Five Ways to Blow Your Tax Refund

This is a guest post from Jennifer Rose Hale. You filed your taxes 12 days ago, and the “ding!” from your computer is an e-mail alert from your bank. You’ve got money! Sure enough, it’s your tax refund. If you got one, you’re not alone: the most recent figures from the Internal Revenue Service show […]


Performance Reviews and Career Advancement

This is a guest post by Financial Uproar, a mid 20s finance blogger who writes about investments and general money topics. If you like what you see here, please consider subscribing to his RSS feed or following him on Twitter. Let me begin this post with a story about two consecutive yearly performance reviews, one […]


Reviewing Your Credit Report: Five Potential Problems

This is a guest post from Linsey Knerl. Congratulations! You’ve just ordered a copy of your credit report and are well on your way to improving your score. Do you know what red flags to look on your report to keep your score safe? Today, I’ll review five things that shouldn’t escape your attention, and […]


Six Tips for Creating an Affordable Home Office

This is a guest post from Brian Tanner, who is a freelance writer for HP. “There’s no place like home, ” said Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz, and for the budding entrepreneur looking to launch a new business, that statement is more applicable than ever. Being that most home based startups have limited resources, […]


Four Financial Lessons to Learn From the Donner Party

This is a guest post from Jesse Michelsen of Personal Finance Firewall, a site where he shares tips for making better financial decisions so you don’t have to go hungry. Jesse also contributes to the Money Crashers personal finance blog. Ah, the Donner Party. One of the most grotesque, bizarre and puzzling stories from the […]


Do You Need Renter’s Insurance?

This is a guest post from Bailey Harris, who writes for the Home Insurance Blog. If you like what you see here, be sure to stop by and check it out. Everyone knows that having an adequate insurance policy is a must for homeowners, but what if you rent? Many people overlook the value of […]


Five Surprise Bonuses in 2011 – Make the Most of Them!

This is a guest post from Darwin of Darwin’s Money. If you like what you see here, please consider subscribing to his RSS feed. As the economy struggles to recover, 2011 promises to provide opportunistic consumers and businesses with plenty of surprise bonuses. You just need to be ready to take advantage of them! Here […]


Tips for Buying a Short Sale Property

This is a guest post by Emma Martin who writes for J.G. Wentworth, a settlement funding company and purchaser of future payments to individuals who hold assets in the form of structured settlements and annuities. With so many homeowners trying to sell their properties before they get foreclosed on, buyers can find a lot of […]


Budgeting Mistakes That Everyone Has Made

This is a guest post from James Griffiths, who is a freelance writer for Mint.com. Mint has created a number of tools to help you save, manage, and grow your money. On their website they offer a budget worksheet for users to stick to their budgets. Anyone who has ever tried to make a budget […]


Always Read the Fine Print

This is a guest post from Greg McFarlane of ControlYourCash. Greg recently wrote “Control Your Cash: Making Money Make Sense, ” a financial primer for people in their 20s and 30s. If you like what you see here, please subscribe to his RSS feed. You’d think that the functionaries at American Express were above this, […]