PowerWallet Review: Create Budgets, Track Spending, and Find Deals

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Hate logging into all your different credit card, bank, and investments accounts to check on bills, balances, and transactions? Online budgeting tools help solve this problem, and PowerWallet is one of the latest entries to the market. PowerWallet does much of what other online budgeting tools do, but includes additional ways to save money with […]

Published or Updated: April 21, 2014

The Best Smartphones According to Consumer Reports

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I‘ve been in the market for a new smartphone. As much as I love the iPhone, I just can’t take the horrible data network offered by AT&T Wireless. And with Verizon releasing an iPhone soon and the many Android phone options, there are plenty of smartphones to choose from. The question is which one is […]

Published or Updated: January 27, 2011

Top 7 Finance and Productivity Apps for the iPad

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For my third and final purchase with American Express Rewards Points, I splurged and bought the iPad. When the iPads first came out, I decided pretty quickly that I didn’t need or want one. Even though I’m a Mac addict, I just didn’t see the use for an iPad given that I carry a MacBook […]

Published or Updated: January 27, 2011

50 Unbelievable Things You Can Buy For $5

Five dollars doesn’t go as far as it use to. Or in the words of Yogi Berra, “A nickel ain’t worth a dime anymore.” But it turns out that you can buy (and sell if you are so inclined), some unbelievable stuff for just $5. The following list of 50 items for sale for $5 […]

Published or Updated: April 21, 2014

YNAB 3 Review–Budgeting Made Fun

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Update: YNAB 4 has been released with significant enhancements to the software. Reader our detailed YNAB 4 review for more details. I’m just going to get this out of the way right now—YNAB 3 is an awesome budgeting software tool. And at the “tender” age of 43, it takes a lot for me to use […]

Published or Updated: September 18, 2013

Review of Life or Debt 2010 by Stacy Johnson (and Giveaway)

Life or Debt 2010

Over the past 6 months or so I’ve been super-focused on paying down my debt. My goal is to be down to just my mortgage this time next year. Although all of our debt is “good debt,” the fact is it limits our options in significant ways. And that’s why the book, Life or Debt […]

Published or Updated: April 6, 2010

Buxfer Review – Easy Online Money Management

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In our never-ending search for useful money management tools, Buxfer is an option that is new to many. Buxfer is a full-service online money management tool that appeals to those preparing for everything from a summer vacation to retirement. It has something for everyone and also has many unique features that you cannot find in […]

Published or Updated: February 16, 2013

The Million Dollar Business of Swoopo – Penny Auctions Review

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As a child, I was an avid sports card and coin collector.  Without the internet at my fingertips (early 90′s … that’s right, I’m young), I had three basic ways of obtaining new cards and coins.  I could either visit the local hobby shops, trade with my friends or my favorite, save up enough money […]

Published or Updated: April 23, 2012

Cash4Gold or Cash4Suckers?

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Currently resting around $1,120 an ounce, gold continues to be a highly traded commodity, especially since the economy started it’s decline.  This means that if you own a pound of gold (16oz.), you are sitting on close to an $18,000 investment. If you’re rich enough to own a bar of gold (London Delivery Goods Bars […]

Published or Updated: October 28, 2012