How dumb people save

Of all the auto-related economy moves, premium vs regular gas is one of the least important! --Jonathan S. A little while ago, Jonathan sent me a long email telling me why he disagreed with me. We went back and forth, but one his points really stuck with me--saving on little things may help you feel better, but it often does ...

Hybrid cars don’t save you money. Do the math!

This is a guest post by Ian Ybarra. Don’t lie to me, you hybrid lover. If you buy a hybrid car, say you’re doing it for the environment. Say you’re doing it to be cool like some tree-hugging celebrities you read about in US Weekly. Hell, say it because you can get it in ...

Email: What to do about employer-sponsored stock purchase?

My friend works in a fancy New York consulting company and wrote me this the other day. She was asking about employer-sponsored stock-purchase plans, which are basically when your employer lets you buy their stock for a discount. It was a calm morning until I read this email and started throwing things around my room in disgust. (more…)

Survey results

I've been going over the survey responses. Thanks to all of the ideas, I'm going to be improving the site with some very cool stuff in the next few weeks and months. Here's a quick overview of the stats: (more…)

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My Free Insider's Kit will show you how to earn more money

Can I ask you for a favor?

I spend a lot of time writing and teaching about personal finance. Hopefully you've enjoyed it and will continue to in the future. Now I'm trying to make this site better and I could use your help. Can you take a 3-minute survey? I'll use your feedback to add more content and to see what you want to learn about. ...

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When do you sell a stock?

Almost as often as "What stock should I buy?" is the question "When do I sell it?" Let's take a journey into the wonderful world of selling a stock. Christ, I can't believe I actually wrote that. Ok anyway, here we go... (more…)