How Well Does Your Bank Protect Your Personal Information?

Today's guest post is from Patrick Russo. Patrick writes for, a website that monitors products and rates at more than 7,500 banks and credit unions and that pairs that information with comprehensive commentary, reviews, tools, and community forums to equip and guide depository banking consumers. Identity theft and guarding personal information are important topics … Continue reading How Well Does Your Bank Protect Your Personal Information?


Affordable Care Act and Our Choices

The Affordable Care Act is among the most polarizing pieces of legislation ever created. It was upheld in June by the Supreme Court in a 5-4 decision, and the buzz surrounding what it means to politics, law, and the individual was deafening. If it continues to exist as law after this November's elections and subsequent presidency, I … Continue reading Affordable Care Act and Our Choices

Thankfulness for 2011

Every year around this time, I get in a self-reflective mood that lasts from Thanksgiving through the first week of January. It's a nice time of year for reviewing accomplishments, thinking about goals, wrapping up loose ends, and making important life decisions. Of course, the first and most important step in all of that is … Continue reading Thankfulness for 2011


iMania Makes Me Nauseous

Unless you consciously shun contact with the outside world, you've undoubtedly heard about the latest craze in the world of tech--the new Apple iPhone. The untimely death of Steve Jobs only amplified this effect, with a bright spotlight on Apple and their place in technological history. However, I reject the notion that iMania, the craze that surrounds … Continue reading iMania Makes Me Nauseous


Are You Declaring Independence?

July 4th is about so much more than grilling and fireworks, but like most other holidays, the meaning tends to get lost in all the hype, glory, celebration, and desire to get away from it all.


7 Things I Learned From American Idol

With two American Idol seasons under my belt, I came to 7 conclusions about the show that we could apply elsewhere.


Foreclosure Not So Bad, Says TransUnion

Earlier this week, Housing Wire ran a report that suggested mortgage defaults are not a good predictor of future loan problems.