Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Car Insurance

Insurance, is one of the more interesting financial decisions that is made each year by consumers. Whether it be auto, health, life or the many other kinds available, the options, features and pricing can be a bit overwhelming.  Essentially, you are paying insurance companies every month to protect your family, yourself, and those around you […]


Cash Back Smackdown: Discover it® vs. Chase Freedom

Recently readers have been asking me which card offers the best cash back rewards, Discover it® Cashback Match™ or Chase Freedom. Since I carry both and have used their cash rewards, it seemed like a great question to address. At first glance, it would seem that the two cards are about equal. For example, both […]


When (if ever) Should You Walk Away From a Mortgage

A reader asks whether he should walk away from his mortgage Recently a reader e-mailed me asking whether he should walk away from his mortgage. In 2007, he bought a condo with no money down on a 5-year adjustable rate mortgage, and the property is now worth $25,000 less than he owes. Although he can […]


How to Walk Out of Vegas a Winner. Seriously.

Every year, millions of people flood the strip of Las Vegas with a dream that their life could change for the better if they come out winning big. With the Affiliate Summit (a conference for bloggers), which is held in Las Vegas about a month away, there’s a very good chance I will be one […]


4 Things to Consider Before Getting a Credit Card Cash Advance

A credit card cash advance can be a quick and easy way to get cash. It can also be a quick and easy way to go deep into debt and rack up a lot of fees. Before you reach for the plastic, consider these for tips. Most credit cards give you the ability to take […]


4 Ways to Profit from the Falling Dollar

This past week I was interviewed on the Bob Connors Morning Show, a morning talk radio show in Columbus, Ohio. The topic of the interview was the soaring price of gold and the decline in the dollar. During the interview, I noted that our government has proven incapable or unwilling to control spending. Our spending […]