Book Review – Essentialism – The Disciplined Pursuit of Less


Life is so complicated these days and it seems like we’re constantly being pulled in a dozen different directions. Your boss wants you to stay late to finish a big project.  He also wants to give you some new responsibilities (though he doesn’t want to take any of your current duties away).  Meanwhile, you’re anxious […]

Is Walmart Family Mobile a Bargain or a Bust?

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If you’re looking for an affordable cell phone plan and you don’t want to be locked into a long-term contract, Walmart Family Mobile could be your best option.  It might sound odd to buy cell phone service from a giant retail chain, but it is actually a pretty competitive service that uses T-Mobile’s nationwide network […]

Not Another Review of Turbo Tax 2014

This review of Turbo Tax is going to be a little different from all the others out there.  I’m not going to bore you to death listing every possible Turbo Tax feature when everyone else is already doing that. If that’s what you want you can see all of that right on the Turbo Tax site […]

The Travelocity Rewards American Express Card Review

Is the Travelocity Rewards American Express Card the right card for you?  Let’s find out! Do you use Travelocity to save money on flights, hotels, and car rentals? How would you like to save even more money by earning rewards on all of the travel you book? Frequent travelers know they can score serious discounts on […]

Stop The Summer Slide with These Great Online Educational Programs

Summer vacation is only a few short weeks away, and if you’re like many parents, you may worry about the academic summer slide.  You know, that time when our children forget much of what they learn during the academic year, and their brains turn to mush. I jest, of course, but there is a summer […]

Book Review – How Much Money Do I Need to Retire?

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Todd Tresidder is a well-known financial coach and founder of and he was kind enough to send me a free kindle copy of his book How Much Money Do I Need to Retire?  Today I’m going to share some of my thoughts on Todd’s book. When most people think about retirement they imagine a […]

Book Review – Pound Foolish by Helaine Olen

pound foolish review

Helaine Olen is not a fan of the personal finance industry. In Pound Foolish, Olen launches a full scale attack on all aspects of the personal finance community including banks, stock brokers, and financial gurus like Suze Orman and David Bach.  Not even Elmo can escape her wrath (I was always more of a Grover […]

The Power of Habit – Book Review

power of habit book review

Is there a part of your life that you wish you could change but you just can’t seem to make it happen?  Perhaps you’ve been trying to quit smoking for years without success, or you continue to spend more than you earn even as you fall deeper and deeper into debt. We all have sides […]

Dave Ramsey’s Newly Revised, 2012 Financial Peace University Kit: A Review

Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University Kit

Dave Ramsey and his mantras to “sell the car” and to “live like no one else so later you can live like no one else” have become part of the fabric of the American culture.  Love him or leave him, he has a great track record and has helped millions get gazelle intense and out […]

Book Review – Millionaire Teacher by Andrew Hallam

I was lucky to receive a free review copy of Andrew Hallam’s new book titled Millionaire Teacher – The Nine Rules of Wealth You Should Have Learned in School.  The subtitle immediately caught my eye as I’m all about building wealth, plus I’ve always believed the American school system does a rather poor job of […]

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