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Three Overlooked Tools for Repairing Credit

From Consumerism Commentary on Feb 28, 2015

This is a guest article by Neal Frankle. Neal is a Certified Financial Planner® in Los Angeles. He is also the senior editor for WealthPilgrim.com, MCMHA.org and CreditPilgrim.com. Your credit report is like a financial passport. If it’s clean you’ll find the doors to the financial world wide open. Your ...

When It Makes Sense to Work For Free

From Consumerism Commentary on Feb 27, 2015

How much is your time worth? This is a terrible question, and it usually begets a terrible answer. It’s a question that motivational speakers use to encourage people to make sure they’re optimizing their ability to earn an income. There’s nothing wrong with that per se, but it leads to ...

Ask the Readers: Do you use technology to

From Get Rich Slowly on Feb 27, 2015

This article is by staff writer Holly Johnson. Last week’s bitter-cold temperatures presented an awful time for my furnace to start acting funny. It would shut off for no reason only to restart when I fiddled with the thermostat. Then it would shut off again without me realizing it, only ...

Should All Financial Advisers Be Held to a

From Consumerism Commentary on Feb 26, 2015

Over the last year, a friend of mine has been trying to convince me to move my financial assets. I currently have a taxable investment account at Vanguard, and my portfolio consists of a mix that includes a domestic stock index fund, an international stock index fund, and tax-advantaged municipal ...

Honey Progress Report: Replacing our HVAC, Part I

From Get Rich Slowly on Feb 26, 2015

This article is by staff writer Honey Smith. As I mentioned in my homeownership and priorities post, one housing project that we wanted to tackle sooner rather than later was replacing our HVAC unit. Within months of moving into our new house, we had to shell out a thousand bucks to ...

Calculating your emergency fund: providing for opportunities and

From Get Rich Slowly on Feb 25, 2015

After a brief stint in the automotive industry in Detroit, Ryan Takach moved to Chicago to work for a major financial institution. The antics of traders on the trading floor stoked his curiosity for the markets, and an ex-pat assignment in London provided additional exposure to the global financial system. ...

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