Yearly Archives: 2011

SCHOOL! Consider Computer Loans for Purchasing That New Computer!

If you are like many Americans, making ends meet has become a difficult task since the decline of the economy. Therefore, taking on any new debt is something that should be done with extreme caution. Even though buying a new computer is not as costly as purchasing a new car or house, it is anContinue Reading

No Investment Strategy Will Perfectly Align with Your Goals

I read two recent articles from Registered Rep Magazine that reminded me that regardless of how well you plan, and strategize there is no perfect investment strategy.  It doesn’t matter if your investment goal is to mitigate taxes, or if the goal is to invest in all indexes because over time they “have” to beatContinue Reading

Get Your 2 Year Upgrade from Sprint Sooner

One of the first personal finance blogs I ever read, My Money Blog, recently published a post about getting out of your sprint contract early.  In it Jonathan describes a change to Sprint’s Early Termination Fee, and how such a change is a material alteration of the contract.  As such, one can cancel your SprintContinue Reading

Why Parents Struggle to Save for College for Their Children

All parents want to send their kids to college. Unfortunately, more and more parents are finding it difficult to save for college in these days of rising tuition rates and a shaky economy. A generation ago parents put their child’s college funding at the top of the priority list, but now many parents are beingContinue Reading

Love Drop #8 Helping Lucy

Love Drop is a micro-giving network of people who unite as a community to help one person or family a month. By subscribing to the team for as low as $1, they make it easy for their members to change lives in a fun and tangible way. Each month Love Drop delivers a unique combinationContinue Reading

Make Sure Your IRA Beneficiary Is Correct

A few years ago the United States Supreme Court ruled in Kennedy v. Plan Administrator for DuPont Savings and Investment that 401(k) proceeds would go to the decedent’s ex-wife (divorce occurred in the 70′s) instead of the new wife (marriage was in tact for more than a decade) because that is what the account beneficiaryContinue Reading