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Where To Begin Investing: 12 Ideas From My Own Portfolio

Question for you: When it comes to investing, are you confident or clueless? If you’re clueless, I’m going to help by giving you a peek at my own portfolio and showing you – quite specifically – where to begin investing. If you’re a savvy invest … [Read more...]

Why You Should Work Multiple Jobs

The New York Times ran this piece about people working four or more jobs to pay the bills. Not surprisingly, everybody in the story was under 30. Nor was it surprising that hundreds of readers chimed in to say: “twentysomethings working mul … [Read more...]

Moving Advice: How To Save On Your Next Move

What qualifies me to give moving advice? Well, since graduating from college, I’ve moved four times. (In my entire life, make that 10 moves.) Some of my friends have moved twice as much or more in their lifetime. And if you’re in a military family, yo … [Read more...]

Healthy Meals On A Budget: Seven Tips For Eating Well On Less

As we know more and more about the benefits of fresh, healthy meals, it's  no wonder that everyone wants to eat healthier these days. And of course, we want to do it without breaking the bank. Big food chains make it easy to enjoy a double, ext … [Read more...]

How Do You Know When You’re Ready To Buy A Home?

Sibling rivalry doesn't end at childhood; just ask my sister. Amber bought her home at 25 years old, almost immediately after I purchased my house. She couldn't let her baby brother be the only homeowner in the family. After all, owning a home is … [Read more...]

Chase Freedom Credit Card Review: The Card I Use Most

For about two years now, my wife and I have used the Chase Freedom credit card for nearly everything we buy. (I have another credit card for business expenses, but everything else goes on the Freedom card.) Long story, short, we've been pretty … [Read more...]

Is Whole Life Insurance a Good Investment?

Okay guys, it’s time to get all sexy and talk about life insurance. I know, I know. Keep your shirts on. Until recently I had only written this brief primer life insurance because it doesn’t apply to a lot of people under 30. But as some of us rea … [Read more...]

Best Miles Rewards Credit Cards

Fantasizing about your next vacation can get you through a long day at the office, but when you're choosing a miles rewards credit card, you should decide based on the facts, not dreams of waves lapping at your toes under swaying palms. But that's w … [Read more...]

A Home Buying Checklist: Organize Your Wants and Needs

If you came to me as a prospective home buyer and asked to go out shopping for houses, there are two things I would ask you: What do you want in a house and What do you need in a house? To many people, this subtlety is lost. If buyers tell … [Read more...]

Flash Weddings: How to Plan Quickie ‘I Dos’ On The Cheap

Be prepared: The next wedding invitation in your mailbox might ask you to break the law. It may describe the stuff of spy movies: Sneaking into a museum and gathering around a popular painting without rousing suspicion of the guards. All in the … [Read more...]