PowerWallet Review: Create Budgets, Track Spending, and Find Deals

Hate logging into all your different credit card, bank, and investments accounts to check on bills, balances, and transactions? Online budgeting tools help solve this problem, and PowerWallet is one of the latest entries to the market. PowerWallet does much of what other online budgeting tools do, but includes additional ways to save money with […]


A Simple Plan to Establish Credit for the First Time

As my children move into adulthood, the question of establishing credit for the first time is arising. Does a bank account affect your credit? Will a prepaid debit card establish credit? Should I get a credit card? As I work through these issues with my children, it seems like a good time to cover this […]


How to Start Your Real Estate Investing Journey: A 5 Step Plan

Photo: thinkpanama No doubt you’ve seen the late-night infomercials of snazzy looking gurus sitting by the ocean talking about how easy it is to get into real estate investing – even if you don’t have any money, credit, time, or resources. This image attracts millions of people to spend hundreds of millions on products, training, […]


Citi ThankYou® Preferred Card – Earn 20,000 Bonus Points

Looking for a rewards credit card with no annual fee and the ability to earn points for every dollar spent? Want a card with an introductory 0% APR that lasts for a year? Normally you have to pick a card with either great rewards or a 0% offer. Citi currently offers a rewards card with […]


Five Cool Smartphones Under $100

You do not have to wait for Black Friday or Cyber Monday to get that smartphone you have always wanted. Yes, even if you are on a tight budget, you can still buy a good state-of-the-art mobile phone at a reasonable price. All you need is a little online sleuthing. There are some challenges, however. […]


10 Tablet Apps That Manage Your Money

Times are tough. Whether you earn a lot or just get by, watching where your money goes is important. There are several ways of doing this; but with all the modern technology surrounding us, many choose to manage their finances by using wireless. The financial apps market is loaded with products for wireless devices. Some […]