For many of you, crying babies and babbling toddlers are the last things on your mind. If you’re like I was “before child”, when you see a family with a gaggle of kids in line at a store, you pick another register—quick. Been there. Of course now that I’m a daddy, my 18-month old daughter […]
Occasionally I publish answers to selected readers’ money questions. I welcome your opinion in the comments. Send questions to firstname.lastname@example.org. Q: I am in the process of purchasing my first car. I make a little over $30,000 and have student loan payments, but I save by living with my parents. After law school, I was in […]
Editor’s Note: Yesterday Sarah gave us some ways to help you figure out if you’re ready to buy a home. But what if you’re pondering buying real estate not as a home, but an investment? Real estate investing involves more risk and legwork than investing in, say, a mutual fund, but successful real estate investors […]
Should you take a loan to get additional schooling? It’s a tough decision. First things first you need to figure out if the extra degree is worth it? Will it provide enough additional income to cover the costs of school, extra interest on your existing school loans, and the lost income while you are in school. If you decide it is worth it, then you need to decide if you should borrow more money to make it happen.