6 Websites to Help You Find the Cheapest Textbooks

Students spend thousands on textbooks. It doesn’t matter what field you’re studying. Literature? You’ve got to buy thirty-five novels for every class. Science or math major? Textbooks for these classes routinely cost upwards of $100 or more. But there are ways to get ahead of the curve on textbooks, and great ways to save money. […]


How To Apply ‘Getting Things Done’ To Your Finances

Recently I read the 2015 edition of David Allen’s widely popular book, Getting Things Done—The Art of Stress-Free Productivity. The previous edition was an eye-opener for me, although to be honest, I didn’t implement his system. This time is different. I’ve jumped head first into the GTD cult. In this article I’m going to walk […]


Swagbucks Review – Earn Rewards While You Surf

Swagbucks – interchangeably written as Swag Bucks on the website – is often promoted as an income opportunity. In reality, it’s much more than a way to make a few bucks. In fact, it might be more accurate to say that it is a site where you can earn rewards that you can exchange for […]


The Pros and Cons of Socially Responsible Investing

We recently received an email from a podcast listener who is new to investing and is trying to figure our her investing strategy. Although she wants to make money off of her investments, she also wants to do it in a way that lines up with her system of beliefs. Here is an excerpt from […]


How to Find the Best HELOC Terms

If you have a home equity line of credit, or HELOC, you may be considering whether you should refinance it with better terms and a better interest rate. That’s an especially important consideration since HELOCs don’t work like traditional loans. Here’s a recent question we received on this exact topic from a reader named Gale: I […]


The Ultimate Retirement Calculator (and it’s free)

Personal Capital first introduced what is by far the best financial dashboard I’ve used. It’s a free online tool that tracks everything from your bank accounts to your investments. It comes with great graphs and charts that show your asset allocation, investing costs, and cash flow. Now they’ve introduced an equally impressive retirement calculator. I […]