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 […]

Published or Updated: April 9, 2014

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 […]

Published or Updated: February 14, 2013

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 […]

Published or Updated: October 28, 2012

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 […]

Published or Updated: April 9, 2014

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 […]

Published or Updated: April 21, 2014

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 […]

Published or Updated: May 23, 2011

Flood Insurance: Are you sure your home is covered?

I’ve been talking with my insurance agent over the past few weeks about flood insurance. It may not be the most exciting topic, but I’m always interested in insuring against those events that can totally destroy our home. As part of my research, I found a great government resource about flood insurance that I’ll share […]

Published or Updated: July 5, 2014

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 […]

Published or Updated: February 7, 2013

Lending Club Halts New Lender Registrations and Referral Program Pending Filing with SEC

Lending Club today announced that it has “started a process to register, with the appropriate securities authorities, promissory notes that may be offered and sold to lenders through our site in the future.” Thus, it appears that Lending Club wants to create a secondary market for its loans that would allow peer-to-peer lenders who need […]

Published or Updated: February 13, 2013