WSJ: Sell employer-discounted stock for a quick buck

The WSJ wrote an article about employer-sponsored stock purchases (i.e., when you get an employee discount to buy shares of your own company). Here's what they had to say: (more…)

Email: Should you pay for personal-finance advice?

My friend JRK writes in asking if it's worth it to pay for newsletter subscriptions. (more…)

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A bullshit tactic by an otherwise decent magazine: In May, McMillan received a letter from North Shore Agency, a leading debt-collection firm. The letter, headed "Please Respond," said he owed $12 for his Wired subscription. "Our objective is to clear your bill quickly and fairly," it said. "Your payment will reinstate your subscription." (...) Said another: "Talk about a low way ...

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Carnival of Personal Finance is here this week

Happy Monday! I'm hosting the Carnival of Personal Finance 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 next Monday! For more reading, check out the other carnivals.

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Ben needs your help

Here's an email I just got. It's a good one. Instead of just trying to answer it myself, I thought I would put it on IWillTeachYouToBeRich and see what other people think. Let's try to get a few good responses up here. (more…)