I believe there are people in this world who live to take advantage of others in any way they can, and unfortunately for us, our former landlord fits the bill. She has decided that any resemblance of decency, goodwill, responsibility and even care for the law is simply too much to ask when it comes … Continue reading The Battle for Our Security Deposit, Part I
Fed up with Comcast, I set out to switch to CenturyLink, a new provider of TV in my area. The experience was less than perfect, and I'm left wondering if Cable TV providers just don't give a damn anymore.
I was driving through the mountains of Northern Georgia on our most recent July 4th vacation and realized how many things I take for granted.
A few weeks ago, the refrigerator in our apartment went out, leaving us without a way to keep food fresh. This is the story of how we dealt with it.
While I very much want to buy a house, I completely acknowledge that renting comes with a lot of under-talked-about benefits. Here are some of them.
It used to be that a mortgage accounted for 70, 80, maybe 90% of what you were paying out every month. No longer the case, it seems.
Yesterday’s post looked at how to save money for a house, but didn’t touch on what your actual target should be. Today, I’m going to cover the back end of things--how much money you’ll need to buy a house.
With the recession putting a damper on the housing market, a lot of people are wondering how to save money for a house so they can get in the game while prices and rates are good.
Suze Orman recently spoke at Google about an action plan for employees, investing, saving, buying a home, credit scores, and her 10 "truths" of personal finance. Here are the highlights.
Some of us can experience crazy swings in our power bills from month to month due to weather or other factors. Here are three strategies that will help you cope with a power bill that looks more like the stock market chart.