Not All CD’s Are Created Equal

There are only a handful of ways to earn “guaranteed” money on your investment and because the interest earned in an online savings account isn’t very high, it’s a good time to take advantage of CD’s.  Certificates of Deposit traditionally earn higher interest than that of savings accounts because your money is locked in for […]

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Alternate Transportation

Almost every municipality in the country is making a push for alternate modes of transportation.  More and more bike paths are being built.  Sidewalks are being widened.  Community shuttle buses are popping up in towns where car congestion and parking (or lack thereof) has reached critical mass and if you haven’t been on a public […]

How Much is a Great View Worth?

Depending on what state or country you live in, you might have a different opinion of what a great view is.  For some, the ideal living quarters is a house or condo next to the water.  For others, it’s stepping outside on your patio or porch and overlooking the forestry and world below.  But no […]

7 Ways To Help A Family Member Financially Without Damaging Your Relationship

This is a guest post by Ron Haynes, the blogger behind The Wisdom Journal. He writes about making wise choices, improving your finances, and living a better life. If you like this article, consider subscribing to his RSS feed. If anyone should be there for you, it’s family.  What happens when a family member loses […]

The 10 Best Eco-Friendly Cars of 2010

At, we like to bring you as many environmentally savvy tips as we can. Not only do they save the planet, they can sometimes save you money — the other kind of green we are particularly fond of. This may sound like a contradiction in terms, but cars are slowly joining the Save the […]

Do Prepaid Cell Phone Plans Really Save You Money?

Last week we wrote about simple ways to lower your monthly cell phone bill. One tip we mentioned was using a prepaid cell phone plan instead of committing to a long-term contract. The response from readers was amazing. In both comments and e-mail, reader after reader said prepaid cell phones were the way to go. […]