Trending Thursday Two Point Oh.

Way back in the day (ok, more like two years ago), I used to publish a Trending Thursday post, which was a top five list of the most impactful articles I'd read within the past week or two. I think that reading is a huge part of being able to develop and I don't want … Continue reading Trending Thursday Two Point Oh.

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Economy Proofing

Two nights ago, around midnight, one of my fraternity brothers put in our group chat "Drop everything and go get gas!!!" He had heard that there was about to be a rise in gas prices.To provide a disclaimer, I go get gas every Sunday after church from a bulk store I have a membership at … Continue reading Economy Proofing

Stepping Up to the Plate

I was reading the news today and Euclid Tsakalotos, Greece's new finance minister, was quoted saying "I understand that I am assuming my post at a difficult time."  Now, if you haven't been keeping up with what's going on in Greece, take a moment to check out this NYT article, as relates to the nation's current … Continue reading Stepping Up to the Plate

How To Scrub Your Credit Report Clean Of Costly Errors

There are all sorts of errors that can sneak onto your credit reports — an account that’s not even yours, a “late payment” that was actually made on time, a paid debt that’s still listed as in collections. This can spell trouble. Your credit reports are used to calculate your all-important credit score, which determines … Continue reading How To Scrub Your Credit Report Clean Of Costly Errors

Half of college grads still relying on parents’ money

This economy is tough.  Especially for a recent graduate with tens of thousands of dollars of loan money to pay off and no full time job that begins to allow you to repay the debt.  So what do you do?  What you've always done: turn to mom and dad.  This Money Magazine article by Blake … Continue reading Half of college grads still relying on parents’ money

Turning workers into capitalists

I read an interesting statement the other day that said "If you're working for someone else, you're a slave of capitalism."  Now, of course there are no phsyical whips or chains as there were back in the days of American slavery but there are credit scores and depression, which can be just as detrimental to … Continue reading Turning workers into capitalists

Avoiding bank fees can help protect your savings

Kelli B. Grant, CNBC 6:04 a.m. EDT September 8, 2013 If your checking account balance is unexpectedly low, bank fees may be to blame. But that doesn't mean you have to pay up.Fee-free accounts seem to have gone the way of the free toaster. The average checking account these days has an average of 30 potential … Continue reading Avoiding bank fees can help protect your savings