Closing on a House: Navigate the Home Closing Process Like a Pro

Some things, as they say, they don’t teach in school—especially when it comes to personal finance. Of course, that’s what this website is all about. Think about the first time you had to do your own taxes. Or figure out a proper investment plan. Or de … [Read more...]

Forrest Gump’s Lessons on Getting Out of Debt

Note from David: The following post comes to us from blogging friend of mine Ben Edwards of Money Smart Life. Ben has recently published the book Debt Heroes featuring 21 inspirational stories from people who have gotten out of debt – including me. Hi … [Read more...]

Compare Home Insurance And Get Quotes Online

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Using a Credit Card Overseas: 15 Things to Know

Carrying a credit card or debit card when you’re traveling abroad is a no-brainer. Using a credit card overseas allows you to track your purchases, cancel it if it gets lost or stolen, and earn rewards on your purchases that you can put towards f … [Read more...]

Get the Best Deal on a New Car with One Simple Email

As somebody who makes a living running a profitable car business, I argue it’s not always a good idea to grind car dealers into a bare minimum, below-invoice price on your next new car. (Yes, I know most of you disagree.) That said, I’ve seen eve … [Read more...]

Funny Money: A Field Guide to Money-Sucking Friends, Family Members, and Acquaintances

You know the movie "It's a Wonderful Life"? Remember the part at the end where it shows that no man is poor as long as he has friends? It's all lies. Sure, there may be some people in your life who stand ready to shower you with money when … [Read more...]

Garage Rock: 10 Tips for Making a Killing by Picking Garage Sales

Looking to get your financial house in order? Pay close attention to one room: the garage. Garage sales prove financially smart whether you're buying or selling; this week we'll concentrate on the buying part. I've been a big fan of garage sales … [Read more...]

♥ & $: Sometimes It’s About More Than Money — My Take On the Sheryl Sandberg Debate

In 1996, I was invited to speak to an MBA class at my alma mater, UC Berkeley's Haas School of Business. They wanted to hear about my career as a marketing executive. I wanted to tell them about how hard it was to juggle two children and that … [Read more...]

HBO ‘Girls’ and Money Quiz: Are You a Hannah, Marnie, Shoshanna, or a Jessa?

The HBO show “Girls” has been called the “Sex and the City” of our generation. Years ago, fans of “Sex and the City” began asking themselves to which of the four female archetypal characters they most related. If you were a Carrie, for example, you … [Read more...]

Kapitall: Where Stock Trading Feels Like Gaming

Along with saving, donating, and (judicious) spending, investing makes up one of the four cornerstones of a sound financial foundation. And that's fine, so far as the saving, donating and spending parts go (especially the spending). While you can … [Read more...]