Don’t Know What You’ve Got Till It’s Gone

May 22, 2009

I feel like an ungrateful person.  I have a lot of blessings in the form of health, family, friends, a home, food to eat, insurance, a job, the list goes on…. Yet, there are days when I get worked up over things that in the big picture are pretty unimportant.  It’s easy for me to […]

Auto Insurance for College Graduates

May 22, 2009

Auto insurance quotes for college graduates searching for car insurance will probably make them wish they were back on their parent’s insurance policy. While some college graduates will have been paying their own auto insurance throughout college, the ones that have been covered by their parent’s insurance are in for a rude awakening.  Getting cheap […]

Roth 401(k) – Frequently Asked Questions

May 20, 2009

Roth 401k’s are a relatively new option for retirement investors.  I was researching the Roth 401k to see if it was right for our family and here are some frequently asked questions I came across. How are Roth 401(k) contributions different from regular 401(k) contributions? Regular 401(k) contributions are made before taxes, reducing your current […]

Credit Card Fees & Interest Rate Reform

May 20, 2009

To help make up for the shortfall in revenue that is sure to result, those extremely favorable terms for more responsible credit card holders may be a thing of the past.

Snacking on Personal Finance

May 19, 2009

Who doesn’t like to snack?  When I snack it’s usually because I don’t have time to make a meal or just have a craving for a small taste of something.  Our new baby hasn’t left us with much spare time this last month so I’ve been doing a lot of snacking in the kitchen.  I’ve […]

Stock Prices – Why They Go Up & Down

May 18, 2009

The price of a stock is determined by what people are willing to pay for it. At whatever point the demand of buyers meets the supply of sellers, the price of the stock is created. There may be someone out there trying to sell their AIG stock for $50 a share, but there are no […]

Personal Finance Newsletters

May 17, 2009

Personal finance newsletters are a good way for bloggers to build relationships with their most passionate readers.  I had several readers ask me what the point of a newsletter was since I already publish new posts everyday.  What else could possibly be covered in a newsletter? Giving You What You Want The thing about blogging […]

Free Credit Report & Credit Monitoring Trials

May 15, 2009

Free credit reports are available annually and you can get a free trial of credit monitoring services online from various companies so there’s really no reason you shouldn’t be able to check your credit report and keep tabs on your credit score. Credit history and credit scores play the leading role for individuals and couples trying […]

Credit Scores & Interest Rates: Why Credit Matters to Newlyweds

May 14, 2009

Credit scores make the world go round–at least in the lending and loan world. As newlyweds you’re embarking on a new life together. This new married life usually requires the merging of existing property and the purchasing of new items. Whether you’re applying for a new credit card, buying a car or home, or buying […]

Cheap Summer Activities

May 13, 2009

One of the best things about being a college student is getting your summers off!  Of course most college students don’t have lots of money so they have all this free time in the summer but no funds to do anything exciting. The author of Studenomics, a personal finance blog that offers common sense advice […]

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