02.24.07

An Introduction To Compound Interest With Spreadsheets, Part 3: A Simple Mortgage Calculator

Regular compound interest is (basically) the way most loans and savings accounts work, including home mortgages. Here, we’re going to use a spreadsheet to calculate

02.24.07

An Introduction To Compound Interest With Spreadsheets, Part 2: Monthly Compound Interest, APRs, and APYs

Previously, we discussed how compound interest works on a year-by-year basis, but in the real world, interest is usually compounded more often than that. For

02.24.07

An Introduction To Compound Interest With Spreadsheets, Part 1: Getting Started And Defining Compound Interest

Several readers have written me excitedly asking how exactly I do some of the calculations on this site and how compound interest works. Usually, I

Review: The Money Book For The Young, Fabulous, and Broke

The Money Book For The Young, Fabulous, and Broke is an attempt by Suze Orman to take personal finance ideas that traditionally appeal to older

Student Loan Consolidation 101

If you have more than one student loan after college, chances are you’ve been approached by more than one group seeking to consolidate your student

Use Your Credit Card Responsibly On Hobbies

As I mentioned recently, earlier this week I found an old credit card statement and spent some time evaluating what sorts of stupid things I

02.23.07

Five Minute Finances #3: Make A Grocery List

Five Minute Finances is a series of tips on how you can save significant money or reorganize your financial life in just five minutes. These

02.23.07

A Fresh Look At Auto Leases: Does A Savings Account Help?

Recently, a reader left this comment on an earlier post about the auto lease trap: What if you lease a car like a jetta that

The Money Book For The Young, Fabulous, And Broke: Buy or Don’t Buy?

The Money Book For The Young, Fabulous, and Broke is an attempt by Suze Orman to take personal finance ideas that traditionally appeal to older

Dave Ramsey vs. Suze Orman: Which Plan For Dealing With Debts Is Best?

Recently, AllFinancialMatters posed the following question: which method of getting out of debt works better, Suze Orman‘s or Dave Ramsey‘s? Here are the compared plans:

02.22.07

How My ATM Card Directly Cost Me $30.28 In One Month – And How I Avoid Such Mistakes Today

While doing some calculations for my income taxes, I stumbled across the statement from my checking account for February 2006, just before my financial meltdown.

02.22.07

Stay At Home Parenting: Is It Worth It?

Now that my wife and I are on firm financial footing (and it took much less time than we thought it would take), we are

The Money Book For The Young, Fabulous, And Broke: Chapters 7 – 10

The Money Book For The Young, Fabulous, and Broke is an attempt by Suze Orman to take personal finance ideas that traditionally appeal to older

02.21.07

How My Grandfather Did It: Living Off The Land With Very Little Income

Recently, I wrote about my grandfather, the interesting life he led, and what lessons that life taught me. Mostly, I wrote about his past –

Five Minute Finances #2: Call Your Credit Card Company

Five Minute Finances is a series of tips on how you can save significant money or reorganize your financial life in just five minutes. These

02.21.07

The Value of Etiquette

Recently, I wrote an article about little things that immigrants to America might be surprised to know about money, consumerism, and human relations in the

The Money Book For The Young, Fabulous, And Broke: Chapters 4 – 6

The Money Book For The Young, Fabulous, and Broke is an attempt by Suze Orman to take personal finance ideas that traditionally appeal to older

02.20.07

What Do A Child’s Earliest Interactions With Money Mean?

I have a fifteen month old son, and in the past I’ve discussed in great detail some plans for providing a strong financial education for

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