Category Archives: Finance

In Which My Mom Saves My Butt. Twice.

In Which My Mom Saves My Butt. Twice.

If you look for me around the interwebs, you’ll find that sometimes I’m identified as a “financial expert.” This makes it all the more embarrassing when my mom saves my butt. When I left home for college low these many years ago, I figured I was on my own now. A big girl, who could

Friday Fun Video: AIG vs. Regular People

Friday Fun Video: AIG vs. Regular People

This Daily Show video made me laugh. How many of us wish we could have the same special treatment these companies got during the financial crisis. Happy Friday, and have a great weekend! The Daily Show Get More: Daily Show Full Episodes,The Daily Show on Facebook,Daily Show Video Archive

Why Should I Get Life Insurance for My Child?

Why Should I Get Life Insurance for My Child?

Life insurance is one of those things that can provide peace of mind, especially when you have a young family. We all want what’s best for our children. I know that one of my biggest fears is what would happen if I died, and my family — particularly my son — didn’t have the financial

20 Money Books in 20 Days

20 Money Books in 20 Days

Enter this contest to win money books from top personal finance bloggers. Not too long ago, my online buddy Jeremy from Modest Money had a cool idea. Since so many personal finance bloggers also have books out (including yours truly), wouldn’t it be cool to give away ebook versions? Jeremy rounded up 10 of us,

Educating Your Family about Life Insurance

Educating Your Family about Life Insurance

When planning your family’s finances, do you take into account life insurance? It’s easy to overlook life insurance as an essential aspect of financial planning. However, it’s important to consider the impact that your death might have on your family’s financial situation. Unfortunately, most Americans don’t see life insurance as essential to overall financial planning.