The first car I bought was a new car, and for 19 years all I ever considered were brand new cars. There’s something pristine about a new car that I thought would be missing if I even considered a used car. Then came 2006, and the engine on my Dodge Intrepid blew up on the […]

I’ve belonged to a wholesale warehouse club store for nearly 20 years. Over that time, I’ve saved a lot of money, so I really can’t complain about much. With that said, I have to own up to having an epiphany that’s been long coming; you don’t always save money at these stores. Not only that, […]

In the early years of this blog I wrote about Bernard Madoff and his Ponzi scheme a few times, since it was the major financial news at the time. Now that Madoff has been sent to jail for at least 150 years, and many other financiers have been arrested for doing smaller versions of the […]

In the world of personal finance, you’re usually trying to do one of two things. The first is finding ways to make your money go further when it comes to buying things and paying bills. The second is making sure you have enough money to either fix or replace things you need. Sometimes the belief […]

At the present time I’m trying to sell my mother’s house, since she’s moved in with us. Even in a seller’s market, we seem to be having some difficulties getting a lot of attention for it. There are some things my wife and I have done that, in retrospect, might not have been the best […]

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