A common question I hear is about how to handle money in an IRA or Individual Retirement Arrangement. Judy wants to know: Is it possible to loan money from my traditional IRA to my sister so she ... Read More about 10 IRA Rules Everyone Should Know
One of the best ways to cut your energy bill and save money is to choose appliances and electronics that are energy efficient. If you’re in the market for a new flat screen TV or plan to buy one as ... Read More about Which Flat Screen TV is the Most Energy Efficient?
A common question I get from Money Girl podcast listeners is about managing credit. Lately, it seems like many people are ready to pull the trigger on buying a home, but they’re getting rejected for a ... Read More about Can Authorized Users on Credit Cards Build Credit?
I’m sure you’ve heard of mutual funds—they’re a staple in the investing world. But do you understand how they work? I’ll lay out the pros and cons of investing in mutual funds so you know whether ... Read More about Pros and Cons of Investing in Mutual Funds
Since the mortgage meltdown, many people have become wary of the idea that home ownership is a lofty goal that every American should aspire to. There are obvious pitfalls to buying a home that you ... Read More about Should You Buy a House? Pros and Cons of Home Ownership
The ballooning cost of college has many parents and students on edge. If you’re trying to figure out how to afford a good college education, there are solutions. Don’t let the rising price tag of ... Read More about How to Cut the Cost of College Tuition
Real estate investing has long been a popular way to invest to grow your wealth. There are any reasons real estate investing is popular, including the tax benefits that allow you to tax deductions, ... Read More about What Is a 1031 Exchange for Real Estate?
Whether you travel for work or pleasure, there are some great ways to manage money while you’re on the road. No matter if you’re jet-setting around the Mediterranean or stuck in a small town motel—if ... Read More about 7 Money Tips for Savvy Travelers
If you have credit card debt you know it’s expensive. Carrying consumer debt on a high-interest credit card can drain your finances and be the source of a lot of stress. I read a troubling ... Read More about How to Get Rid of Credit Card Debt
Lately, the subject of staying safe from financial fraud has come up several times in my conversations with friends and coaching clients. When you combine an unscrupulous business person with a ... Read More about 6 Ways to Steer Clear of Financial Fraud