Money Ratios: Are You on Track to Retire Early (or at all)?

Your Money Ratios by Charles Farrell

One of the hardest things in all of finance to figure out is whether you’re on track to retire when you want to retire. There are so many variables, ranging from how much you’ll save, to the returns you’ll earn, to how much you will actually need during retirement. And then there are countless unknowns, […]

Published or Updated: April 21, 2014

Enter to Win an iPod Touch!


We have a winner! With over 10,000 entries, we randomly picked a winner this morning, and it was a Facebook Fan. We will be contacting him (sorry ladies) later this morning. Thanks for entering. And remember, as current Twitter followers, Newsletter subscribers, and Facebook Fans, you are automatically entered into all future contests. Thanks for […]

Published or Updated: February 16, 2013

Redbox Review – Can It Compete With Blockbuster and Netflix?


Redbox Automated Retail LLC began its quest to provide cheap and easily rented DVD’s in 2004 when it opened a couple dozen kiosk locations in Denver, Colorado.  Owned and operated by McDonalds, Redbox was initially placed within fast food locations as a quick and cheap way to rent a DVD.  Simply swipe your credit or […]

Published or Updated: October 29, 2009

Blockbuster Review – Online and Brick and Mortar Style

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Blockbuster Inc., a pioneer in video rentals, developed an extremely sound business model in the mid 1980’s.  Buy VHS movies at bulk rates, rent them out to the public and after two or three rentals rake in the monster profits.  Without competition from other major rental chains like the Internet or satellite and cable T.V […]

Published or Updated: April 16, 2011

Quicken 2010 Review

Quicken 2010

I just received an e-mail today that Intuit has released Quicken 2010. Describing the new version of its popular money mangement software as the “must-have upgrade,” Quicken Home & Business 2010 offers several new features. Organizes your finances all in one place Improved, streamlined, and guaranteed easier Saves time by automatically importing your existing Quicken […]

Published or Updated: July 25, 2010

Review: 10,001 Ways to Live Large on a Small Budget


Writing a book about ways to save money is tricky business. While some folks wash a zip-lock bag to reuse it, others feel a sense of accomplishment when they limit take-out to three times a week. How do you appeal to both crowds? The truth is, you don’t. But what you try to do is […]

Published or Updated: April 21, 2014

Zecco Online Stock Trading for Free


Zecco Trading is the online discount broker best known for giving away 10 free trades each month. But low cost is not the only thing Zecco offers. Zecco also offers powerful investing tools, a community for like-minded investors to share their portfolios and investing tips, and great customer service. We’ll cover all of these features, […]

Published or Updated: November 24, 2012