Does it ambush the price or you?

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

SAFETY ALERT: Are your children playing with deadly toys (

Yesterday I came across a website that identifies unhealthy toys and thought I’d pass it along. HealthyToys is a project of the Ecology Center, a nonprofit environmental organization based in Ann Arbor, Michigan. HealthyToys allows you to search for toys by name, brand or type. You can also see a list of the best and […]

Published or Updated: October 28, 2012

Invest Like a Monkey–An Online Tool to Put Your Investing Genius to the Test

Did you ever wonder just how well you could pick stocks if you managed a mutual fund or hedge fund? Well, if you don’t have a few billion dollars lying around to start your own fund, there’s a free solution called Tipping Monkey. Tipping Monkey is a free service that allows you to create an […]

Published or Updated: February 14, 2013

Pulse: A Free Online Cash Flow Management Tool for Small Business

If you are planning to start a small business or are already running one, a free online cash flow management tool may be just what you need. Enter Pulse. As described by the company, Pulse “is a web-based cash flow management tool that allows you to easily monitor the heartbeat of your small business – […]

Published or Updated: May 23, 2011

100+ Free Resume Templates & Samples To Help You Land Your Next Job

There is nothing more frustrating than staring at a blank screen as you try to write your resume or CV. Fortunately, you don’t have to start from scratch. Microsoft offers more than 100 Excel resume templates you can download for free. You can find all of the templates, organized into three categories,

Published or Updated: May 10, 2014

Don’t Forget to Get Your Free Credit Report

Reading through Money Magazine this month (I won a subscription from ChristianPF, a member of the M-Network), I was reminded that I was due for my free annual credit report. Requesting your report is easy. Simply go to From this site you can request annually a free credit report from each of the three […]

Published or Updated: April 21, 2014

10 Online Budget Tools

There are a lot of free online budget tools available to help you manage your money. As you know from previous posts, spending less than you make is the most important habit to develop if you’re seeking some degree of financial freedom. Along with good advice from readers and other bloggers, I’ve assembled a growing […]

Published or Updated: May 17, 2014

I Just-Got-Laid-Off Survival Kit (including how to find $100k+ job opportunities )

It’s 3 in the afternoon and your boss calls you into her office. You’re being laid off, and it pains her as much as it does you, she says. You get two weeks severance, and you need to pack your office and be out by 5. Have a nice day. So what do you do? […]

Published or Updated: April 5, 2014

10 Home Value Websites to Lookup the Value of Your Home (and your neighbor’s home)

The captain has turned on the seatbelt sign as an indication that the housing market has been cleared for landing. Please bring your seat backs and tray tables to their upright and locked positions. Turn off all electronic devices, and most importantly, assume the crash position. With housing prices falling, I thought this would be […]

Published or Updated: November 14, 2015

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