Warren Buffett Controls the Stock Universe

Earlier this month, I wrote about how I finally got around to opening my very own OptionsHouse IRA.  What I didn’t tell you was that I took my initial $5,000 and invested it solely in one company.  Bank of America (BOA) was down nearly 40% for the year, more than 60% from it’s 52-week high […]


Kids With Jobs = Kids With Futures

One of the most important things my parents taught me when I was young, was self reliance.  At the time, I hated them for it because I thought having a job before I was in college was stupid.  Anything I wanted should be provided for by them and rather than earn money on my own, […]


When Does Frugality Turn Into Cheapness?

Imagine you’re walking down an abandoned street with no-one in sight.  Enjoying the beautiful and peaceful day, you spot a penny on the ground.  Would you bend down, pick up the penny and put it in your pocket?  What if that penny was a nickel, a dime, a quarter … and so on, all the […]


How To Lower the Closing Costs on a Home Purchase or Refinance

If you’re new to the home buying process, you may be a little surprised at the fees and costs you pay over and above the cost of the home. Unbeknownst to ill-prepared home-buyers, there’s actually a good amount of money that will be due when you’ve finally “closed” on the home. These fees are aptly […]


Which Family Cell Phone Plan Comes Out on Top?

With so many cell phone plans to choose from, it can be a bit overwhelming. Choosing the family plan that maximizes the money you spend while getting solid coverage and other perks is very important. Today, we will aim to make that task a bit easier for you. Let’s take a look at four of […]


How to Maximize Your FDIC Insurance Coverage

When you walk into the bank, it’s hard not to notice the display notifying customers that the bank is FDIC insured.  Despite people’s familiarity with the notice, there are many misconceptions about what FDIC insurance actually entails.  Some people think that all of the money they deposit into the bank, regardless of account type, is […]