Credit Card Bonus Comparison Charts

June 30, 2011

[chart_edge id=”card_bonus_dollars” align=”left” chart_title=”Cash Bonuses”] Credit card bonuses seem to be popping up all over the place, every time I open a credit card offer in the mail or visit a site online it seems like I read about a new cash bonus for opening a card. If you’re thinking about applying for a credit […]

401k Loans 101

June 28, 2011

If you’ve been setting investing goals and decided your 401k was a good place to invest your money then you probably have some money built up in your retirement account.  What if you discover you need that money you’ve been putting aside before retirement? You may be able to take a 401k loan, where you […]

Prenups & Beyond: 6 Tips for Money and Divorce

June 25, 2011

When you go through a divorce, you not only endure emotional bankruptcy, you could face financial bankruptcy as well.  Divorce is actually a common cause for bankruptcy in the US, more often for women than men.  Although divorce is the probably the last thing on your mind when you get engaged and get married there a […]

Investing on a Budget

June 22, 2011

How to invest with just a little money is a common question for people investing on a small income or trying to balance investing vs paying down debt.  Just because you don’t have a lot of money doesn’t mean you can’t invest, however it does require you to be smarter in your investment strategy. So […]

Market Capitalization: An Overview

June 20, 2011

As you sit and watch the financial news, or read other financial articles, you will constantly hear about this large-cap company or that small-cap, etc. What do these terms mean? Which companies fall where? And most importantly, why does it matter? The first thing we need to do when discussing this topic is define what […]

Investing vs Paying Off Debt

June 12, 2011

Investing vs paying off debt is a decision that many of us are faced with but we’d like to avoid. We’d rather earn enough money to both pay off our debt and save signifigant sums of money at the same time. Unfortunately, that’s not the reality for many of us. Your Burden of Uncertainty If […]

How to Track Your Investments

June 9, 2011

Two key parts of investing are how much money you contribute and how your investments perform. Tracking that performance will show you how much more money you need to put in to to hit your investing goals. But how important is monitoring your investment performance? Should it be done on an annual, quarterly, monthly, or […]

Check Engine Light Roundup

June 8, 2011

My check engine light came on last week during my morning commute to work. I spent the rest of the drive imagining all kinds of things that could be wrong and how much each one would cost to fix.  A co-worker suggested I go to an O’reilly or AutoZone and ask them to put on […]

401k Investment Alternatives

June 4, 2011

Investing for retirement is critical if you don’t want to rely on Social Security alone to make ends meet in retirement. Setting aside some money today will allow it to grow over time into a much larger amount thanks to compound interest. One of the most popular types of investment accounts to use for retirement […]

How to Set Investing Goals

June 2, 2011

As you prepare to invest your money as a way to build wealth, it is important to set investing goals. Having a plan for your money is vital if you want to eventually live the life you want. Obviously, everyone’s investing goals will be different, so you will need to take the time to think […]