I vote because I want the right to complain for the next 2 years about the choices our politicians make. But many of us sit idly by and watch financial disaster happen, all the while complaining about it.
Why is access to emergency services treated as an option instead of a guaranteed right? Doesn't it affect more than one of us when something happens?
There are at least five solid reasons why offline money managers like Quicken and Microsoft Money are slowly dying. What is the future of the personal finance manager?
3,000 millionaires claimed unemployment benefits in 2008. They have a right to do so, but is it the RIGHT thing to do when millions of others are struggling?
At any one time, I’m following 2 or 3 television shows. Three hours of weekly TV is plenty, so I try to stick to that limit. Right now, I happen to be watching Top Chef: Just Desserts (just finished with Top Chef: DC), the latest season of Flashpoint, and Discovery’s The Colony. A “Controlled Experiment” … Continue reading What if Your Money Disappeared Tomorrow?
Have you noticed how owning a home is getting a terrible reputation lately? We are a society that loves to challenge the status quo, and thanks to the spectacular collapse of the housing market, the long-time "American Dream" is the new target. "Isn't this the best time to buy a home?," you might ask. "Aren't … Continue reading When Home Ownership Went Downhill
Ten years ago, when I first seriously got into personal finance and started using yearly versions of Quicken, there was a decent amount of choice. The big players, Quicken and Microsoft Money, kept each other somewhat on their toes and new features were implemented over the base design, although Quicken never really changed much. Somewhere … Continue reading The Slow Monopoly of Mint.com
More and more people are electing to pay their credit cards, rather than their mortgages. I analyze the trend and provide some of my own observations.
Reviewing Ron Insana's book, How to Make a Fortune from the Biggest Bailout in U.S. History.
I polled a number of bloggers in the space about what the average person can expect from their money in 2010, how the economy will play a role, and what we should be doing to reach our financial goals.