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

PowerWallet - Transactions Power Saver

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 […]

Published or Updated: April 21, 2014

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 […]

Published or Updated: March 13, 2014

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

Real Estate Investing

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, […]

Published or Updated: February 26, 2013

Citi ThankYou® Preferred Card–Low Intro APRs Review

Citi ThankYou Card

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 more than a year? Normally you have to pick a card with either great rewards or a 0% offer. Citi currently offers a rewards […]

Published or Updated: March 24, 2014

Five Cool Smartphones Under $100

Motorola Photon Q 4G LTE

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. […]

Published or Updated: February 25, 2013

10 Tablet Apps That Manage Your Money

Mint for the iPad

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 […]

Published or Updated: February 21, 2013

The Top 8 Alternatives to PayPal

PayPal Alternatives

PayPal isn’t the only option for online payments. Here are eight PayPal alternatives. Photo: zizzybaloobah PayPal is the electronic alternative to banking. It is the most popular global online payment facility. Every day, thousands (maybe even millions) of individuals and businesses from different parts of the world use it for a variety of transactions. With […]

Published or Updated: June 6, 2013

How To Buy A HUD Home As An Investor

HUD Home Investement Property

My sister and I recently bought an investment property together. It’s a HUD foreclosure that we plan to rehab and flip over the next several months. I asked my sis if she would write a series of articles about the experience. She is going to give you all the details down to the penny. Here’s […]

Published or Updated: February 14, 2013

How to Pick a Credit Card

How to Pick a Credit Card

How to pick the right credit card for your financial goals Over the past year, I’ve been helping a friend rebuild his finances. I worked with him to file for bankruptcy. Because he owed a bank for past overdrafts, he was denied a checking account. So when he recently got a job, we found him […]

Published or Updated: February 12, 2013