The Pros and Cons of Joining a Local Food Co-op

Tweet A Food Cooperative Has Some Benefits, but Not Always Financial Benefits Everyone wants to eat better these days so the idea of local and organic food is quite popular. In some parts of the country your food may travel thousands of miles before it reaches your table, so it only makes sense that if […]

Stay Tuned for the iPod Touch Giveaway Winners

Tweet Even though the contest ended Monday morning, I’m a little behind in getting all of the entries gathered. There was a lot of interest so it’s taking some time to make sure all the valid entries get accounted for. Later this weekend I’ll be contacting the winners directly. If your winning entry was from […]

Your Car is Making You Poor And What You Can Do About It

Tweet This country has an obsession over cars. It sort of makes sense considering how most of our cities are laid out and the desire for suburban living basically requires almost everyone to not only own a vehicle, but to spend a considerable amount of time in it while going from place to place. While […]

Is the 401(k) Broken? I'm Not So Sure

Tweet Has Our Retirement System Failed or is it a Problem With Expectations? There has been a lot of talk about retirement lately on the heals of a devastating market drop. Most investors saving for retirement are heavily invested in stocks so the market downturn took their account value with it. Those who are near […]

Don't Forget About Estimated Quarterly Taxes Due Today

Tweet I write this because I almost forgot about the June 15 deadline myself. It wasn’t until last night that I saw a little reminder on my computer alerting me to today’s due date. It has always confused me about the due dates for estimated taxes. The last payment was due on April 15th, yet […]

Still Some Time Left to Enter to Win an iPod Touch and More

Tweet A few weeks ago I announced my giveaway to celebrate 1 million visitors and we’re now drawing close to the deadline. There are still a few days left, so if you haven’t entered already, you still have a shot. Entries are valid through June 21st. To recap, I’m giving away some great prizes. The […]

No More Microsoft Money After June 30

Tweet I suppose it probably doesn’t come as much of a surprise, but Microsoft is discontinuing their money management software at the end of the month. They had a good run, but it’s pretty hard to keep up with so many free money management platforms and the long-standing top finance package that Quicken offers. The […]