Take Five – A Roundup of Reads from Around the Web
Take Five – A Roundup of Reads from Around the Web
on January 13, 2011

A new feature here at Money Talks: a look at five interesting personal finance posts from other bloggers around the web.

How to Play a Stock Market Expert on TV
How to Play a Stock Market Expert on TV
on January 10, 2011

Want to be a highly paid stock market prognosticator? No problem: Anyone can do it! When Bloomberg or CNBC calls and asks you to do an on-set, here’s all you have to say.

Mass. Supreme Court to Banks: No Paperwork, No Foreclosure
Mass. Supreme Court to Banks: No Paperwork, No Foreclosure
on January 10, 2011

The Massachusetts Supreme Court ruled yesterday that if a bank can’t prove they own the mortgage, they can’t foreclose on a homeowner. A simple ruling that’s going to make life a lot more complicated for some of our nation’s biggest lenders.

For Best Results, Read This With Eyes Open
For Best Results, Read This With Eyes Open
on January 8, 2011

Woman’s Day just put out a funny collection of 11 real manufacturer’s warning labels. Apparently the companies that make some consumer products think we’re not very bright…

15 Ways You Can Deflate Inflation
15 Ways You Can Deflate Inflation
on January 7, 2011

The Consumer Price Index (CPI) is the way the government measures rising prices. But what’s your personal inflation rate?

Ask Stacy: Should I Buy a Mortgage Acceleration Program?
Ask Stacy: Should I Buy a Mortgage Acceleration Program?
on January 7, 2011

Is there a way to pay off your mortgage in seven to 10 years by using sophisticated techniques involving software and credit lines? No, but the people behind these programs are hoping you’ll bite.

Banks Pushing Cash-Back Credit Cards
Banks Pushing Cash-Back Credit Cards
on January 6, 2011

Cash-back credit cards are more popular than ever – here’s a look at some of the most popular cards, along with pitfalls to watch for.

Why Do Women Find Salad So Funny?
Why Do Women Find Salad So Funny?
on January 5, 2011

My girlfriend tells me that she doesn’t often laugh out loud while eating salad alone. But maybe there’s something wrong with her, because it appears by looking at stock photos that nearly every other woman does.

2011 Forecast: Stocks, Housing, Oil Prices
2011 Forecast: Stocks, Housing, Oil Prices
on January 5, 2011

Every year I interview the Chief Economist of a major Wall Street firm and ask for his best guess on the direction of stocks, oil and housing prices. I also ask the same questions of people like you.

How to Fix the Deficit? Most Americans Say Tax the Rich
How to Fix the Deficit? Most Americans Say Tax the Rich
on January 5, 2011

According to one recent survey, when given four choices, more than 60 percent of respondents said they’d fix our ballooning budget deficit by choosing to tax the wealthiest Americans. Which method would you choose?

American Airlines Disappears from Expedia
American Airlines Disappears from Expedia
on January 4, 2011

Now Expedia and Obitz aren’t showing American Airlines flights on their sites. Why aren’t they telling you that when you go there to book tickets?

How I Beat the Pants off the Pros Last Year
How I Beat the Pants off the Pros Last Year
on January 4, 2011

Last year my real-money online portfolio of stocks not only tripled the returns offered by stock market averages, it beat every large-stock mutual fund on Wall Street as well. But the reason I did so well wasn’t because I’m any smarter than you. It’s because I’ve learned from my past mistakes – You can too.

Are You Smarter Than Wall Street Experts?
Are You Smarter Than Wall Street Experts?
on January 3, 2011

Every year about this time you start seeing supposed “experts” all over the news predicting where stocks, oil, and housing prices are headed. But do the high-priced pros really know any more than you do? We’ve got the answer on tape, and it might surprise you.

Ask Stacy: 8 Tips to Get Credit When You Don’t Have Any
on December 31, 2010

This young reader wants to know how to deal with a common credit conundrum: How are you supposed to build a credit history when you keep getting turned down for lack of a credit history?

Money Talks Top 10 Stories for 2010
Money Talks Top 10 Stories for 2010
on December 30, 2010

As we cross the finish line for 2010, here’s a look back at some of our most popular stories this year – most of which are just as useful now as when they were first published. Check them out and see if there’s any news that you can use for 2011!

30 Things Babies Born in 2011 Will Never Know
30 Things Babies Born in 2011 Will Never Know
on December 29, 2010

If you think the world hasn’t changed in the last 10 years, then you’ve been living in a cave. Technology has changed the way we work, relax and communicate. Here are some things that are part of your life that won’t be recognized by the next generation.

Itemize? Then You Can’t File Taxes Until February
Itemize? Then You Can’t File Taxes Until February
on December 23, 2010

If you’re the type who starts their Christmas shopping on December 24, here’s some good news – thanks to Congressional delays in getting the recent tax bill passed, if you itemize, the IRS won’t be ready for you till Mid-February.

Money Talks Reader Follows Car Advice, Saves $$
Money Talks Reader Follows Car Advice, Saves $$
on December 23, 2010

A viewer recently read an article we posted re buying a new car. He used the advice and it helped him drive a hard bargain.

Supreme Court Decision Could Impact Credit Card Rate Hikes
on December 22, 2010

Does your credit card company have the right to raise your interest rate without notice if they previously disclosed that they could in the original account agreement?

Get Computer Questions From Your Parents? You’re Going to Love This
Get Computer Questions From Your Parents? You’re Going to Love This
on December 22, 2010

If you’re heading home for the holidays, you might be asked to help mom, dad or grandma with their computer. Frustrating? Not any more, thanks to these great videos from Google.

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