Change

Photo Credit: Shahram Sharif Fear of change can be a powerful, all-consuming force in our lives.  It can keep us from pursuing our dreams.  It can keep us in a destructive relationship.  And fear of change can cause us to make some really bad investing choices. I had to confront my own fear of change […]

Published or Updated: March 23, 2012

Looking to Attend College for Free? Try Harvard

Photo Credit: Grad Student 2007 Everyone knows that the cost of a college education is rising–according to the College Board (the lovely folks who bring us the SAT and the AP exams), the average cost per year to attend a private four-year college is currently $23,712, up 6.3% from last year. But now, thanks to […]

Published or Updated: December 24, 2009

Dave Ramsey’s Step #4: A Visual Guide to Saving 15% for Retirement in a Roth 401(k)

Dave Ramsey’s Step #4 is simply this–save 15% of your gross income for retirement, preferably in Roth 401(k) and Roth IRA retirement accounts. This step raises two important questions: (1) what’s so special about 15% as opposed to 10%, 20% or some other savings rate; and (2) why invest in after-tax Roth retirement accounts rather […]

Published or Updated: August 10, 2013