The Top 10 Ways to Save Money on Your Wedding

At $27,000, the cost of the average wedding is as much as a down payment on a home. Unless you’re lucky enough to have parents picking up the tab, chances are you will be trying to cut corners somewhere! Everyone wants to have a special and m … [Read more...]

Buying a Condo? What You Need to Know About Homeowners’ Associations

In this tight economy, many would-be home buyers find that a condominium is more affordable than a single-family house; offering amenities, such as a swimming pool or fitness room, which they could not afford on their own. Condo owners may also … [Read more...]

Which Retirement Account Is Right For Me?

Unless you’re new to the personal finance scene, you probably already know that you should be socking away a good deal of money into one of those handy-dandy retirement accounts to prepare for your future. This is especially true for the t … [Read more...]

Strategies For Investing In Gold

With the recent weakness in the stock market, many investors are flocking to the safety of gold, which continues to trade near record highs. Economic instability has driven gold prices higher due to the rising national deficit in the United … [Read more...]

Free Exercise Ideas to Shape-up for Summer

Want to get in shape before getting into your bathing suit this summer? You may be able to do it without hitting the gym. Though there are always ways to save on gym memberships, there are also plenty of free exercise ideas that will help you get … [Read more...]

I Received an IRS CP 2000 Letter; What Do I Do?

A few days ago, I discovered a big fat envelope from the Internal Revenue Service in my mailbox. “Well, this can’t be good,” I thought. Inside was an IRS CP 2000 Letter. It had a friendly-enough-sounding title “We are proposing changes to your t … [Read more...]

The Power Of Asking

As we grow out of our teenage years, we often become more confident and sure of ourselves. Personally, I have found that I’ve become more confident and less afraid to speak my mind and ask for what I want. Nowadays, if I want something, I’ll req … [Read more...]

Win the Bidding War! A Realtor’s ‘Can’t Lose’ Secrets to Getting Your Real Estate Offer Accepted

Putting an offer on a home can be exhilarating, especially if the offer you submit is exactly what the seller has asked for. When you reach this stage, chances are you've already started to fall in love with the home and are picturing yourself … [Read more...]

The Best Financial Apps for Android

The advent of Google’s Android operating system created a mass of open software applications for personal finance and saving money. Google and the Open Handset Alliance have made life much easier (and cheaper!) for everything from weekly budgeting … [Read more...]

BankSimple is Coming, and I’m Excited

You already know I have a bank fetish, so it should be no surprise that the latest banking startup has me in a tizzy. It’s called BankSimple. Co-founded by one of the original engineers at Twitter, BankSimple promises simple online services and … [Read more...]