Teaching Your Kids About Money

Recently, I took my son, Gavin, to the CoinStar machine to turn the random coins he’s been getting into cash. Added to the last two years of birthday money, his total was right around $150. As he stared at that money (and lamented the fact that now all he had was paper instead of a […]


PF Buzz and a Free Ebook

Two of my personal finance blogging friends have recently introduced a new site and Ebook that are absolutely worth checking out. The first is a new site called Personal Finance Buzz, or PF Buzz for short. The second is an Ebook called the College Grad Money Guide. PF Buzz PF Buzz was created by a […]


What is Phishing–A Real Life Example

I recently received a phishing email intended to trick me into divulging confidential banking information. As a follow up to my LifeLock Review, I thought I’d share the email with you. If you’re not familiar with phishing emails or how to detect them, I’ll cover that in a moment. But first, here’s an image of […]


10 Fun and Frugal Father’s Day Gifts

With Father’s Day fast approaching, finding a memorable gift that doesn’t break the bank can be a chore. To make things easy for you, what follows are a list of Father’s Day gifts that range in cost from zero to about $25. And for those fathers reading this article, you’ll be happy to know that […]


American Eagle Silver Coins–A fun way to invest in precious metals

My grandmother was a coin collector. I can remember rummaging through a large jar of coins she kept in a cabinet looking for wheat pennies. She had hundreds of them. And she had a silver dollar from the 1800s. I remember thinking, “Wow, this is older than granny.” Fast forward to today and you’ll find […]


Target Retirement Funds

This article reviews Fidelity’s Freedom Funds and Vanguard’s Target Retirement Funds. These funds represent an easy way to diversify your investments in a single mutual fund.