Return of the Credit Card Telemarketers

July 31, 2009

The credit card interest rate scammers have been calling me about once a month for the last few months.  I’ve been trying figure out what their angle is and each time they call I get a little more information out of them.  They’ve simplified their inital automated call.  Now instead of talking about President Obama and […]

The Costs of Selling Your House

July 30, 2009

The costs of selling a house may not make or break your decision to sell whether you’re relocating, trading up, or buying a smaller home.  However, the costs can run into the thousands of dollars so they’re something you don’t want to overlook.  The first thing you need to consider if you are thinking about […]

Money Tunes – Songs About or Involving Money

July 29, 2009

If you’re like me, money is constantly at the back of your mind.  Most everything you do during the day is somehow tied to money; you’re earning it, spending it, saving it, etc.  I guess that’s why money and money related topics make an appearance in so many songs.  Here are some “money tunes” for […]

Financial Advisor Websites With Blogs

July 27, 2009

Financial advisor websites are often little more than an online brochure explaining the qualifications and services of the financial planners that run them.  Of course these advisors are busy watching over the personal finances of their clients so it makes sense that they don’t have a lot of extra time to write articles for their website […]

How to Get a Cheap Massage

July 25, 2009

Getting a professional massage isn’t cheap.  I’ve bought a few massage gift certificates for my wife over the last few years and the cost of the massage around here usually runs about a dollar a minute.  I could never bring myself to spend that much money on a massage for myself but I’m glad to […]

Prank Callers Are Costing Me Money

July 24, 2009

The no call list was great for consumers, it really cut down on the number of unsolicited callers that interrupted your dinner or your afternoon.  Too bad for us there’s not a no call list for prank callers. Attack of the Prank Caller We’ve been having the same person prank calling us for the last […]

How to Save Money on Car Maintenance

July 20, 2009

Regular car maintenance can be a great way to save money on your auto expenses. Expensive car repairs can often be avoided, or at least postponed for years, if you take steps to maintain the health of your vehicle.  Smart Money magazine recently ran an article on affordable tips for car maintenance.  While some of them […]

No Air Conditioning Weekend

July 18, 2009

The weather has been so nice this weekend that we’ve just shut off our air conditioning and opened up all the windows.  I can’t believe it’s the middle of July and the weather’s this nice.  Just a few weeks ago it was so brutally hot that our neighbors on both sides had their air conditioning […]

Avoid Foreclosure Rescue Scams

July 16, 2009

The struggling economy has left many people facing the potential of foreclosure and has created a wave of scam artists that are taking advantage of the fears of desparate homeowners. The Federal Trade Commission is on a mission to help stop foreclosure rescue scams around the country. Here is the FTC Chairman Jon Leibowitz’s warning […]

Home Inspection Tips When Buying A House

July 15, 2009

Buying a house is never easy and you’ll likely come across some snags during the process. One of the most common problems that can delay closing on a real estate deal is a home inspection full of problems. Home Inspections I recommend that everyone get a home inspection.  I thinks its always worth paying for […]

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