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Four Sure-fire Tips for Mobile Banking Security

I'm writing this dispatch from the Pacific Coast, where I've just seen a fabulous-yet-disturbing documentary at the Newport Beach Film Festival. It's called "Terms and Conditions May Apply," and director  Cullen Hoback's movie takes a chilling look … [Read more...]

Discount Real Estate Brokerages: Worthwhile or a Scam?

“Sell your home for only 1.5% commission!” read a billboard that caught my eye recently as I drove down the freeway. As a Real Estate Broker with a family to support, my first thought was that if I made that little on every transaction, I wouldn’t … [Read more...]

Should You Take That Unpaid Internship?

Ah, spring on a college campus. It’s finally warm, friends are grilling and playing Frisbee on the quad … and EVERYONE asks what you’re doing for the summer. That’s an annoying question if you don’t know what you’re up to yet. Every year of coll … [Read more...]

Auto Insurance Scores: The Surprising Truth About How Credit Affects Car Insurance Rates

As I often mention, I login to the free service CreditKarma every couple of months to keep track of my credit score. One time a year or so ago I logged in to see a new feature that differentiated my credit score from my auto insurance score. To my … [Read more...]

Funny Money: Arguing Over Money with Your Significant Other

You try your best. You soak in knowledge from personal finance blogs with catchy names. You live and die by a budget. You max out your Roth IRA contributions. And none of it matters. Because no matter how good you happen to think you are with … [Read more...]

After Tax Day, What Next? Assess Your Overall Financial Health

Now that April 15 has come and gone you might feel like kicking back, regardless of whether you got socked on your taxes (like I did) or made a nice little refund (as I hope you did). But as I like to stress in these columns, the act of financial … [Read more...]

How to Use a Mobile Phone Abroad (Without Getting a Crazy Bill)

Using a cell phone abroad can be a little tricky. You might have heard horror stories of visitors having no way of getting in touch with people while traveling because their phones aren't working. Or even worse, returning home from their trip only … [Read more...]

Why Owning a Home is a Bad Investment — But Often a Smart Decision

Experiential learning is always better than any lesson from a book. But when it comes to personal finance, too often the experience comes at the price of losing or spending way too much money. This past summer, my wife and I decided to finish our … [Read more...]

Funny Money: Spotting Wastes of Money Disguised as Good Deals

Marketing wizards spend their days conjuring up hypnotic spells meant to part you with your money. These spells, which are cast via marketing pitches, trick you into thinking you're getting something extra for your money by taking advantage of a … [Read more...]

How To Get Approved For Your First Mortgage

As the U.S. economy continues to rebuild slowly from the recession 5 years ago, lots of people are looking to buy homes after years of renting or staying put in a pervious house. As a result, the real estate market is competitive in many parts of the … [Read more...]