While I'm between jobs, I've been tinkering with the family finances, and I've learned a thing or two about banking. It's nothing personal finance experts haven't known for years, but I find it fascinating, so I thought I'd share. And while it's not quite financial advice, you might get something useful out of it. Be warned, however, that I'm going to talk a lot about interest … [Read more...] about Earning Interest On Your Money
Nothing.I'm certainly not panicking. I haven't even checked my balances. That's not because I'm so smart. It's because, when it comes to financial markets, I'm pretty dumb.I assume I lost money, but what should I do about it? Should I get out of the market now? It's too late to get the money back, and if it rebounds tomorrow then getting out now will just lock in my … [Read more...] about What I’m Doing About the Market Crash
The other day I was doing some household bills in Quicken, and I ran the update step to download data from all my financial institutions. Reviewing the charges on my main credit card, I spotted one that really stuck out from the rest: A $250 charge to match.com.Uh, oh.I'm a married man, and although I've never actually asked my wife her opinion, I'm pretty sure she'd … [Read more...] about Quicken, WTF?