Why You Should Fire Your Financial Advisor

This is a guest post from Financial Uproar. If you like what you see here, please consider subscribing to his RSS feed or following him on Twitter. As a DIY investor, I have a strong dislike of financial advisors – perhaps too strong. As far as I’m concerned, there’s nothing that an advisor can do […]


Fun with Identity Theft, or How My Credit Card Went Nuts in Brazil

This is a guest post from Adam Jusko, founder of IndexCreditCards.com, a credit card information site where you can compare credit card offers, including cash back credit cards. I recently visited a major U.S. city known to attract tourists. The following Sunday, my phone rang with an automated message from my credit card’s security department […]


Our House is Worth a Ton of Money – No, Really, It Is!

This is a guest post from Christian of Money Obedience. If you like what you see here, please consider subscribing to his RSS feed. Mortgage rates hit bottom again at the end of last year, which is when we started the process of refinancing our mortgage – finally. (Note: Mortgage rates are currently at the […]


Why I Bought A House at the Age of 24

This is a guest post from RJ Weiss, who is an aspiring financial planner. RJ writes about financial planning for twenty-somethings at Gen Y Wealth. If you like what you see here, please consider subscribing to his RSS feed. Want to start a fight on a personal finance world? Just ask someone if it makes […]


How Many Stocks Do You Need to Be Diversified?

This is a guest post from Philip (a.k.a., The Weakonomist) of Weakonomics. If you like what you see here, please consider subscribing to his RSS feed. According to their latest annual report, Vanguard’s S&P 500 Index Fund holds 503 unique stocks. The S&P 500, of course, has just 500. As most of you know, the […]


How to Get Out of Debt: Hardcore Tools for Getting to Zero

This is a guest post from Michael Harr, Co-Founder and Chief Content Director at TodayForward. Michael worked as a collections agent for a major credit card issuer, and has more than a decade of experience as a comprehensive financial planner. You can read his personal blog at Wealth… Uncomplicated. One of the great problems on […]


Five Simple Habits That Will Help You Avoid The Debt Trap

This is a guest post from Kris Bickell of www.debt-tips.com, where he shares tips for getting out of debt, saving money, and fixing your credit. Years ago, in a world far different from the one we now live in, people only bought what they could afford. Then along came credit cards, and people realized they […]


Your Investments: Seven Common Mistakes to Avoid

Barbara Marquand is a business journalist who writes for GoTalkMoney.com and other financial web sites. She frequently covers personal finance topics, bank industry trends, and credit card news. Even the brightest Wall Street mavens make investment errors, so don’t beat yourself up if you’ve made a financial misstep or two. Instead, learn from your mistakes […]


Show AND Tell: How to Raise Financially Responsible Kids

This is a guest post from WellHeeled of the Well Heeled Blog. If you like what you see here, please consider subscribing to her RSS feed or following her on Twitter. My earliest memory of personal finance (though I didn’t know the term at the time) was when I was in middle school. My mother […]


How to Handle a Missing W-2 Form

This is a guest post from Jim at Bargaineering. If you like what you see here, please consider subscribing to his RSS feed. If you haven’t yet received your W-2 form, which reports your wages for the past year, chances are the post office monster ate it. By law, your employer is required to mail […]