Why I Use Quicken to Manage My Debt Mountain

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Debt sucks.  There’s just no prettier way to say it and for the past four years, I’ve been dealing with more non-mortgage debt than most Americans will ever see.  You see, after being extremely stupid and attending a private university for five years (to obtain a four year degree no less), I took on the […]

Published or Updated: June 6, 2011

A Review of DoughHound – Personal Finance Software

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Many readers are familiar with the plethora of personal finance tracking sites available these days. Now there’s a newcomer to that arena: DoughHound.com. The site, created by married couple Daniel and Jillian Tobias, launched earlier this year, and is a spin-off of their personal project to save enough money for a trip around the world. […]

Published or Updated: March 22, 2013

7 Personal Finance Books That Can Change Your Life

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“Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers.”–Charles W. Eliot. As the holiday buying season gets underway, I thought I’d share those personal finance and investing books that have been my best “friends,” “counselors,” and “teachers.” If followed, these […]

Published or Updated: November 12, 2010

A Free Resume Template Site from Microsoft

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Trying to create a resume from scratch can be a real chore, particularly if you’ve just been laid off. We’ve written in the past about free resume templates that can help you develop a professional looking resume. Microsoft has updated its site that provides literally hundreds of free resume samples and templates. And the site […]

Published or Updated: May 20, 2014

Price Protectr: Automate Comparison Shopping with this Free Tool

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Did you ever wonder if you were getting the best price for something you buy online? There are a number of tools that will help answer that question, and even watch the Internet for a better deal. Price Protectr is one of those tools, and it’s really easy to use. Once you find what you […]

Published or Updated: January 16, 2012

A Search Engine for Jobs, Indeed!

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Wouldn’t it be great if one site allowed us to search across thousands of company websites and employment directories for job openings? Imagine just plugging in the job title you’re looking for and location, and having the site return a long list of job opportunities. Well that is exactly what Indeed.com claims to do. The […]

Published or Updated: December 8, 2011

Do You Follow the 50-50 Rule of Mutual Fund Investing?

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Picking mutual funds to entrust your hard earned cash can often feel like a crap shoot. The experts tell us not to look at past results, but let’s be honest, it’s the first thing most of us look at. And if past results are not an indicator of future performance, why are past results plastered […]

Published or Updated: August 23, 2014

My Virtual Personal Finance Library

Photo Credit: polifemus (out of order) My virtual library is a collection of online articles and other resources that I’ve assembled over the years. I originally created this library as a means to conveniently store all of the online materials I’ve read about retirement accounts (e.g., 401(k) and IRAs), investing, asset allocation, money management and […]

Published or Updated: June 6, 2013

PriceAmbush.com: Does it ambush the price or you?

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A reader recently brought a website to my attention and asked what I thought of it as a money management tool. The site is called PriceAmbush, and it purports to allow you to search the Internet for the best deals on stuff. But I have very mixed feelings about this site. First, it appears to […]

Published or Updated: May 23, 2011