6 Strategies For Saving Money On Your Mortgage

Here from the Wall Street Journal? Check out my story on why I don’t buy Christmas gifts. cNow that I am the proud owner of a new mortgage of my rental property, I’ve been thinking about how quickly I can pay this loan off and reduce my mortgage costs. What I’ve realized is that paying […]


I Opened 3 Credit Cards And My Credit Score Went Up

At the end of January while I was snowed in one day, I sat down and threw a few of the rules that many personal finance experts recommend right out the window.  I applied for three different credit cards in one sitting.  Egads, you say! Yes, three new credit cards.  I know that you want to […]


IRS Early Filing Tax Refund Scam Growing Like Mad

There’s a relatively new scam in town that’s been picking up speed like a bullet train and you might already be a victim. This scam involves identity thieves using your information to file electronic returns with the IRS claiming refunds, some much higher than you would be entitled to, and pocketing the funds before you […]

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I’ve Been Hacked and My Identity Stolen. Now What?

Somewhere in the world, some hacker – who I hope is living a lonely existence – is pretty proud of himself.  Not to be sexist here because girls can code too, but I envision a twenty-something basement dweller with little to no social life except the persona he has created online and the constant reminders […]


10 Ways to Save Money on Life Insurance

There are few concerns that are more stressful than wondering what would happen to your family in the event of you passing.  If some tragedy were to come against you, how would your family survive?  Do they already have the means necessary to maintain their current standard of living?  Or do they face the risk […]

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A $5,000 Wedding in NYC? Yes!

As many of you know, I got engaged back in July of last year.  I immediately promised that my blog wouldn’t become all about the wedding and thankfully, it hasn’t.  I think that I might have mentioned the wedding in twice since then.  Don’t worry, I am still planning a wedding in New York with […]

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How A Challenged Turned $500 Into $25,000 In Sales

Last year I joined a friendly challenge between personal finance bloggers hosted by Jeff Rose of Good Financial Cents.  We each had to invest $1,000 of our own money and at the end of 2014 we would see who had the most left.  I love these kinds of challenges because I get to poke fun […]


2014 Year In Review and January 1 Debt Check

I’ve been away from my blog for way too long.  I feel like I’ve entered a confessional and should be asking for penance.  Since I’m not Catholic, I’m not exactly sure how that works, so my Catholic friends can advise me. You want to know how my 2014 ended, don’t you.  I had a seriously […]

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Infographic: 10 Best Selling Products In The World

The Christmas buying season might just about be over, but we’re not flocking to stores to throw money at the sales people just around the holidays.  I have an interesting infographic showing the 10 best selling products in the the world.  I was somewhat surprised  to see that books and a certain low tech puzzle […]