Here’s some mid-week fun for Moolanomy’s readers. Have you ever wondered if you are frugal or cheap? I do. I always consider myself frugal, but my wife calls me cheap — go figure! Here’s a little test. Just answer the 10 questions below and write down your answers on a sheet of paper. Are You … Read more Frugal Or Cheap? Here’s A Test
The wedding season is upon us. In a few weeks, we will be seeing weddings and happy faces all around us. The followings is a list of wedding tips and stories submitted by readers like you and me. Please be sure to read the comment section for details and follow links to articles on other … Read more 30+ Best Wedding Tips and Stories
My wife and I have been new parents for nearly five months now. Lucky for us, we got some good advices early on, including those from a guest post by Paidtwice: 10 “Preparing For Baby” Tips For the Frugal-Minded. However, I understand how easy it is to overspend on newborns. They are so precious to … Read more 10 Ways New Parents Overspend on Their Newborns
Kent Irwin, who recently wrote a guest article: Is Suze Orman Right, Can You Be Your Own Financial Planner?, sent me a free license to use his eFinPLAN online financial planning software. In this post, I am going to provide you with my initial experience, and I will follow up with a second post to … Read more eFinPLAN Online Financial Planning Software Review
This article is not meant to convince you to try credit card arbitrage. Rather, it’s meant to explain what credit card arbitrage is and start a discussion about it. Ultimately, I would like to hear your thought on credit card arbitrage as a money making strategy. Photo by Classyshot via Flickr First, we start off … Read more Making Money With Credit Card Arbitrage
In The Only Guide To A Winning Investment Strategy You’ll Ever Need, Larry Swedroe dedicated a major portion of the book to the discussion of the Efficient Market Hypothesis (EMH), specifically to explain why investing in passively managed funds is a winning investment strategy. What is Efficient Market Hypothesis? The Efficient Market Hypothesis asserts that … Read more Efficient Market Hypothesis (EMH)
Credit cards make it easy for us to buy now and pay later. This mindset is pervasive and dominant in the United States, and it keeps many Americans financially imprisoned. I can still remember when there was no credit card, and I had to save for what I want. Morpheus offers him the chance to … Read more The Cost of Instant Gratification
In the first post How Much Life Insurance Do I Need?, I worked with my insurance sales agent on how much life insurance my wife and I need. One of his suggestions is to buy a minimal amount of whole life insurance so that we have a little something to take care of our final … Read more Should I Buy Whole Life Insurance?
Whenever the question of paying for college comes up, it seems to spark a heated debate. Some parents want to pay for it all, others are firm believers that their children should have to put themselves through college, and there is a third group that thinks half and half is a good solution. When we … Read more Pay For College or Make Them Work for It?
When it comes to budgeting, there are two main camps on this matter — either you swear by it, or you believe budgeting doesn’t work. For example, Nickel coined the term reverse budgeting and pretty much said he saves as aggressively as he could and let the chips fall where they may. On the other … Read more No Budget, No Problem: Achieving Financial Success without a Budget