Recent Articles in Spending and Borrowing
May 14, 2010
Why we make unnecessary purchases and how to change the behavior
May 1, 2010
Spend less, work less, plan ahead
Jan 6, 2010
Getting value for your health care spending and insurance dollars
Jan 3, 2010
Plan selection, bells and whistles and carrier choice influence cost and quality
Oct 21, 2009
A soft economy provides an excellent teaching opportunity for kids that money doesn't grow on trees
Sep 18, 2009
A good credit score saves you big bucks when borrowing and getting insurance (and can help in other ways too)
Sep 8, 2009
The recent financial crisis has heightened many folks anxiety about dealing with debt
Sep 4, 2009
How unlicensed contractors can cost you and how to protect yourself
Jul 26, 2009
It's not about how much you make: modest earners can amass wealth too
Jul 15, 2009
Budgeting is dreary for most folks....more people need a spending plan but if you need to budget, here's how...
Jun 26, 2009
The intertwining of money with career, personal health and relationships
Jun 23, 2009
A new 20-year analysis provides insight that has implications for a possible economic recovery
Jun 18, 2009
Here’s the catch: It’s not your wealth that will increase….John Cummuta uses your debt troubles to increase his wealth
May 5, 2009
Spend a little now to avoid major bills down the road
Apr 14, 2009
Many people have too much debt. Here's how to break the cycle and build a better financial future.
Apr 12, 2009
A new book focuses on the increasing dysfunction and financial and physical toll of youth sports today...
Apr 9, 2009
Q: I have been leasing a car for a long time. I'm considering buying or leasing...I'm wondering if I should lease with no money down and keep my money in the bank with the economy the way that it is...
Apr 9, 2009
Q: I have around $70K in college loans from my two kids who recently graduated...If I refinanced my mortgage and pay off the college loans, my monthly out of pocket expense will drop by about $500...
Mar 24, 2009
How does home ownership and your home's equity affect college financial aid?
Mar 13, 2009
Q: I am inheriting some money and wanted to pay down my mortgage...I would have to sell some of the stocks to do this...
Mar 12, 2009
How to avoid paying an effective 4,140% interest rate
Feb 20, 2009
Q: Will we be penalized if we withdraw money from an IRA account to help pay our children's education? Is there a better way for us to save money for both education and retirement purposes?
Nov 15, 2008
Just a few months ago, there was plenty of hand wringing over "record setting" energy prices. Now, prices have dropped so much, could it be that all-time lows are possible?
Oct 2, 2008
Groundbreaking research has found that nearly one in ten Americans have a compulsive shopping problem. A simple six-question quiz can help you diagnose the problem.