Category Archives: Personal Finance

How Soon we Forget – Gas Prices Drop

There is an interesting debate going on Blueprint to Financial Prosperity, when he highlighted the “hack” that one could trigger Costco’s “member prices” when you use an amex card (full post and ensuing debate HERE). For various reasons, I am not going to get into the moral debate whether someone should use another person’s membershipContinue Reading

The Simplest Personal Finance Advice to Newlyweds

My older brother got married on Friday, so to say the least, last week was nuts around my parts.  I gave him a very generous gift, but to be honest it was the same exact generous gift he gave me 5 months ago.  So I got to thinking – what personal finance advice could IContinue Reading

Bank Fees are on the Rise

Unless you have been living under a rock for the past year or so, you have been hearing about the bank crises and how almost every bank needs cash (and quickly).  So I guess it is not surprising, that bank fees are rising and if you don’t watch out you may get hit with anContinue Reading

Don’t Blindly Trust your Employer – Check your Check!

In the past I broken down my paycheck, and I just assumed all was good.  However, I found out otherwise! I got called into the office of my Human Resource Person to go over the 2009 benefits package.  When she reviewed what I had paid this year thus far for medical coverage she was shocked,Continue Reading

To Know Thyself is the Only Way to Overcome You!

I believe that the only way to better one’s self is to be true to thyself.  No matter what the subject, if you are self aware you can compensate short comings or emphasize strengths.  If we are talking sports, if you are aware of your weaknesses you can work on it/them (or avoid that position/sport),Continue Reading

Avoid these 5 Financial Mistakes Regardless of intelligence

Linda  Formichelli from CNBC wrote an article, “Five Money Mistakes Even Smart People Make” which highlights 5 items that she thinks “even smart people” make mistakes.  I don’t really get the title (other than to get readers – it worked for me), I don’t think intelligence (a term hard to define) correlates with personal finance. Think about howContinue Reading