Don't Waste Money Financing a Car for More Than 3-5 Years

Tweet As if financing the purchase of a rapidly depreciating asset isn’t bad enough, financing it for an extended period of time is even worse. Financing the purchase of a car or truck for more than 5 years just so you can afford the payments is not a wise financial move, regardless of how bad […]

Poll: Is the Economy Finally Recovering?

Tweet I think it’s funny how just a few months ago the media was still talking about how we’re on the brink of the next great depression and we’re setting the stage for the equivalent of an economic apocalypse, but fast-forward to today and all the news is glowing and painting a rosy picture. It’s […]

Chase Bank is Helping You Avoid Fees by Stating the Obvious


Tweet It may not come as a surprise that banks thrive off of fees, but I saw something interesting last week while logging into my Chase account. They had a little animated window pop up with 5 tips to help you avoid checking account fees. Hey, how nice of them. They are looking out for […]

How to Brew Your Own Beer and Maybe Even Save Some Money – Introduction


Tweet Homebrewing Can be a Rewarding and Frugal Hobby Have you ever thought about brewing your own beer? Did you come up with the idea because you love great beer, or because you thought it might be cheaper than buying it at the store? Homebrewing has experienced a recent surge in popularity, and it probably […]

Poll: How Are You Coping With the Recession?

Tweet We’ve all known for a while now that we’re in a recession. It doesn’t matter if you want to follow the exact definition of a recession or not, most of us are feeling the pain in this economy. From a struggling job market to poor investment returns, we’ve no doubt felt part of this […]

Take Free Investing Classes at Morningstar and Even Earn Rewards

Tweet Most of us didn’t get much of a formal education when it comes to investing. We may have learned some basic concepts in an economics class, but when we’re talking about stocks, bonds, mutual funds and investment strategies, most of us have to learn on our own. But, there is an option out there […]

Your Home is Not an Investment – Don't Treat It Like One


Tweet Your Home May Be Your Greatest Asset, But It Still Isn’t An Investment We’ve been taught over the years that the American Dream is owning a home. Not only that, but your home is your greatest asset and can be used to build wealth. Well, that way of thinking has made a lot of […]

Deducting Vehicle Registration Fees If You Itemize Your Tax Deductions

Tweet Not long ago I wrote about how your car is making you poor. It’s true, and your vehicle expenses can eat up a lot of your budget. One expense people rarely consider is the annual vehicle registration. This can vary greatly from state to state, but if you have a vehicle, then you’re probably […]