How to Pick a Mutual Fund

You shouldn't have to worry about picking mutual funds if you don't want to. That is, if you have zero interest in immersing yourself in fund performance data and anlayst research, you will do best with a simple investing strategy: invest in an … [Read more...]

Understanding What Mutual Funds Cost

So, you found the perfect mutual fund for your investment goals. Before you invest, do you know how much that mutual fund costs? Last week, I wrote a beginner’s guide to mutual funds. As I said, mutual funds are ideal investments for new i … [Read more...]

How Mutual Funds Can Help You Start Investing

I hope you'll read this post, but I'm nervous you may not. Why? Because the word “mutual fund” is in the headline. I mean, really, even if you’re into investing, talking about mutual funds is about as exciting as watching a turtle cross the road. … [Read more...]

Should You Buy That New Car? 5 Reasons to Keep Your Clunker Running

Guest author David Bakke shares his insights on money management, smart shopping, and getting out of debt on Money Crashers, one of the top ranked personal finance blogs. In this day and age, people are constantly upgrading just about every … [Read more...]

Roommates: How To Find and Screen Somebody to Share Your Home

Unless you're moving in with your best friends, I don't think many people love the idea of living with roommates. In fact as I write this, just thinking of my some of my former college roommates makes me cringe. They would forget to turn the stove … [Read more...]

How To Be Richer Than Your Friends

Last week, just before Thanksgiving, I sent an article to people on my email list that you won’t find on the blog. I was psyched to see how many of you wrote back saying you enjoyed the advice. If you only saw the subject line or skimmed the e … [Read more...]

10 iPhone Apps that Save Money

I try to justify my monthly AT&T phone bill and iPhone ownership by using my iPhone to offset costs in other areas of my life. There are a lot of apps for the iPhone, and with some searching you can find the ones that will help you to reduce … [Read more...]