Earthquake preparedness kits are overpriced, so don't buy them.Perhaps you’ve noticed an increase in the number of ads for earthquake preparedness kits and other survivalist supplies. Most, if not all of them, are overpriced yet don’t prepare you enough. [click to continue…]

sustainable frugality thumbnailGet too ambitious about cost-cutting and you might have a hard time adhering to it long term. Set your sights on something more realistic — like the following suggestions on sustainable frugality. [click to continue…]

Watch out for free Google Play credit offersWatch out for free Google Play credit offers: unless it’s an enticement to try out TokenFire, you could be opening yourself up to a malware campaign if you click on it. [click to continue…]

As of the start of 2017, a single bitcoin was valued at just over $13,000.00.

At this price, you may be wondering if you should buy in. Don’t. Its a bubble and you face a very high risk of losing money.

But no, you say, bitcoin isn’t a bubble, its the latest and greatest technology that is sure to change the world, therefore you should buy.
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2018 tax changesYour 2018 taxes might not get any simpler, despite promises to the contrary.
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pros and cons of mutual fundsAkin to baskets of investments, mutual funds pool money from many individual and institutional investors to buy and sell a variety of securities.  [click to continue…]

Save money on New Years Eve party hosting.New Year’s Eve is one of the most expensive nights of the year, but it doesn’t have to be. Here are some suggestions on how to save money hosting a New Year’s Eve party. [click to continue…]

Down payment money -- do you have it?One of the first things lenders ask you before prequalifying you for a loan is how much of a down payment you can make.  [click to continue…]