That’s the premise of a new book by Charles Farrell, “Your Money Ratios: 8 Simple Tools for Financial Security at Every Stage of Life.” The book lives up to its title—people at any stage of life can pick this up and figure out exactly how they relate to where they should be, according to Farrell. … Continue reading Can We Boil Down Personal Finance to Simple Ratios?
Needs, Wants and Crap for Babies: Part 2
The follow-up to my widely successful post covering baby gear. See what we've learned from eight months of experience and if our previous recommendations have held up.
YNAB 3.0: Second Look
In January, I put up a long review of the newest version of YNAB, being fairly disappointed in how it stacked up to other alternatives I was using at the time, like Mvelopes. Knowing how to create a budget was a good start, but I needed the right tool to help me make my plan … Continue reading YNAB 3.0: Second Look
Buying a Car from Hertz Car Sales
Reviewing our experience with Hertz Rent2Buy, including the entire process and what we liked and did not like about it. Includes tips for getting the most out of the test drive.
Stopping Entitlement in Kids
Wondering how to stop entitlement attitudes in your kids? Donna Corwin, author of "Give Me, Get Me, Buy Me" has a book out that might be the solution!
Using Consumer Reports to Select a Car
I walk you through some of the various tools available to find the perfect car on Consumer Reports. Includes screen shots of some of the tools!
How to Sell Your Car on Craigslist Quickly
A few weeks ago, I sold my aging Dodge Intrepid on Craigslist for $300 more than I wanted and in under 4 hours. Here is a step-by-step guide on how to repeat my success, including my best tips for getting the best possible price!
Socially Responsible Investment and an Improving Market
Ann Logue guest posts and talks about her new book, Socially Responsible Investing for Dummies. See some of her ideas for putting your money where your intentions are!
How To Live With Bad Credit (Half of Us Do!)
Reviewing Living Well with Bad Credit, a source book with ideas on how to deal with bad credit, and how to live your life while you repair it.
Ron Insana Book Tour Stops Here
Reviewing Ron Insana's book, How to Make a Fortune from the Biggest Bailout in U.S. History.