Wall Street Gobbles Up 1/3 of Your 401k Pie
Wall Street Gobbles Up 1/3 of Your 401k Pie
on July 12, 2010

Think a $35 fee to check a bag is annoying? Compared to the hidden fees you pay to invest in your company’s 401k or 403b plan, they’re chickenfeed.

2010 Grads Seeing Lower Salaries
2010 Grads Seeing Lower Salaries
on July 9, 2010

While the cost of college increases annually, the payoff for many disciplines is shrinking as salary offers fall.

5 Tips to Take the Bite Out of Dental Bills
5 Tips to Take the Bite Out of Dental Bills
on July 8, 2010

Health care reform will provide access to medical care for millions of uninsured Americans, but it won’t help with dental bills. Fortunately, you don’t have to grin and bear it.

Viewer Question: Should I Trade Forex?
Viewer Question: Should I Trade Forex?
on July 8, 2010

“Forex” refers to trading foreign exchange contracts. Good idea? Sure. Like hitting yourself on the head with a hammer, it will feel good when you stop.

13 Cool Tips for Lower Energy Bills
13 Cool Tips for Lower Energy Bills
on July 7, 2010

Don’t spend a fortune keeping cool this summer when you don’t have to. Here are a few tips to put a chill in your summer energy bill.

Help! I’m Trapped in London!
Help! I’m Trapped in London!
on July 7, 2010

My good friend is trapped in London without a passport, money or credit cards. Can you help me bring her home?

What You Need to Know About New Overdraft Rules
What You Need to Know About New Overdraft Rules
on July 7, 2010

If you have a checking account, you now have a choice to make about overdraft protection. Read this, then decide.

Thinking Stock Options? Think Again.
Thinking Stock Options? Think Again.
on July 6, 2010

When I was a stock broker, I speculated with stock and index options in an attempt to make a killing. But I got killed instead. Here’s why I think options are among the world’s stupidest investments.

Why You Should Buy Stocks and Houses Now
Why You Should Buy Stocks and Houses Now
on July 6, 2010

Stock market? Falling. Housing market? Unstable. Savings accounts? Paying zilch. What’s an investor to do? Here are my predictions on where we’ll be in the summer of 2012, along with a look at my personal portfolio.

How to Buy Property for Back Taxes
How to Buy Property for Back Taxes
on July 1, 2010

While foreclosures are one way to buy property cheap, they’re not the only way. You can also buy property by paying past-due real estate taxes. Here’s how it works.

Interchange Fee Regulations: Who Wins, Who Loses?
Interchange Fee Regulations: Who Wins, Who Loses?
on July 1, 2010

Debit card interchange fees – money merchants pay banks when they accept debit cards – could fall as a result of regulatory reform. Good for merchants? Definitely. Good for you? Maybe not.

When Free Speech Gets Expensive
When Free Speech Gets Expensive
on June 30, 2010

Our constitution guarantees that stating your opinion won’t land you in jail, but that’s no guarantee it won’t land you in the poorhouse.

What Regulatory Reform Means to You
What Regulatory Reform Means to You
on June 25, 2010

Billed as the most sweeping reform since the 1930s, the financial reform bill is close to becoming law. Will it actually reform anything? Here are the main provisions – you be the judge.

Uncle Sam: Let’s Get Smarter About Money
Uncle Sam: Let’s Get Smarter About Money
on June 25, 2010

The new financial reform bill contains a little-known provision establishing an office of financial literacy. Here’s what it might do for you.

New Rule: Advisers Must Give Honest Advice
New Rule: Advisers Must Give Honest Advice
on June 25, 2010

Believe it or not, the people you pay to advise you at Wall Street investment houses aren’t required to act in your best interests. Soon they will be.

Bought a New iPhone? Don’t Lose It
Bought a New iPhone? Don’t Lose It
on June 24, 2010

Replacing some things is expensive. Replacing others is complicated. Replacing an iPhone is both.

Formal Wear: Rent or Own?
Formal Wear: Rent or Own?
on June 24, 2010

When it comes to formal attire, men are the ones who are more likely to rent than own, while women are the opposite. I think both sexes have it wrong.

Not Your Facebook Friend: Your Insurance Company
Not Your Facebook Friend: Your Insurance Company
on June 24, 2010

One more reason to be careful what you say online: One day soon your insurance company may be watching, reading… and canceling your coverage.

New Penalty for Homeowners Who Walk Away
New Penalty for Homeowners Who Walk Away
on June 23, 2010

Losing your home to foreclosure is one thing, but walking away just because it’s financially convenient could keep you out of an FHA-backed mortgage for seven years.

Financial Reform Explained: What The Heck Are Derivatives?
Financial Reform Explained: What The Heck Are Derivatives?
on June 23, 2010

When you hear about financial reform, you often hear about reforming rules for trading derivatives. Here’s what it means and why you should care.

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