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

Tracking Time with Firefox Extensions

Photo: firefoxrockfestival We all want to know how we’re spending our hard-earned dough (or, at least, we should want to know). Budgets are lauded as the ultimate financial tool because they tell us in detail how we’re spending our money. But what about our time? While the cliche that time is money may be overused, […]

Published or Updated: June 12, 2013

ING Direct Orange Savings Account – $25 Bonus Referral

Important Update: We are currently out of ING Direct referral links. You can, however, check out our list of high yield savings account options. A great option is EverBank, which pledges that its rates are in the top 5%. You can learn more about EverBank’s online accounts and apply online at www.EverBank.com. Who wants a […]

Published or Updated: January 15, 2013

Get Paid to Interview for Jobs!??

  No, I’m not making this up. A new online service claims it will pay you to interview for jobs, on average $300 – $600 per interview. NotchUp is an online company that aims to take the hassle and cost out of placing “top-tier candidates” with employers. And it boasts that it has signed up […]

Published or Updated: February 14, 2013

Idea Shower Firefox Extension: A Great Way to Store Online Information

The Internet offers a wealth of information about personal finance and investing. Whether its a news item, a new online tool you want to try out, or information to help make you a better investor, all this information can be overwhelming. I’ve tried everything from e-mailing a link to myself to using bookmarks, but somehow […]

Published or Updated: February 14, 2013

Quicken Online + The iPhone = Yuck! (with iPhone screenshots)

I’m reminded of Bill Murray in the movie Groundhog Day when he was behind the wheel of a pickup and cautioned the groundhog: “Don’t drive angry, don’t drive angry!” That was just before they drove off a cliff. Now I can hear Bill telling me, “Don’t write angry, don’t write angry!” The truth is I […]

Published or Updated: March 15, 2013

Babycenter.com: A Nifty Tool to Calculate the Cost of Raising a Child

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Children are expensive. At least that’s the conclusion I reached after running some numbers through the Child Cost Calculator at Babycenter.com. You’ll find the calculator under the tools menu item. With two teenagers running around our home, we already knew how expensive raising kids can be. But seeing that six digit number on the computer […]

Published or Updated: May 23, 2011