Monthly Archives: May 2011

How To Choose A Credit Card For Newbies

Choosing a credit card for the first time can be a confusing and bewildering process. What should you look for? How do you make the best credit card choice for you? There are so many credit cards – Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover – and the wrong choice can cost you a lot of money.Continue Reading

Are You the Kind of Person that Bets to Win? Place? or Show? Personal Finance Meets Horse Racing

This Memorial Day our neighbors asked The Wife and I would like to join them at Belmont State Park for a couple horse races and since we had been at the beach the previous two days it was a nice change of pace. While there are a ton of different ways to bet on “theContinue Reading

Happy Memorial Day 2011

Thank you to all those who have served our Country to promote our freedom.  According to the VA, Memorial Day, which is observed on the last Monday of May, commemorates the men and women who died while in the military service.  In observance of the holiday, many people visit cemeteries and memorials, and volunteers oftenContinue Reading

Debt Management Companies in the UK

The market for debt management companies in the UK can seem confusing to the layman and the expert alike. When the Personal Finance Research Centre at the University of Bristol prepared a report on the situation in 1999, they identified 40 companies as offering fee-charged debt management solutions. In a second report, published a decadeContinue Reading

Musings of a Work at Home Mom

This is a Guest Post Written By The Wife.  The Wife also writes at After The Alter I have always loved working from home. Although sometimes challenging, working from home has allowed me many luxuries that people who work outside of the home don’t have. Don’t get me wrong, I do sometimes miss the camaraderieContinue Reading

What is the S&P 500? Who are the Members Today? Who Were the Original Members of the S&P?

Growing up my parents almost exclusively listened to boring A.M. news stations in the car and I can distinctly remember hearing every 11 minutes (1010-wins for anyone from NY?) that the S&P was up or down a certain percentage.  While I almost can’t help but run into this number daily I don’t think there areContinue Reading