4 dumb money mistakes

I love making fun of horrible money advice and atrocious career advice as much as anyone else, but sometimes we have to turn the focus onto ourselves. How many of us choose to focus on the most pointless areas of personal finance? Should I open this credit card? I feel guilty paying for name-brand cheese. Do you think I should ...

8 Fascinating Insights about Credit Cards

I combed the internet to find the most interesting stories about credit cards for you. Here are 7 of my favorites. 1. The Tactics of Discover Card Reps How did the telemarketers supposedly trick customers into signing up for the products? The Minnesota attorney general’s office gave us audio files of some of the calls, 2. I am a ...

BOO! Your financial horror stories

As a dude in my 20s, Halloween is my favorite holiday for obvious reasons. Your favorite blogger and New York Times best-selling author, Ramit Sethi A few days ago, in preparation for this magnificent day, I asked the people on my Insider’s List to send me their financial horror stories. Here are some of the best: *     *     *     *     * “How do I ...

How to improve your credit score

Here’s something that you’ll almost never see on a financial TV show: Consider 2 people... One has great credit The other has poor credit In their 30s, they decide to buy houses of similar prices. How much do you think they pay? Simply by virtue of having different credit scores, the person with poor credit will pay over $...

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Upcoming: My favorite checking, savings and credit card accounts

I'll make this quick. I was watching Oprah one day, because I am basically a middle-aged woman, and realized that she does something fascinating. She recommends SPECIFIC SOLUTIONS to her audience's problems. Compare this to most "experts," who hate naming specific products because they're afraid of being seen as biased. (Or, worse, they won't use their platform to promote products ...

7 lies we tell ourselves about money

See the 7 lies below -- plus a holiday gift at the bottom. 1. "I want to make passive income" I love when people say this because you can tell they have no idea what they're talking about. It's kind of like trying to identify people with bad taste: Just go to the local Hometown Buffett. They're all there. I ...