The Retirement Trivia Questions Were a Hit

Tweet Last week I asked for help in coming up with some trivia questions that dealt with retirement, and I wanted to thank everyone for all of the suggestions. The questions were a success and it turned out to be very educational for everyone who took part. In doing this exercise I was also able […]

Can You Help Me Come Up With Some Retirement Trivia Questions?

Tweet I’m seeking the creative minds of readers today, and I’m looking for some suggestions in coming up with retirement related trivia questions. Our annual benefits fair runs through the end of the week and I’ll be meeting with hundreds of employees and trying to educate and get people excited about and aware of their […]

You Don't Need to Save Money–Just Use The Equity in Your Home!

Tweet Does this sound foolish? It should, but what is even more foolish is that this is the advice I heard on the radio during my drive to work this morning. One of the regional banks around here was running a commercial that was basically giving this advice. I don’t have an exact transcript, but […]

Seven Random Things About Me

Tweet Money and Such has tagged me to share seven random things about me. While I don’t usually participate in these, I think that it would be a nice change of pace. I know it can get a bit dry around here with mostly pure finance issues, so I might as well share a few […]

A Few Quick Tips to Help You Stay Warm and Save Money This Fall and Winter

Girl With Gloves

Tweet In extreme temperatures, you want to keep the outside air ‘outside’ and the inside air ‘inside.’ This applies to not only winter, but summer as well. As most of us transition into winter gradually this fall, temperatures are still moderate and that can lead to keeping the windows open more often. While it is […]

$250 Shopping Spree Sweepstakes at Tuesday Morning

Tweet I have talked about Tuesday Morning in the past, but for those of you who aren’t familiar with them, take a look at why Tuesday Morning is an undiscovered retail gem. You can find some of the best name brand items anywhere from 50% to 80% off regular price. Not only are they a […]

Stupid Woman Sues Over Apple's iPhone Price Cut

Tweet According to the Associated Press, a woman is suing Apple for $1 million over a $200 price cut. The article doesn’t call her stupid, but I gladly will. If you recall, only a few months after Apple’s mega-hyped iPhone release, they decided to cut the price of the new product by $200 in addition […]

A Visual Guide to the Morningstar Mutual Fund Comparison Tool

Enter Funds

Tweet Morningstar is great, and it is one of my favorite investing research sites out there. They have a ton of tools available for researching stocks, mutual funds, and now options. While some of these tools do require a premium membership, there are plenty of great tools that are free and available to everyone. You […]

A Few Good Reasons Why You Should Pay Your Taxes

Tweet Last week I wrote about what bills you should pay first, and taxes were near the top of the list. Uncle Sam wants his money, and as much as we hate giving it to him, it is important to not only pay your taxes, but to pay the right amount. The latest edition of […]

Biofuels Are Raising Beer Prices, Killing Your Buzz


Tweet College students everywhere are starting to feel the push for alternative energy right in their own pockets. Those who enjoyed Bud Light may have to resort to “The Beast” just to make ends meet. The movement to plant more crops to help produce bio-diesel is taking precious resources away from barley production. With less […]