My Favorite 50 Personal Finance Websites of 2007

I love “best of” year-end countdowns, so I decided to write one of my own: My favorite 50 personal finance websites of 2007!

The Debt "Secret"

Creditors have a secret they will do anything to protect. This secret — kept in Manhattan penthouses by old cigar-smoking white men — makes banks filthy, filthy rich. This secret allows the rich to rob from the poor. Despite its limitless power, the secret is hidden in plain sight. You may know the secret already; […]

How to Be Happier at Work

For the most part, I like my job. But working as a publishing sales rep isn’t exactly what I dreamed of doing as a kid, so there are days work seems like, well, work. Want to be happier at work? Here are some ideas:

A Prosper Update: One Year as a Prosper Borrower

It has been just over one year since I applied for an took a debt consolidation loan from peer-to-peer lender Prosper. One year in, I’m just as happy with Prosper as when I started.

American Express Cards DO Have Spending Limits

American Express charge cards are famous for their no preset spending limits. Learn why "preset" is the key word.

If you carry a classic American Express Green, Gold, or Platinum card, or any other credit card that has no pre-set spending limit, you probably know this doesn’t mean your card has no limit at all. So how is your spending limit calculated, and what happens if you hit it? I found out last month.

The Cost of a Long Distance Commute

Have you every considered taking a long distance commute for a better job or to live where you want? If so, exactly how much would that long distance commute cost?