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 […]


11 Online Retirement Calculators

Online retirement calculators come in all shapes and sizes. Some retirement calculators are extremely simple and provide little in the way of helpful information you can use to plan for retirement. Others are complex affairs that require an advanced degree from MIT to use. What follows are 11 online calculators for retirement that get it […]


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 […]