Author Archive

Jun 23 2017

Of All the Fees You Pay, This One Is the Worst by Far

What’s the most maddening fee you pay? To check your luggage? Bounce a check? Use an ATM? Not even close. Here’s the story.
Jun 16 2017

The Lazy Person’s Guide to Money Management

Who wants to waste valuable time thinking about money when there are vacations to take, books to read and rounds of golf to be played? Here’s the story. 
Jun 9 2017

5 Tips for Getting Your Car to 200,000 Miles 

Pushing your car to 200,000 miles — and beyond — can save you stashes of cash. Here’s how to do it. 
May 26 2017

Want to Be Rich? Here’s All the Advice You’ll Ever Need, in 10 Simple Sentences

I’ve been giving financial advice for 40 years, and I’m a millionaire several times over. Here are the 10 best bits of financial advice I’ve both given and taken. 
May 19 2017

7 Gift Card Hacks Every Shopper Should Know

Knowing the right moves can help you squeeze more from gift cards. Here’s the story.  
May 12 2017

6 Cellphone Secrets That Can Save You Hundreds of Dollars a Year

Most of us are overpaying for cellphone service, but the good news is that there are some surefire ways to cut those costs big-time. Here’s the story. 
May 5 2017

5 Simple Ways to Save Money on Every Online Purchase

If you’re not following these simple tips, you’re wasting money every time you buy something online.
Apr 28 2017

14 Insurance Products That Are a Waste of Money

Here are insurance products that are rarely worth paying for, and some better ways of preventing or mitigating losses.
Apr 21 2017

The Best-Kept Secret for Saving Big on Cellphone Plans

Here’s how to find the prepaid carrier that meets your unique needs and save hundreds in the process. 
Apr 14 2017

7 Ways to Shop at Costco Without a Membership

There are some neat tricks you can employ to shop at Costco to save money but not be a member. Here they are.
Apr 7 2017

Should You Hire a Service to Negotiate Your Cable and Other Bills?

Services like BillCutterz and BillFixers will negotiate your cable, internet, phone and other monthly bills in exchange for a share of the savings. I tried it: Here’s what happened.  
Mar 31 2017

7 Things Worth Paying More For

There are areas where the difference in quality makes it worthwhile to open your wallet a little wider. Here’s the story.   
Mar 24 2017

5 Easy Ways to Save on Your Cell Phone Bill

The key to spending less is to pay only for what you use. Here’s how.  
Mar 17 2017

7 Dumb and Costly Moves Homebuyers Make

We’re entering the prime home buying season, and that means people across the nation will soon be making these dumb mistakes.  
Mar 10 2017

7 Painless Ways to Pay Off Your Mortgage Years Earlier

Praying for a windfall isn’t the only way to get rid of a mortgage. You can painlessly pay off your biggest debt faster than you would think. Here’s the story.