We’re quickly coming upon one of the busiest spending times of the year, the Christmas season. For too many years I would come up to Christmas and suddenly realize that I had woefully under-prepared for the coming holiday. I never saved up enough money to pay for gifts for my immediate family, friends and relatives. […]
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As I continue my search to find the best high yield savings accounts for our family, one that keeps showing up on my radar and that seems to have an extremely strong reputation is the online savings accounts from HSBC Advance. HSBC Advance doesn’t have branches, the accounts are online only – but it is […]
This past week while I was on vacation I finally had the chance to read a book that I’ve been meaning to read for a while. The book, Secrets of a Stingy Scoundrel: 100 Dirty Little Money-Grubbing Secrets, by Phil Villarreal asks the question, “How far would you go to save money?“. If you’re anything […]
A week or so ago I talked about how I had opened a new online high yield savings account with one of the personal finance blogosphere’s favorite banks, CapitalOne360. CapitalOne360 is great because of a variety of factors, but for me the ability to set up sub-accounts, and to budget using their automatic withdrawals to […]
As I mentioned in a previous posting on high yield savings accounts, lately I’ve been looking for a new online bank where we can put our money. Our current savings account is with the same company as our mortgage (Bank of America), and I decided that I wanted our savings to be at a different […]
Peer to peer lending has been a hot topic on personal finance blogs for the last year or so. Lots of people are promoting it as a good way to make decent returns on your money – even in a tough economy like we’re in (Some might argue that it’s because of the hard times we’re […]
A while back I received a review copy of a new book that had just come out called Money, Purpose, Joy written by personal finance author and speaker Matt Bell. I didn’t read the book right away, just filed it away in my stack of books that publishers send me so often. (Sometimes you can […]
A few weeks ago I received a review copy of a new book written specifically for Christians in these tough financial times. The book, Upside Living in a Downside Economy, is written by Mike Slaughter, pastor of Ginghamsburg United Methodist Church in Tipp City, Ohio. The book isn’t a very long one, but doesn’t waste […]
Review and Giveaway A week or two back after finding my site, Luke over nuruplanet.com emailed me and offered to send me a packet of Nuru’s Personal Finance Pocket Cards to review on the site. In theory they sounded like a great idea – flash cards centered around the basic principles of personal finance. I […]
A couple of weeks back we had a post on this blog talking about micro-lending. The post talked about how micro-loans through companies like Kiva or Grameen Bank, can help people in developing countries to get on their feet, get their business up and running, and how it can be much more effective than just giving […]
For a while now I’ve been meaning to sit down and write a review on a book I received in the mail called “Does Your Bag Have Holes?“. The author of the book, Cameron C. Taylor, had inquired if I was interested in reviewing his book on my blog, and I responded that I was. […]
Buxfer.com is a new personal finance site that allows you to bring all your personal finance information together in one place, along the lines of competitors Mint.com, Geezeo.com. I recently signed up for the service so that I could weigh its advantages against the one I’m using right now, Mint.com. We recently became more deeply […]