myFICO Review

January 11, 2011

myFICO is the consumer credit score site of the creator of the FICO credit score system, Fair Isaacs.  You have several options on the myFICO site for finding your FICO score online and monitoring your FICO score. myFICO does charge for access to your score but offers a free credit score trial to let you […]

2011 Federal Income Tax Brackets

January 9, 2011

Income Tax Brackets 2011 The 2011 tax brackets have been released by the IRS with the official tax rates that you’ll use when you pay your federal income tax next year.  As you start looking for tax credits and deductions to lower your income taxes for the year that just ended you’ll use the 2010 federal tax brackets. […]

Why I Joined a Gang

January 8, 2011

It all started back in 2006 when I started chatting with a guy named Henry about personal finance and blogging.  We became friends and started connecting with other people who were interested enough in personal finance to write about it every day online. We were all going through similar things and got a lot out of […]

What’s the Soundtrack to Your Life?

January 6, 2011

If you had to pick one song to be the soundtrack for your life, what would it be?  That’s the question I recently asked the readers of the Money Smart Life newsletter.  Here’s what I wrote: What’s Your Theme Song for Life? See, music reminds us of where we’ve been and inspires us towards where […]

Save Money on Your Sprint Cell Phone Bill

January 5, 2011

How to save money on your cell phone bill is something I covered a number of years ago but recently I emailed a friend that works at Sprint and he offered some more tips on ways to lower your phone bill.  For those of you that don’t use Sprint, sounds like tip #2 might work with […]

ShareBuilder Review

January 2, 2011

ShareBuilder Review 2014 ShareBuilder is an online brokerage, offering discount stock trades via automatic investments for only $6.95.  This online discount broker makes it simple and afforable to start investing. Even if you don’t have much available to invest each month ShareBuilder helps your investment go farther.  It’s dividend reinvestment and fractional share purchase abilities […]

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