The Top 8 Alternatives to PayPal

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 […]


How To Buy A HUD Home As An Investor

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 […]


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 […]


What To Do If You Didn’t Get a W-2

Didn’t receive your W-2? Here’s what to do. Photo: reallyboring Still waiting on the W-2? You’re ready to prepare and file your taxes ahead of time. Yet each day goes by with no W-2 in the mailbox. It’s actually a problem I encountered this year for the first time. So for those that didn’t get […]


12 Financial Rules of Thumb You Should Ignore

First, your return to shore was not part of our negotiations nor our agreement so I must do nothing. And secondly, you must be a pirate for the pirate’s code to apply and you’re not. And thirdly, the code is more what you’d call “guidelines” than actual rules. Welcome aboard the Black Pearl, Miss Turner.–Captain […]


60 Free Tools for Everyday Savings

What’s better, to save $100 or to make $100? The hands down winner is to save $100. Why? Because if you make $100, you have to pay Uncle Sam a small fortune. Reduce your expenses by a Benji, as my daughter likes to call the C-Note, and it’s like getting a $130 raise. It was […]