This post originally ran on the blog in 2009, when it seemed recovery was around the corner. Nearly 4 years later, recovery is still slow in coming, particularly in my sector of the economy, but we're seeing positive signs everywhere, including the housing market. I wanted to revisit some of the principles that I published … Continue reading Keeping Your Focus in Economic Recovery
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.
How Well Did We Predict 2010? What do You Think About 2011?
Last January, we made some bold predictions for how the economy would do in 2010. Here's how well we did in our assessments. What do you think will happen in 2011? Share your thoughts!
5 Components of a Good Layoff Contingency Plan
Five things to include in a layoff contingency plan, including an emergency budget, income replacement, and a long-term plan. Write yours today!
What if Your Money Disappeared Tomorrow?
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?
When Home Ownership Went Downhill
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
Should You Pay Off Your Mortgage or Credit Card?
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.
Ron Insana Book Tour Stops Here
Reviewing Ron Insana's book, How to Make a Fortune from the Biggest Bailout in U.S. History.
Looking Out to 2010: Economy and Personal Finance
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.
5 Essential Money Lessons From 2009
I take a look at some of the financial lessons of 2009 that were essential for our family to learn, and wish you a happy and healthy New Year!