How to Get Out of a Car Lease Without Ruining Your Credit

Leasing your car can be an expensive way to get around. And if you suddenly find yourself unable to afford your existing auto lease, you can't just put your car up for sale or run to the dealer to trade it in. But what most don't know is: Yes, you … [Read more...]

How I Organize My Financial Records (And Why You Should)

You may never need to go back and see how much you spent on gas in March, 2006. But what if you did? Organizing your bank statements, receipts, and tax returns can save you headaches down the road. Here are a few reasons you should organize your … [Read more...]

Five Recession Proof Careers for Graduates

This month, hundreds of thousands of job seekers with newly minted diplomas will be hitting the market. Previously, I covered jobs for recent grads with good prospects and high pay. Even though I agree that an economic slump will not affect the … [Read more...]

BlackBerries: An Investment or a Splurge?

As I drool over the recently-unveiled BlackBerry Bold, I am reflecting on my upgrade from a regular old mobile phone to a BlackBerry about a year and a half ago. Was it worth it? … [Read more...]

The Simple Wallet: Four Cards and Four Bills

Remember the Seinfeld episode when George complains of back pain only to learn it’s his brick-size wallet in his back pocket causing the problem? Someday, I hope to have the ultimate simple wallet. What would be in there? … [Read more...]

Thanks for the $600, America: I'm Buying Euros

I just noticed that I received my $600 economic stimulus tax rebate via direct deposit today. While I am putting this money in my high yield savings account for now, I have to chuckle at how I'm really going to spend this money: on a trip to Europe … [Read more...]

Do You Need Health Insurance in Your Twenties?

According to US Census Data, Americans in their twenties are the least likely of any age group to have health insurance. Even if you are young, healthy, and poor, is going without health insurance an acceptable risk or just plain stupid? … [Read more...]

What Are the Best Jobs for College Graduates Today?

To all graduates and all other twentysomethings who don’t know what you want to be when you grow up (myself included): follow your dreams, but find a career that pays well and has long term growth prospects. The more money you make, and the more s … [Read more...]