18 Things You Didn’t Know About Social Security Numbers
18 Things You Didn’t Know About Social Security Numbers
on October 27, 2011

Whose Social Security number is 001-01-0001? Can you tell someone’s race from their number? And will we run out of numbers? Read on for the answers.

Patience Is a Virtue. Learn It, But Please Hurry
Patience Is a Virtue. Learn It, But Please Hurry
on October 20, 2011

Americans hate waiting. Time is money, right? Well, in this case, waiting a long time equals a lot of money.

You Can Save Money Faster by Turbocharging Your Change Jar
You Can Save Money Faster by Turbocharging Your Change Jar
on October 13, 2011

Loose change can really add up. But what about loose bills? Here’s an easy way to save money without even thinking about it.

Is Your Employer Stealing From You, One Soda at a Time?
Is Your Employer Stealing From You, One Soda at a Time?
on October 6, 2011

You might pilfer some office supplies, but your bosses might be making it back because you’re irresponsibly thirsty.

Beware the Four Horsemen of Personal Finance
Beware the Four Horsemen of Personal Finance
on September 29, 2011

It’s time for another sermon, but this one isn’t fire and brimstone – it’s cash and carry.

Penny Foolish: How 6 Tiny Money Leaks Cost Me $1,702 Annually
on September 22, 2011

How much could I save by just adding up the little things I fail to do? Oh, more than $1,000 a year. But more than likely, I still won’t do them.

True Story: What Happens When You Can’t Pay the Restaurant Bill
True Story: What Happens When You Can’t Pay the Restaurant Bill
on September 15, 2011

The truth hurts, especially when you forget your wallet.

8 Reasons Why You’re Getting an F in Personal Finance
8 Reasons Why You’re Getting an F in Personal Finance
on September 8, 2011

Failing a class in school is one thing. Failing your financial goals as an adult is another. Here’s how to earn an A-plus in personal finance.

21 Reasons Why Corner Lots Are for Suckers
21 Reasons Why Corner Lots Are for Suckers
on September 1, 2011

Don’t put yourself in a corner when it comes to buying a house. I did it, and I regret it.

What a $179 Cheese Sandwich Can Teach Us
What a $179 Cheese Sandwich Can Teach Us
on August 25, 2011

Yes, a British chef is selling a cheese sandwich for more than the cost of 25 footlong subs. So what’s in it? And what can we learn from it?

Back to the Future: Using Ledgers to Teach Kids Money Management Skills
Back to the Future: Using Ledgers to Teach Kids Money Management Skills
on August 18, 2011

There’s a lot of personal-finance software out there that’ll teach your kids about money. Me? I use notebook paper. And it’s worked like a charm.

10 Old Wives’ Tales Masquerading as Financial Rules of Thumb
10 Old Wives’ Tales Masquerading as Financial Rules of Thumb
on August 11, 2011

It’s not just old wives telling tales. Sometimes financial experts do it too.

4 Reasons to Get Rid of the Penny
4 Reasons to Get Rid of the Penny
on July 28, 2011

The United States would save money – and we’d all save a lot of headaches – if Congress would finally kill the penny.

Why Choosing Debit or Credit Is Like Picking Salad Dressing
Why Choosing Debit or Credit Is Like Picking Salad Dressing
on July 21, 2011

Paper or plastic? Low-fat or low-sodium? Window or aisle? Those are the tough questions in life. Today, we’ll help you with credit or debit? And maybe ranch or bleu cheese?

8 Stupid Fees Consumers Hate to Pay (But Often Do Anyway)
8 Stupid Fees Consumers Hate to Pay (But Often Do Anyway)
on July 14, 2011

Fees for this, fees for that – even a fee for paying a fee. Where does it end? I’m afraid I know the answer…

Money Mirages: 6 Money-Saving Ideas That Are Anything But
Money Mirages: 6 Money-Saving Ideas That Are Anything But
on July 7, 2011

Are you too clever with your cash? You might be over-thinking how to save money – and costing yourself more of it.

19 Things Your Millionaire Neighbor Won’t Tell You
19 Things Your Millionaire Neighbor Won’t Tell You
on June 21, 2011

If you want to keep up with the Jones, you can do it – even if the Jones are millionaires. Here’s what your rich neighbor doesn’t want you to know.

10 Key Characteristics of Debt-Free People
10 Key Characteristics of Debt-Free People
on May 25, 2011

What makes a superstar celebrity go broke and a regular joe meet his bills? Guest blogger Len Penzo says: a lot.

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