How I Ditched Satellite Radio & Never Looked Back

Personal Finance

How I Ditched Satellite Radio & Never Looked Back

How I Ditched Satellite Radio & Never Looked Back

Around November of last year, a new Nissan Leaf turned up in our driveway, partly thanks to generous incentives from federal and state governments. And then, thanks to a safety feature we wanted (a front and side camera), the options package included a high-end sound system and a free three-month trial of satellite radio. It was,… Read More

I’ve Been a Bridesmaid 4 Times. Here’s the Real Cost

Personal Finance

I’ve Been a Bridesmaid 4 Times. Here’s the Real Cost

I’ve Been a Bridesmaid 4 Times. Here’s the Real Cost

When I set out to compare the costs of “bridesmaiding” to the costs of “groomsmanning,” I assumed that bridesmaids would spend more on appearances for the ceremony, while groomsmen would spend more on the bachelor party. Anecdotally at least, I was proven to be half right. But in an endeavor like a wedding, are the… Read More

A Guide to Budgeting for Baby Boomers

Personal Finance

A Guide to Budgeting for Baby Boomers

A Guide to Budgeting for Baby Boomers

In retirement, taking it easy is becoming a lot harder to do. Take, for example, the most disconcerting finding of Allianz Life Insurance Company’s recently published Generations Apart Study. Nearly half of the 2,000 baby boomers (ages 49 to 67) and Generation Xers (ages 35 to 48) who were surveyed now regard credit cards as… Read More

How We Paid Off Our Mortgage in 7 Years

Mortgages

How We Paid Off Our Mortgage in 7 Years

How We Paid Off Our Mortgage in 7 Years

The idea behind paying off a loan faster than scheduled is pretty simple: It saves you money. That’s a huge part of the reason Andrea Stewart and Jerimiah Honer decided to repay their 30-year mortgage in just seven years — by doing so, they saved more than $130,000 in interest. Now the couple has an… Read More

18 Ways to Save Up to $100 This Week

Personal Finance

18 Ways to Save Up to $100 This Week

18 Ways to Save Up to $100 This Week

Does this sound familiar? Every month you set a goal to save a small portion of your income, only to end up failing miserably. It would be nice if we could all save money in the blink of an eye. Unfortunately, it’s a task that requires effort, discipline and — most importantly — some sort of income. If you’re… Read More

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