Take 5: This Week’s Blogger Roundup
Take 5: This Week’s Blogger Roundup
on March 19, 2011

A look at five interesting personal finance posts from other bloggers around the web. This week: cliches that make you money, how to prepare for disaster at home, beauty aids currently in your refrigerator, the worst company in America, and how to cut the clutter.

Ask Stacy: How Do I Diversify My Credit Portfolio?
Ask Stacy: How Do I Diversify My Credit Portfolio?
on March 18, 2011

To have the best possible credit score, it’s a good idea to have more than one type of credit. But how do you go shopping for different types of loans?

It’s St. Patrick’s Day! Our Best Stories for Bringing Home the Green
It’s St. Patrick’s Day! Our Best Stories for Bringing Home the Green
on March 17, 2011

If you’re planning on a day-long pub crawl this St. Patrick’s Day, here’s a few stories you might like to bring along…

First Step to Stop Counterfeiters – Your Shoes
First Step to Stop Counterfeiters – Your Shoes
on March 15, 2011

Nearly 40 percent of the counterfeit goods seized in the U.S. every year are footwear. Here’s how to stop the heels who are selling this stuff, and why you should.

Take 5: This Week’s Blogger Roundup
Take 5: This Week’s Blogger Roundup
on March 12, 2011

A look at five interesting personal finance posts from other bloggers around the web. This week: apps for your dog, discounts for veterans, silver linings in dark clouds, meaty savings, and taxing myths.

Ask Stacy: Why Aren’t You Buying Stocks? Also: Are Gift Cards Taxable?
on March 11, 2011

Steve wants to know what stocks I’m buying now, why he got charged sales tax on a gift card purchase, and if I’d like to join him on his next ride in Florida.

Forgiven Credit Card Debt May Be Taxable
Forgiven Credit Card Debt May Be Taxable
on March 10, 2011

If you negotiated a debt settlement in 2010 on the balance of your credit card account, you may owe taxes on the forgiven debt.

Foreclosure King David Stern Shutting His Doors
Foreclosure King David Stern Shutting His Doors
on March 8, 2011

The foreclosure law firm we investigated last year – one of the largest in the United States – will soon be going out of business.

Best Buy’s Buy-Back Program: Good Buy or Goodbye?
Best Buy’s Buy-Back Program: Good Buy or Goodbye?
on March 7, 2011

Best Buy – with help from Ozzy Osbourne and Justin Bieber – is making a big media splash with their “Buy Back Program.” But it’s not unique, nor is it worth paying for.

Take 5: This Week’s Blogger Roundup
Take 5: This Week’s Blogger Roundup
on March 5, 2011

A look at five interesting personal finance posts from other bloggers around the web. This week: Car repairs to watch out for, odd uses for olive oil, ways the web can help your wedding, Bank of America’s image problem, and home repair that’s easy to do.

Women Make only 75 Percent of What Men Make – Fact or Fiction?
Women Make only 75 Percent of What Men Make – Fact or Fiction?
on March 2, 2011

Last night NBC’s Savannah Guthrie implied that women are paid only 75 percent of what men make for the same work. What she accomplished was to perpetuate the myth that women aren’t good with numbers.

Taxes 2011 – 3 Steps to Convert This Year’s Refund Into Next Year’s Tax Credit
Taxes 2011 – 3 Steps to Convert This Year’s Refund Into Next Year’s Tax Credit
on February 25, 2011

What if you could take this year’s tax refund, spend every dime, then get it all back, plus 30 percent? Impossible? Not at all. Read on…

Ask Stacy: When is it OK to Walk Away?
on February 25, 2011

This reader is unemployed, has a home that’s seriously underwater, and has $35,000 worth of credit card debt that she can’t pay. What would you advise?

CARD Act One Year Later: Are We Better Off?
CARD Act One Year Later: Are We Better Off?
on February 23, 2011

The CARD Act is approaching its first birthday, and many are calling the law a major success for consumers. But some think the celebration is a bit overdone.

Taxes 2011 – 10 Dumb Things to Do With Your Tax Refund
Taxes 2011 – 10 Dumb Things to Do With Your Tax Refund
on February 23, 2011

It’s not often in life that we get lump sums of cash, and the temptation is great to do the wrong thing. In case you’re not quite sure what the wrong thing is, here’s a quick checklist.

Taxes 2011 – 10 Tips to Avoid an Audit
on February 21, 2011

It’s never fun to get unexpected letters in the mail from the IRS. Here’s how to keep them to a minimum.

Taxes 2011 – Avoiding 13 Common Mistakes
Taxes 2011 – Avoiding 13 Common Mistakes
on February 18, 2011

Taxes are one of those things in life where the devil is in the details. Bumble, fumble, and blow it in other areas of your life, but try to get this one right the first time.

Ask Stacy: Can I Make Money at Home?
Ask Stacy: Can I Make Money at Home?
on February 18, 2011

One reader wants to find a legitimate work-at-home job, and another wants to know if taking out a credit card will help her rebuild her credit history.

Clothing Prices on the Rise – 10 Tips to Save
Clothing Prices on the Rise – 10 Tips to Save
on February 14, 2011

While overall inflation is expected to remain tame this year, one area that might be less friendly is clothing, with overall prices rising by 10 percent or more. Here’s how to prepare for higher prices ahead.

5 Money Lessons from Hosni Mubarak
5 Money Lessons from Hosni Mubarak
on February 14, 2011

Nobody likes a dictator – but when it comes to managing money, maybe they can teach us a thing or two.

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