Do You ‘Steal’ Money From Your Spouse?

Managing money between a husband and wife can present some real challenges. Have you ever found yourself at the store or gas station ready to pay, only to realize that the last $20 in your purse or wallet is gone? It’s a sickening feel in the pit of your stomach when you realize you can’t […]


25 Ways to Save Money on Gas

With gas prices nearing $4 a gallon, saving money on gas is more important than ever. Fortunately, there are a lot of relatively simple and inexpensive things you can do to save money on gas. What follows is a list of 25 ways to reduce what you pay at the pump: Car Maintenance Replace a […]


Tax Rebate–A Complete Guide to the Economic Stimulus Package

Starting tomorrow, the Treasury will begin sending a tax rebate check to more than 130 million households. These payments are being sent as part of the Economic Stimulus Package Congress passed earlier this year. To receive a tax rebate, you must have a valid Social Security number, $3,000 of income and file a 2007 federal […]


Warning: Your home equity line of credit may evaporate in an emergency

Your home equity line of credit can be reduced or canceled if your finances take a turn for the worse, which reminds me of the Seinfeld episode when George Costanza pushed an elderly woman, a clown and a room full of children out of his way so he could escape what he thought was a […]


Look What Crate & Barrel did to my Sunroom

They say a picture is worth a thousand words, so here you go:     What are you looking at, you ask. No, it’s not the design work of a drunken Martha Stewart, but it might as well be. And no, this is not what Mrs. Dough and I had planned when we set out […]


ING Electric Orange Checking Account–$25 Bonus Referral

Update: There’s good news and bad news. The bad news is that the $25 bonus for an ING Electric Checking Account is no longer available. The good news is that ING still offers a no fee checking account with great rates. In fact, ING’s high yield checking account comes with several great features: Your FDIC-insured […]