Poll: Do You Pay Extra On Your Mortgage Each Month?

Tweet For most homeowners a mortgage is just a fact of life. You get a loan and then make monthly payments for what seems like an eternity. It’s not all that bad because it does put a roof over your head and you’re using leverage to buy something that could otherwise take decades to save […]

Poll: Where Do You Turn for Financial Advice

Tweet Where do you turn for financial advice? These days you have a lot of options. The traditional media feeds us money advice 24/7, there are hundreds of personal finance blogs such as this one offering tips and commentary, you still have friends and family to turn to, or maybe you don’t want to be […]

Poll: How Much Do You Spend on Phone Service?

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Tweet Most of us can’t do without a phone. It’s a connected world and having a phone in your pocket everywhere you go is just the way it is these days. Unfortunately, connectivity costs money. If you have a phone that does more than make calls there’s a good chance you’re spending more money on […]

Poll: Are Your Vacation Plans Different This Year?

Tweet Many families take an annual summer vacation to get away for a week or two. In some cases it’s just a quick trip up to the lake, while others make it a cross-country adventure. Whatever the vacation, it costs money. If you drive, it’s gas and maybe a rental car. If you fly, you […]

Poll: The Dow at 11,000. Now What?

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Tweet And so it begins. For a number of weeks now the media has been obsessing over this milestone. When will we hit it? Is it a point of resistance and will it signal the start of a double-dip recession? Is it going to propel the bull market to new highs? So much speculation around […]

Poll: Is the Economy Really Recovering?

Tweet For the past year or two it’s all been negative when we talk about the economy–stock markets were down, unemployment was rising, and more banks failing. We’ve sort of become numb to those things as they were commonplace, but lately the news has been a little different. Each week new reports come out that […]

Poll: What Would You Do If You Had a Million Dollars

Tweet Time to close your eyes and dream for a moment. What would you do if you suddenly had a million dollars? I’m not talking about a million in net worth. I mean a million dollars in cash, after taxes, sitting in the bank. This is no time for excuses or to say how implausible […]

Poll: How Do You Prepare Your Taxes?

Tweet It’s that time of year again and the tax documents will start filling your mailbox in a matter of weeks. That means you will need to begin thinking about your tax return. It isn’t the most exciting chore in the world, but it’s something that just becomes part of our annual routine after a […]

Poll: Have You Finished Your Christmas Shopping Yet?

Tweet When I woke up this morning and looked at the calendar I couldn’t believe it said December 21st. That means Christmas is in just a few short days! Then I started to think about what was left that had to be done before we begin our travels. Luckily, we don’t have to buy for […]

Poll: Do You Use Coupons?

Tweet Coupons have been around forever, but it sometimes takes a economic crisis like we have today to get people to start using them. On the other hand, many people have been using coupons long before we entered a recession. So, where do you stand? Have you been a coupon user all along or has […]