Identity theft: fighting back against an epidemic

This is a guest post by Rei Onishi. One day you open up your credit card statement and notice you’ve been charged $5,500 for a new computer system and stereo you never bought three weeks ago and $400 worth of international phone calls you never made. You soon learn that someone armed with nothing more than your name ...

Identity theft and real estate, oh my!

Here's what's coming up on IWillTeachYouToBeRich! Tomorrow, I'm running a feature on identity theft. We're lucky to have Rei Onishi, a "legislative aide and a Senate Human Services Committee consultant in the office of Senator Joe Simitian, specializing in technology, privacy, education, health, foster youth, and diversity issues." In other words, he knows what he's talking about. Rei wrote up ...

I HATE GROCERIES

Ok, I just moved into a new place so I had to buy food. This is after a long vacation where my mom asked me what I wanted to eat every morning and cooked gourmet food for every meal. So I went to the grocery store to get set up. I watched with mounting horror as the checker rang my ...

The Carnival of Personal Finance is here!

I'm happy to host the Carnival of Personal Finance this week. To remind you, this is where we collect the best of personal-finance articles from around the Internet (read more about it here). Check out all the great articles below by bloggers, journalists, and others! Thanks to everyone for submitting entries. Phil Town is totally write about our unhealthy obsession ...

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Reminder: Submit your Carnival entries

Be sure to submit your personal-finance entries to the Carnival of Personal Finance! I'm hosting it this week. Here's how it works: Send me the top 2 or 3 personal-finance articles you've seen around. (If you're a blogger, it's ok to send your own.) Deadline is Monday, July 18th at 10am. I'll pick the best and feature them on Monday!

A quick fundamental analysis on commoditization

I'm going to go over a quick fundamental analysis I did a while ago. This covers commodity products, but hopefully the example is broad enough to get you thinking about the right/wrong way to think about simple investment analysis. I'll use Nokia as an example. (more…)