When Debt Leads to Suicide

Often, suicides are inexplicable. The reason for some suicides, however, is black and white…and red. How does debt get so bad that death is the only escape? … [Read more...]

Six Good Uses For A Prosper Loan

I can hear you all yelling at me now. “Don’t go into debt!” “Don’t go into debt”. But what if you have a good reason to get a loan? … [Read more...]

An Update on My Experience With Prosper

I wanted to post an update of my experience with Prosper, the peer-to-peer lending network where people can get personal loans or lend money and actually get a better return than at even the best savings accounts. … [Read more...]

An Introduction to Prosper and Peer-to-Peer Lending

If you haven’t heard about peer-to-peer lending sites like Prosper and Lending Club, the sites where people can lend money directly to others who need loans, I’ll be writing today, tomorrow, and Friday about this cool new alternative to traditional le … [Read more...]

My Blogging Success Story

Back in April I wrote a post called “One Year of Personal Finance Blogging Mistakes” reflecting on some of the lessons I learned about starting a blog. Now it’s time to look at what I seem to be doing well. … [Read more...]

What’s the Best Credit Card?

Since starting this website, many of my friends started coming to me with financial questions. One I hear often is: What is the best credit card? First of all, that's kind of a trick question. The best credit card is the one that most fits your … [Read more...]