7 Sneaky Ways Lenders Scope You out
7 Sneaky Ways Lenders Scope You out
on February 2, 2011

Used to be that the only thing a bank or other potential lender would look at before deciding whether to offer or refuse you credit was your credit report and score. Not anymore…

Money in a Minute: Today’s Top Headlines From the World of Money
Money in a Minute: Today’s Top Headlines From the World of Money
on February 1, 2011

In today’s roundup: growing meat in a laboratory, lousy pay for new workers, tax refund anticipation loans…and more news you need today.

Free FICO Score: How You Can Get One
Free FICO Score: How You Can Get One
on January 31, 2011

Fair Isaac recently raised the price to see FICO scores by 25%. But you might be able to get a free FICO score if you know where to look.

5 Reasons Online Calculators Don’t Add up
5 Reasons Online Calculators Don’t Add up
on January 28, 2011

I’m a CPA, so I understand the attraction of using a calculator to arrive at a correct conclusion. But the plethora of online calculators these days is doing more to cause confusion than clear it up.

Ask Stacy: How Come I Have to Repay the Home Buyers Tax Credit?
Ask Stacy: How Come I Have to Repay the Home Buyers Tax Credit?
on January 28, 2011

If you bought a house in 2008, the tax “credit” you received wasn’t really a credit at all – it was an interest-free loan from Uncle Sam.

Paying via Smartphone: Convenience at a Cost?
Paying via Smartphone: Convenience at a Cost?
on January 27, 2011

Shifting to a system of virtual money is convenient, but it’s been proven that paying with your smartphone leads many to overspend. Six tips to make sure you don’t fall into the trap…

Take Five – A Roundup of Reads from Around the Web
Take Five – A Roundup of Reads from Around the Web
on January 27, 2011

A look at five interesting personal finance posts from other bloggers around the web. This week? Networking Techniques, Easy Home Improvements, Measured Savings, Advantages of Taking Longer to Graduate, and Investing vs Gambling…

AT&T, Verizon: More Pricing Transparency, Please!
AT&T, Verizon: More Pricing Transparency, Please!
on January 26, 2011

AT&T and Verizon are quietly changing their wireless plans in ways that may be expensive to subscribers. Consumers Union says they should do a better job of informing their customers.

Money in a Minute – Today’s Headlines From the World of Money
Money in a Minute – Today’s Headlines From the World of Money
on January 26, 2011

Higher chocolate prices ahead, how your name influences the way you shop, the first IRS app and more stories you need to see today.

Verizon Offers Unlimited Data Plan for iPhone – For Now
Verizon Offers Unlimited Data Plan for iPhone – For Now
on January 25, 2011

If you’re getting nailed by data usage charges on your AT&T iPhone, Verizon is giving you a reason to switch.

Money in a Minute – Today’s Headlines From the World of Money
Money in a Minute – Today’s Headlines From the World of Money
on January 25, 2011

3-D TV makes millions dizzy, New York State is selling stuff on eBay, your smart phone is starting to replace your wallet, and more stories you need to see today.

3 Places NOT to Put Money Now
3 Places NOT to Put Money Now
on January 24, 2011

Got money in a long-term bond fund or a 5-year CD? If so, you and I have different views of where the U.S. economy is heading.

Ask Stacy: I Need Help With Debts Other Than Credit Cards!
Ask Stacy: I Need Help With Debts Other Than Credit Cards!
on January 21, 2011

Lots of agencies out there are falling all over themselves to help you with your credit card debt. But why are so few willing to tackle other stuff?

Why You Shouldn’t Buy an Amazon Kindle
Why You Shouldn’t Buy an Amazon Kindle
on January 21, 2011

Suppose you were choosing between two cars. The first qualified for free gasoline for life, the other required you to pay $10 or more per fill-up. Which would you buy?

3 Places to Put Money Now
3 Places to Put Money Now
on January 21, 2011

If you think the economy is on the mend, put some money where your mind is: This time next year, you might be happy you did.

Gift From the IRS – Itemizers File on Valentine’s Day This Year
Gift From the IRS – Itemizers File on Valentine’s Day This Year
on January 21, 2011

Originally the IRS asked some taxpayers to wait until sometime in mid-February to send in their returns. Now the date is official – February 14.

Do U.S. Companies Pay Higher Taxes Than Competitors Around the World?
Do U.S. Companies Pay Higher Taxes Than Competitors Around the World?
on January 20, 2011

It’s a common belief that the United States offers lower income tax rates than most other developed countries. Like many common beliefs, this one is wrong.

Take Five – A Roundup of Reads from Around the Web
Take Five – A Roundup of Reads from Around the Web
on January 20, 2011

We scan the web so you don’t have to! A look at five interesting personal finance posts from other bloggers around the web.

Resolutions 2011 – 5 Steps to Building a Budget That Works
Resolutions 2011 – 5 Steps to Building a Budget That Works
on January 17, 2011

If you’ve ever tried to stick to a budget and failed at following through, it’s because you didn’t take one of these steps. Here’s how to create a budget that works.

Ask Stacy: What Can I Do With My Timeshare?
Ask Stacy: What Can I Do With My Timeshare?
on January 14, 2011

A timeshare might make sense for a select group of people – but never for anyone who has to borrow the money to purchase or might need to sell someday.

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