The phone rings, and a voice on the other end says you owe $25,000.
Impossible. You have impeccable credit. Or, so you thought.
It turns out that someone’s been using your identity and has now run up mountains of debt. Unfortunately, this is all too common these days.
According to IdentityTheft.info, identity theft strikes 15 million people per year…
It was a busy weekend for me. Most of my time was spent redesigning MANteresting. We threw up a new logo. Moved some stuff around. And ultimately brought the site up to web 2.0 standards.
After a couple of hours of coding in the MANteresting changes, I couldn’t help myself. I figured it was time to give this here blog a face-lift…
(break-break-break-it down yo)
So, normally I don’t publish my freelancing income, but I had a really good week last week! So, I thought I’d share it with you just to show you the different streams of income that I have, and maybe you can get a better idea of how to accomplish this for yourself in the future…
If you could move in and out of the market at the right time, you would obviously increase your returns and avoid some losses…
I’ve been a homeowner since last year and finally decided to join Angie’s List. I’m glad I did: it has saved me potentially thousands of dollars on some plumbing work I need done sometime in the near future. More on that in a minute.
If you aren’t familiar with Angie’s List, it is a consumer review site where user reviews of service companies are aggregated…
If you fall in to the bucket of those who have a conscience and give a damn about the planet (or if you normally don’t, but want to get started), I’m going to throw out a challenge…
He had amassed over $100,000 of consumer debt and to make matters worse, his wife was completely oblivious to the amount.
For many couples that could have been the end of the relationship. Despite the hardships, Travis and his family have been able to buckle down and pay off over $84,000 of debt in just under 4 years…
Phil wanted a piece of software that would simply help him manage his money. He also had a strong desire to be his on boss. So he used his software development skills to build the tool that he needed…
There are a number of benefits to cooking at home beyond just improving your health and saving money. According to many studies, there are relationship and other benefits for sharing meals at home with a family…
Little boy blue and the man in the moon
When you comin’ home Dad?
I don’t know when, but we’ll get together then, son
You know we’ll have a good time then
– Harry Chapin, Cats in the Cradle
I have a free weekend. I want to spend that weekend doing a bunch of small home repairs that need my attention…
A lot of experts predicted that consumers would cut back on credit card spending this year. I’d even bet that consumer behavior analysts felt they were making pretty safe predictions. And honestly, I kind of agreed with them.
I can think of three reasons we should all be skittish about flashing our plastic…
Today’s game is brought to you by the Citi ThankYou® Preferred Rewards Card which is currently offering 15,000 bonus ThankYou Points after you make $1,000 in purchases within the first 3 months after account opening—good for $150 in gift cards…
There’s no reason to work extra hard to earn just a little bit more. Here are 5 tips for working smarter:
1. Know When You’re Most Productive
One of the best ways to work smart is to know when you’re most productive…
Perhaps it’s because there are few endeavors where you have to put it on the line like you do in sports and investing. There are clear winners and losers, and risk can be your greatest friend or your worst enemy…
I have always had a mixed feeling about becoming a landlord…
…. Said the woman who just did it 🙂 And who’s now my favorite person of the day!
Her name is Sarah Hanson, and she just got $125,000 in return for giving up 10% of her future income for 10 years straight. That’s 10% of everryyyyyyyyyyyyyything she does (or doesn’t?) do for 10 years in a row – Wow…
It’s a special government loophole that allows you to earn extra cash, totally tax-free. It’s 100 percent legal and simple to use. It can even help you pay for a dream vacation home.
This loophole is not for everyone. But if you qualify, you should start collecting this income right away…