Yearly Archives: 2010

Enter to Win a Free Laptop

A Fellow Personal Finance Blogger, Couple Money is giving away a laptop for her First Year Anniversary! I need a new laptop so I’d be pumped to win this, and you should be too. Check it out! Enter to Win a Laptop at Couple Money

Three Ways to Increase your Credit Score Without Using a Credit Card

Your credit score is very important whether you are going to be financing a car, leasing a car, buying  a home, applying for insurance or even applying for certain jobs.  In today’s society your credit score is a necessary evil.  Sort of like needing experience but not being able to be hired to get that

Please Don’t Use an Automated System to Draft Your Last Will and Testament

Please Don’t Use an Automated System to Draft Your Last Will and Testament

I can’t believe I haven’t written about this in 2 years of blogging, but I cringe every time I see a personal finance blogger recommend one of those Will preparation services/sites.  Every single week, I review at least 3 (and sometimes up to 10) Wills written by trained and licensed attorneys. While I find mistakes,

An Alternative Idea to Government Stimulus

An Alternative Idea to Government Stimulus

I have been thinking a lot how much easier all our lives would be if Congress acted like they are supposed to, and I mean abiding by their own rules and regulations not arguing whether spending like Keynes on Crack with a Black Amex is a good idea. The first idea I came up with was

Running Your Personal Finances like Congress is Supposed To

Running Your Personal Finances like Congress is Supposed To

I know you may not believe me but Congress is supposed budget itself.  I know all you hear about is how Congress isn’t/won’t/can’t keep within a budget.  However, they should be at least according to rules set in place by President Bush (#41) and re-ratified by every President since (Including W. and Obama).  Regardless of how

What Type of Will Do You Have? Review of a Simple Will

What Type of Will Do You Have? Review of a Simple Will

As part of my day job I review a lot, and I mean a lot of Wills.  Most Last Wills and Testaments are structured the same way; all assets are left to the surviving spouse and upon the second death to the children, outright.  This type of structure is usually referred to as a Simple