LifeLock–A Review

LifeLock is an identity theft prevention service available online. Identity theft is one of the fastest growing crimes in America, victimizing over 10 million people a year and costing billions of dollars. Given the rise in identity theft crimes over the past ten years, I thought a review of LifeLock was in order. First we’ll […]

Published or Updated: June 20, 2014

Best Websites for Getting Organized and Staying Focused

As my wife can attest, I have a touch of Attention Deficit Disorder. Hey look, something shiny. Where was I? Anyway, this month’s edition of ADDitude Magazine lists several great sites to help you focus and stay organized. Staying organized is particularly important for sound money management. Have you ever forgotten to pay a bill […]

Published or Updated: February 14, 2013

The Best Money Management Tips, Tools and Resources (April 2008)

Welcome to the Best of April 2008. Here you’ll find the best articles, posts, tools, resources and news about money, finance and investing from the past month. News & Analysis Subprime Mortgage Squeeze Causing Rise in Foreclosures A New York Times’ article described the impact the subprime mortgage crisis is having on foreclosures in some […]

Published or Updated: June 12, 2013

Tax Rebate Deals–Supersize Your Economic Stimulus Payment

With the Treasury starting to send out tax rebate checks this week, retailers have started clamoring for your business. To entice you to spend your new found money at their stores, many retailers are offering bonuses and discounts if you spend your tax rebate check with them. Many retailers, for example, are offering a 10% […]

Published or Updated: November 25, 2012

Do You ‘Steal’ Money From Your Spouse?

Managing money between a husband and wife can present some real challenges. Have you ever found yourself at the store or gas station ready to pay, only to realize that the last $20 in your purse or wallet is gone? It’s a sickening feel in the pit of your stomach when you realize you can’t […]

Published or Updated: April 9, 2014

Tax Rebate–A Complete Guide to the Economic Stimulus Package

Starting tomorrow, the Treasury will begin sending a tax rebate check to more than 130 million households. These payments are being sent as part of the Economic Stimulus Package Congress passed earlier this year. To receive a tax rebate, you must have a valid Social Security number, $3,000 of income and file a 2007 federal […]

Published or Updated: October 28, 2012

Warning: Your home equity line of credit may evaporate in an emergency

Your home equity line of credit can be reduced or canceled if your finances take a turn for the worse, which reminds me of the Seinfeld episode when George Costanza pushed an elderly woman, a clown and a room full of children out of his way so he could escape what he thought was a […]

Published or Updated: April 9, 2014

Flood Insurance: Are you sure your home is covered?

I’ve been talking with my insurance agent over the past few weeks about flood insurance. It may not be the most exciting topic, but I’m always interested in insuring against those events that can totally destroy our home. As part of my research, I found a great government resource about flood insurance that I’ll share […]

Published or Updated: July 5, 2014

Clinton’s Earn $109 Million as Unemployment Jumps to 5.1%

Two news stories at the end of last week really caught my attention. First, the Clintons finally released their tax returns. They show the former and possibly next Presidents earned a combined $109 million since leaving office.   Second, the U.S. economy lost 80,000 jobs in March, the biggest drop in five years, bring the […]

Published or Updated: February 14, 2013

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