Managing My Money
Q&A: How do I correct a mistake in my credit history?Your credit rating is your financial fingerprint. Make sure it's right.
Q&A: Should I contact an attorney before filing for bankruptcy?In a word: YES.
Going paperless can be scary, but it doesn't have to be.And just what is the "Cloud" anyway?
Hiring an adviser is a two-way street. Be prepared to ask the right questions.
Q&A: Should couples own individual checking accounts?What Ted George from Garrett thinks
Q&A: What is a debt-to-income ratio?Knowing your debt ratio is a way to answer the question: “Do I have too much debt.”
Q&A: How much money am I responsible for paying if my ATM card is used without my knowledge... Your liability under federal law for unauthorized use of your ATM or debit card depends on how quickly you report the loss.
Q&A: Is a 401(k) protected during bankruptcy?When you file for bankruptcy most of your assets become part of the “Bankruptcy Estate,” and the trustee can sell part or all your assets and pay your creditors.
Q&A: Should I transfer credit card balances?It’s important to read the fine print and then do the math.
Q&A: Should couples own individual checking accounts?If you and your spouse manage all of your finances together, then having joint accounts is usually the best approach.
Q&A: Is it best to set a yearly or monthly budget?You want to set both monthly and yearly budgets. Why?
How can credit card fraud occur when they still have their card?Even though your plastic seems safely tucked away in your wallet, there are both high-tech and low-tech ways for thieves to make charges to your account.
August 12, 2013
People are always on the lookout for a financially stable partner, but what you may not realize is that there is a big difference between...
August 8, 2013
My job recently relocated me to an up-and-coming urban area with lots of young professionals.
When a city...
August 8, 2013
As we enter August, summer vacation is behind us and many parents are focused on the upcoming school year. But it’s also a good time to reassess the progress toward the...
August 7, 2013
Getting something for nothing is a major component of the American Dream. Which may explain – as well as anything could – why more than 2 million people watched the pilot episode of the TLC television show “Extreme Couponing,...
August 6, 2013
Within 24-hours of joining our individual checking accounts, my fiancé went out to buy the top item on his wish list: new golf clubs....
August 6, 2013
I’m not quite sure when it happened, but it seems like all my friends are getting married. At the end of every weekend I can’t...
August 5, 2013
There a quite a few differences between the two now that the Supreme Court struck down Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) in June 2013. This ruling gives married same-sex couples the 1100+...
August 2, 2013
Sound familiar? No doubt you have either been on the giving or receiving end of what is known to us fee-only financial planners as financial infidelity, which is a growing problem in the United States.
A recent survey by the National...
August 1, 2013
After three years of deliberating, my husband and I decided that this would be the year we finally sold our townhouse and moved into our long desired single-family house. For reasons that remain unknown to me, this process has been extremely...
July 31, 2013
I love reading blogs — blogs about making money, saving money, cooking, exercising, you name it. It was through reading blogs that I learned how to...