9 Tips to Declutter Your Finances

Lately I’ve become overwhelmed with clutter. Everything from my office to my home to my finances is filled with unnecessary stuff. And all this stuff creates stress and reduces efficiency. Just the other day my wife and I spent one hour searching for two bills that, as we eventually learned, were at the bottom of […]

Debt Cures by Kevin Trudeau – Do His “Secrets” Really Work?

Infomercial king, Kevin Trudeau, has released “Debt Cures,” a book claiming to reveal secrets that will get you out of debt. Do they really work? Let’s find out. I cringed when Debt Cures “They” Don’t Want You to Know About by Kevin Trudeau first hit the shelves. Mr. Mega Memory and Natural Cures had decided […]

ALERT: Refinance Your Mortgage Now!

For those of you considering refinancing your home mortgage, keep a close eye on mortgage rates over the next few days and weeks. Yesterday, the Fed announced that it would purchase up to $300 billion in U.S. Treasury over the next six months and $750 billion in mortgage-backed securities. Following this announcement, stocks surged and […]

Google’s Tip Jar–Vote for Your Favorite Money Saving Tip

Google just recently launched what it calls the Tip Jar. The Google Tip Jar is a collection of money saving tips that are ranked by the web community. You can submit your own tips and vote for your favorites. This past December, before Tip Jar was launched, I received an email from a product manager […]

2009 Economic Stimulus Package FAQs

President Obama has signed into law an economic stimulus package that covers 2009 and 2010. The stimulus plan, which costs $787 billion over two years, is more than 700 pages long. To break it down for you and to summarize the key provisions, we have developed this 2009 Economic Stimulus Package FAQ. Economic Stimulus Payment […]

Making Home Affordable Refinance and Modification–A 2009 Federal Program to Help Struggling Homeowners

Today President Obama announced the details of his Homeowner Affordability and Stability Plan. The housing program has two key features: (1) a Home Affordable Refinance Program; and (2) a Home Affordable Modification Program. Both programs are designed to help homeowners stay in their home, either by refinancing their current mortgage or restructuring the mortgage. And […]