Filing for Bankruptcy – Chapter 7 vs Chapter 13 Bankruptcy

April 29, 2009

Filing for bankruptcy can eliminate or reduce your debt but there are major consequences you should be aware of before you file for bankruptcy. Unmanageable debt is a huge problem in the U.S., bankruptcies totaled over 1.1 million last year; a 31% increase from the previous year.  Here is a look at the two most […]

Online Broker Review and Comparison

April 28, 2009

Online broker reviews differ from site to site because every investor has different things they look for in an online brokerage.  Comparing brokers is actually the easy part, choosing the right brokerage site for you is the tricky part.  So today we have a comparison of online brokers from someone with considerable experience in the […]

Short Selling Stock

April 27, 2009

Short selling stocks is a stock trading method that I’ve never used but I’ve gotten several questions about so today’s guest post takes a look at some of the details of shorting stocks. Short Selling Shorting stocks takes a certain amount of courage since you are betting against the long-term trend, history tells us that.  […]

New Baby Girl is Making Us Sleepy

April 26, 2009

Newborn babies are a lot of work!  It’s only been a little over a week since we’ve had our little girl at home but it seems like a lot longer than that.  The days kind of run together when you’re sleep deprived and trying to figure out how to handle a new baby. Luckily we’ve […]

Credit Reports & Credit Scores – Choosing the Best One for You

April 23, 2009

If you’ve ever applied for a loan, credit card, or mortgage, you know your credit score plays a major role in your approval. Having a good credit score is the key factor in buying a car or a house, or obtaining a credit card with a lower interest rate and better terms than those who […]

FNBO Direct Online Savings Account Good for the Environment?

April 23, 2009

FNBO Direct mentioned their online savings account as an easy method of “going green” in their latest email newsletter. I guess I’d never thought of online banking as being good for the environment before but it makes sense that electronic delivery of bank statements helps to cut down on paper waste. Here’s a statistic they […]

Earth Day 2009 – 8 Ways to Save the Environment from Your Cubicle

April 22, 2009

Many of us spend the majority of our day at work so here are a few tips on how you can celebrate Earth Day every day while slaving away in your cubicle. Reduce Waste 1) Use a ceramic or travel coffee mug rather than a Styrofoam or paper cup. 2) If you’re eating something other […]

Best Personal Finance Software Online

April 21, 2009

The best personal finance software sites are free!  This review of personal finance budgeting online takes a look at sites like Quicken Online, Mint, Wesabe, and others and how you can manage your money online for free.  Thanks to Kelly Whalen for doing the research and compiling this list. Money Management Online Recent news suggests savings […]

The Credit Crunch, Financial Crisis, and Stimulus Packages

April 20, 2009

While some pundits have referred to the current economic situation as the Great Depression 2 or some other similar crisis situation, the fact is we still have a long way to go before we get to that point. Nevertheless, we are now in what appears to be the most significant financial crisis since the 1930s. […]

Baby Tips on Life

April 19, 2009

Babies can teach you a lot about life.  Although they can’t talk and have no intention of doing anything but getting their needs met, being around a newborn baby can teach you, or at least remind you, of a few key points in life. We’re back from the hospital and that smiling face you see […]

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