Capital One 360 Review

As you may have heard, Capital One recently purchased ING Direct. Now called Capital One 360, it’s an online bank that offers everything from checking accounts to savings accounts to bank accounts for children. My wife and I have had a savings account at ING direct for a number of years. We’ve also opened up […]


The Truth About Reverse Mortgages

Reverse mortgages are a mixed blessing. On the one hand seniors can get access to the equity in their home without selling or taking on additional debt. On the other hand, these financial products are difficult to understand and often come loaded with fees. So I was glad to host a guest post from the […]


The Best Calendar-Based Personal Finance Apps

Sometimes managing your finances is harder than earning the money in the first place. Thanks to our modern technology, though, there are now a lot of interesting and creative ways for you to keep track of your spending. For example, you can use a smartphone to track everything from your investments to you daily spending. […]


Why You Should Save Money

Photo: Tax Credits I charge both of my children rent to live in our home. Even our daughter, who’s a senior in high school, pays rent. But it’s probably not what you think. I “charge” them rent by requiring them to save 50% of the gross income they make from their jobs. It’s still their […]


6 Simple Tips for Home Sellers

With the real estate market showing some signs of life, many people will be putting their homes up for sale. As a homeowner and real estate investor, I know firsthand that there are simple things you can do to increase your chances of selling your home fast and at a great price. So I was […]


Dow 14,000–Interview with Gerri Willis of the Willis Report

Recently Gerri Willis of the Willis Report (Fox Business Network) and I had a chance to exchange email on the Dow. With it recently surpassing 14,000 (again), I wanted to get Gerri’s take on the Dow’s historic climb (I guess history does repeat itself). As somebody who largely ignores the hoopla around something like Dow […]