Chase Slate Review – 0% Intro APR for 15 Months and NO Balance Transfer Fee

Chase has upped the ante if you are in the market for a 0% balance transfer card. Called Chase Slate, the card offers a broad range of benefits including a 0% APR introductory rate for 15 months on both purchases and balance transfers. What sets the card apart, however, is that there is no balance […]

What a Great Home Based Business Looks Like

Welcome to our week-long series on How to Earn Extra Dough with a Home Based Business. In this first of five articles, we look at some factors you should consider when deciding on your next side-income-earning adventure. Finding the perfect Side Hustle isn’t easy. In my case, blogging is how I make my extra income […]

How to Earn Extra Dough with a Home Based Business

Blogging about personal finance for the past five years has taught me many things. But the most important lesson I’ve learned was completely unexpected–the power and freedom of earning extra income. Some call it a side hustle. Others call it a home based business. I call it life-changing. A side hustle is anything that makes […]

Best and Worst Cell Phone Carriers

Photo: JonJon2k8 According to a recent study from Consumer Reports, AT&T ranked at the bottom of the chart in customer satisfaction for the second year in a row. This is the result of the 2011 Consumer Reports’ poll of 66,000 of their online subscribers. I found this a bit surprising. I had an iPhone with […]

How Much Should You Borrow For College?

Igraduated from law school with $55,000 in school loans. It took me nearly 20 years to pay off that debt. And here’s the really crazy part of it all–many in my class had far more in loans, some exceeding $100,000. And this was in the early 1990’s! While my law degree has been very valuable, […]

Traditional IRA Contributions and Deduction Limits For 2017

As I’ve written about in the past, an IRA is a great way to save for retirement. If you qualify, you can stash money away for retirement, deduct your contributions from your taxable income, and let your nest egg grow tax-deferred until you take it out during retirement. The rules on contribution limits and whether […]