Using Chaikin Portfolio Health Check to Analyze my Portfolio

As a personal finance blogger I get approached to review products all the time.  Most are terrible and don’t hold my attention long enough to even begin to think about writing a post.  Notwithstanding, some are pretty cool and I was excited when I was approached to check out the Chaikin Portfolio Health Check.  The

July 2012 Net Worth Update

After denouncing the idea of tracking my networth for a year or two I started tracking my net worth since January 2011 and after my smallest gain in May 2012 and my first negative month in June 2012 I am back track! Since I am not comfortable sharing whole numbers I provide growth information.  I

Why Most of Your Insurance Policies are Robbing You Blind

There are certain insurance policies that you are required to carry by law. For example, you must have insurance to drive your car. You must also have insurance on your home in most cases. Health insurance is something that is nice to have if you can afford it. However, how do you make sure you aren’t paying too much? Only

5 Money-Saving Tips for First-Time Homebuyers

When people dream of their future goals, they typically dream of four things: a decent job, making sufficient money, a wonderful family, and a dream home.  Even with the instability of the economy, many people are still determined to become homeowners. There are several steps prospective homeowners can take in order to make sure they