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  • How To Survive Despite A Sucky Credit Score

    In my humble opinion, credit scores are overrated. There are too many journalists, bloggers and financial experts eager to tell you how to build your score but few of them challenge the status quo and point out the truth: You can succeed despite a sucky... Read More >>

    Pessimists, Opportunists And The Half Glass Quiz

    Recently, I flew from St. Louis to Los Angeles. The plane departed at 1:30 p.m. Central time and landed at 3:30 p.m. Pacific. In other words, we flew for four hours but lost only two on the clock. How would you look at this? Do you see it as losing two... Read More >>

    What’s Wrong With Getting Rid Of Credit Cards?

    I was surprised by a BankRate survey that showed 63 percent of Americans ages 18 to 29 don’t have a credit card. Why is that? Is it because they can’t qualify? Of course not -- every gas station, hardware store and department store will offer you their... Read More >>

    Coin Has Its Problems; Obsolescence Isn’t One Of Them

    I'm really excited about Coin, an electronic card that is the size of a credit card and stores up to eight debit, credit and gift card account numbers in one. I was one of the first people to order a Coin, and mine will be shipping soon. However, Coin... Read More >>

    Is Overdraft Protection A Good Deal?

    If you are shopping for a new bank account, then you want to be informed about overdraft protection. Banks love to offer overdraft protection to new customers, but is it a good deal for you? What Is Overdraft Protection? Overdraft protection is a... Read More >>

    Best Practices For Investing In A Down Market

    In the past few weeks, we have seen the market go up quite a bit; but we've also seen it drop a full percentage point. Experts have been warning us about a double-dip recession, saying it's "a time to be worried.” If you are a buy-and-hold investor like me,... Read More >>

    What To Do When Your Card Is Stolen

    Don’t be alarmed; just be prepared: Your plastic is about to be stolen. According to a Bureau of Justice’s report on identity theft in 2012, the victim population was 16.6 million people. That means identity theft occurs once every two... Read More >>

    Is It Moral To Take The Earned Income Credit?

    One of my listeners is a stay-at-home mom for a young family of four. The family lives off of the husband’s military income and money is tight. Last month they discovered they qualify for the Earned Income Credit and would receive a refund larger than what... Read More >>

    Biggest Credit Score Myths

    Credit scores are the greatest distraction of our youth today. So many college students and young adults look for advice about how to improve their scores, yet many of us don’t fully understand how they work. There is a ton of free advice at the fingertips... Read More >>

    Can A President Go Bankrupt?

    Undoubtedly, you have heard about debt ceilings and government shutdowns. The overspending problem in Washington is only getting worse, and there is no indication that anyone will be changing his tune. Our country is heading the wrong way financially, and... Read More >>

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