14 Six-Figure Jobs The Don’t Require a Degree

You might think that a college degree is a must-have if you want to land a high-paying job these days. For many career fields, this is true. But there are some surprising six-figure (and nearly six-figure) jobs that require no degree at all. Whether you’re ready to launch a new career or you just want […]


5 Ways to Calculate How Much House You Can Afford

Particularly for those looking to buy their first home, the big question is always, “How much house can I afford?” I can still remember my wife and I trying to crunch the numbers when we bought our first home back in 1993. I was scared to death that we wouldn’t be able to afford the […]


8 Banking Options for College Students

If you held a part-time job in high school, you may have a bank account or even a credit card in your name. But if you didn’t work — maybe you just cashed those babysitting checks — you may not be used to dealing with more than just some money in your pocket. In college […]


A Dead Simple Way to Track Your Net Worth

If you’ve ever read one of Warren Buffet’s famous letters to Berkshire’s shareholders, you know that he starts each letter the same way. Each letter begins with how the company’s book value changed from the prior year. Here’s how he opened his must recent letter: In 2012, Berkshire achieved a total gain for its shareholders […]


Fixed Rate vs. Adjustable Rate Mortgages: Pros and Cons

While there are many types of mortgages, the biggest division is fixed rate versus adjustable. Although fixed rate mortgages are the most common in the United States, adjustable rate mortgages are the norm in many European countries and Australia. But just because one or the other is the norm doesn’t mean that it’s best for […]


7 Tips for Settling a Debt On Your Own

Before Jennifer Smith’s (not her real name) store went out of business, she had perfect credit: no missed payments and no problems with massive debt. But after the business went under, she found herself with nearly $65,000 in debt on personal credit cards she’d used to keep her business afloat. “I was completely freaking out […]