When You Donate to Charity, Are You Donating to a Bank Too?
When You Donate to Charity, Are You Donating to a Bank Too?

on May 23, 2011

The growing use of online charitable giving is a boon to nonprofits. But there’s an unintended beneficiary of this cyber generosity: The banks processing all those credit card transactions are raking in millions.

Take 5: A Roundup of Reads From Around the Web
Take 5: A Roundup of Reads From Around the Web

on May 21, 2011

A look at five interesting personal finance posts from other bloggers around the web. This week: Glitter on your genitalia, wedding hair styles, why early is profitable, a personal tale of bank fees, and why coffee is awesome.

New Poll: 47 Percent of Americans Don’t Get It
New Poll: 47 Percent of Americans Don’t Get It

on May 18, 2011

In a recent Gallup poll, 47 percent of Americans wanted their congressional representatives to vote against raising the debt ceiling – only 19 percent were for it. What are they thinking?

Ask Stacy: How Do I Know If This Timeshare Company is Legit?
Ask Stacy: How Do I Know If This Timeshare Company is Legit?

on May 17, 2011

Whether it’s a timeshare company or any other kind, use this 3-step process to investigate before you hand over that hard-earned cash.

Airlines Should Take a Lesson From Hotels
Airlines Should Take a Lesson From Hotels

on May 17, 2011

As I was flying from JFK to Fort Lauderdale yesterday, I learned two things. One: it’s possible to be relaxed and comfortable while flying. Two: some airlines will go out of their way to make sure you’re not.

Take 5: A Roundup of Reads From Around the Web
Take 5: A Roundup of Reads From Around the Web

on May 14, 2011

A look at five interesting personal finance posts from other bloggers around the web. This week: Free movies – in the theater – big lessons for small businesses, many recipes for one vital condiment, how NOT to pay a bill collector, and how to find a real estate agent.

The Week in Review: Funny Money Stories
The Week in Review: Funny Money Stories

on May 14, 2011

Here are some interesting and amusing developments from the past week that aren’t exactly news, but might make you smile.

Ask Stacy: How Do I Protect Myself From My Future Husband’s Bad Credit?
Ask Stacy: How Do I Protect Myself From My Future Husband’s Bad Credit?

on May 10, 2011

Shelita has perfect credit and prides herself on being responsible. Her soon-to-be husband’s story is a bit different. Should she call off the wedding?

Take 5: A Roundup of Reads From Around the Web
Take 5: A Roundup of Reads From Around the Web

on May 7, 2011

A look at five interesting personal finance posts from other bloggers around the web. This week: fabric on your walls, splurging without guilt, wearing all your clothes, secrets of composting, and how to be a caring carpooler.

Cinco de Mayo: What to Know – What to Eat!
Cinco de Mayo: What to Know – What to Eat!

on May 5, 2011

Here are some fun Cinco de Mayo facts you can use to try to win a margarita from the guy at the next bar stool. Not going out? Then here are dozens of recipes to eat like a puerco for pesos!

Ask Stacy: Should I Invest in Stocks I Don’t Understand?
Ask Stacy: Should I Invest in Stocks I Don’t Understand?

on May 3, 2011

Erin’s comfortable investing in the stocks of companies she understands, but not so much in other areas. And yet she knows she’s supposed to diversify. What should she do?

How the Death of Bin Laden Will Move Markets
How the Death of Bin Laden Will Move Markets

on May 2, 2011

There are very few individuals whose death can influence world-wide markets in everything from oil to stocks. Osama Bin Laden was one of those people. Here’s what to look for. Plus – Headlines from 20 newspapers announcing the demise of one of the world’s most hated men.

Take 5: A Roundup of Reads From Around the Web
Take 5: A Roundup of Reads From Around the Web

on April 30, 2011

A look at five interesting personal finance posts from other bloggers around the web. This week: how to buy women’s clothes instead of invest in them, how to fix up your home so it makes you money, how your last name might cost you, how to make concrete leaves, and financial advice from a Founding Father.

Rate Report: The Week’s Best Deals on Loans and Savings
Rate Report: The Week’s Best Deals on Loans and Savings

on April 28, 2011

Are you earning as much as you can on your savings while paying as little as possible when you borrow? Read on for a quick check of today’s rates and to see if you’re making your money work as hard for you as you do for it.

Take 5: A Roundup of Reads From Around the Web
Take 5: A Roundup of Reads From Around the Web

on April 23, 2011

A look at five interesting personal finance posts from other bloggers around the web. This week: using mouthwash in places other than your mouth, helping the IRS, the pros and cons of prepaid cards and barbecue grills, and Best Buy misbehaves.

Ask Stacy: Why Are My Credit Limits Going up?
Ask Stacy: Why Are My Credit Limits Going up?

on April 22, 2011

He’s not complaining, just wondering: His credit card companies are suddenly offering him more credit when he didn’t ask for it – Is this a gift horse that he should look in the mouth?

Everything I Needed to Know About Money I Learned From My Mom

on April 22, 2011

I’m a CPA and have also earned licenses in stocks, commodities, life insurance and real estate. But as Mothers Day approaches, it occurs to me that my mom taught me everything I ever needed to know about money when I was a kid.

Rate Report: The Week’s Best Deals on Loans and Savings
Rate Report: The Week’s Best Deals on Loans and Savings

on April 20, 2011

Most people spend more time shopping for milk than shopping for the best rates on savings, credit cards, or loans. Are you earning as much as you can while paying as little as possible? Here’s how to find out in less than a minute.

Take Five: A Roundup of Reads From Around the Web
Take Five: A Roundup of Reads From Around the Web

on April 16, 2011

A look at five interesting personal finance posts from other bloggers around the web. This week: figuring out if a rebate is worth mailing it in, figuring out if it’s always worth trying to save a few cents, what DieHard is really supposed to mean, Easter baskets for grown-ups, and whether online degrees are worth it.

Ask Stacy: Do My Taxes With Software or Use an Accountant?
Ask Stacy: Do My Taxes With Software or Use an Accountant?

on April 15, 2011

Lorraine has used software to do her taxes in the past, but now she’s bought a house and is wondering if the additional complexity should send her to an accountant. As a CPA myself, what do you think I said?

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