Does Your Wife Make More Than You?

Does Your Wife Make More Than You?

I make more money than my husband. Granted, he’s working on a Ph.D. right now so his earning potential is limited, but I’m still the primary breadwinner. But even after he is done, chances are that my earning potential will … More »

Tier-1 Lease Pricing with Lower Credit

Tier-1 Lease Pricing with Lower Credit

In these times of economic turmoil, one of the biggest casualties has been personal credit. Many people are seeing a drop to their credit scores, and finding it difficult to get the best rates on a number of products and … More »

8 Tips for Thinking Like Buffett, Part 1

8 Tips for Thinking Like Buffett, Part 1

Sure, the man we consider the premier investor of our time has lost billions in this recession. But it’s a recession. Everyone’s going to lose money. And even though he has lost several billion dollars, he’s still got $37 billion, … More »

High Deductible Health Insurance: Worth It?

High Deductible Health Insurance: Worth It?

One of the ways that you can save money on your health insurance premiums is to get high deductible health insurance. In this case, you pay more out of pocket for your health care, which results lower premiums. As many … More »

Paying Off Debt: Annoying Debts First?

Paying Off Debt: Annoying Debts First?

There are several different schools of thought about what order that you should employ when paying off debt. Some say to attack the high interest debt first. Others say that you should get rid of the smallest debt first. Depending … More »

Business Credit Considerations

Business Credit Considerations

When you are looking for financing for your business, you need good business credit. Having business credit that is separate from personal credit is a good idea, since it can protect your personal finances from business failure, and it can … More »

College: Looking for Part-Time Work

College: Looking for Part-Time Work

When I started college, I got a part-time, on-campus job working in the university cafeteria. I was paid minimum wage (which at the time was somewhere in the neighborhood of $5.75 an hour). It wasn’t a job that offered unimaginable … More »

Interesting Items You Can Buy FSA Money

Interesting Items You Can Buy FSA Money

One of the things that many people use in order to pay for health care costs is the heath savings account (HSA). There are many different rules governing these health savings accounts, and what they can be used for. Another … More »

Silly Sunday: Declare Bankruptcy!

Silly Sunday: Declare Bankruptcy!

I love The Office. And one of my favorite episodes involves a debt-ridden Michael Scott trying to declare bankruptcy. As you can see, though, it doesn’t exactly go well: Michael was looking for a quick and relatively painless solution to … More »

Health Care "Reform" Will Cost You

Health Care “Reform” Will Cost You

The Senate Finance Committee has just green lighted a version of a health reform bill that could end up costing you. One of the key elements of the legislation is that everyone will be required to purchase health insurance — … More »