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DIY or Buy? When It’s Cheaper to Make It Yourself or Buy Off The Shelf

Last year, the Better Business Bureau received 5,558 complaints regarding general contractors, placing the group in the top 30 out of all industries tracked, according to Money Talks News. No wonder home improvement stores are packed to the gills … [Read more...]

Advice for Winning $500 Million

Like a lot of people this week, my wife and I have been seduced by the media attention surrounding the half-billion dollar Powerball lottery prize – the nation’s second biggest lotto jackpot ever. And so, last night, we bought a single $2 ticket. N … [Read more...]

Fired! How to Get Your Finances in Order When you Lose Your Job

Imagine the unimaginable: It’s Friday and you head to work in a good mood, primed for the weekend ahead. You settle at your desk, check your email, and see that your boss wants to see you in his office. You go in, he closes the door, and you notice t … [Read more...]

What’s Your Number?

-- What’s your number? -- Excuse me? -- The amount of money you would need to be able to walk away from it all and just live happily-ever-after. See, I find that everyone has a number and it’s usually an exact number, so what is you … [Read more...]

The Real Cost Of Having A Baby

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 n … [Read more...]

How to Choose a Financial Advisor

Do you need a financial advisor? You may think that just because don't have a lot of money yet, you don't. And even if you want a financial advisor, you may think it’s impossible to get a qualified advisor to work with you if you don't have six f … [Read more...]

The Start-Up That Thinks Quality Investment Advice Shouldn’t Just Be For Rich People

The majority of the financial services industry pays little attention to young people. For example, unless you’re sitting on a seven-figure trust fund, the best financial advisors probably won’t return your calls. (And you should be wary of those w … [Read more...]

Do You Need a Financial Advisor?

I asked Mark to write about hiring financial planners/advisors because occasionally you guys email me wanting to know if you should hire one and---if so---how to go about it. (Figured it was better to ask an actual financial advisor than try to a … [Read more...]

Create a New Home Expense Fund

I take home ownership pretty seriously. It’s probably one of the biggest financial move any of us will ever make. Jumping into owning a home before you’re ready is easy to do, but it will most likely just land you in a tight financial situation in the … [Read more...]

Four Simple but Costly Money Mistakes

Whether you've been on your own for a few days or a few years, try to avoid these common money mistakes young people make. Already made them? Don’t be hard on yourself; chances are you just didn't know better (a big part of money smarts comes from l … [Read more...]