Archive for the 'Credit Cards' Category

Five Signs That You’re Living Beyond Your Means

Yahoo Finance published a good article entitled Five Signs That You’re Living Beyond Your Means.  Here are the five signs as well as measures you can take if you find yourself in any of these situations. Your credit score is below 600 – If this is the case, the first step is to pull a […]

Benchmarks for Borrowing

photo credit: »Philo Consumer Reports published an article on the eight benchmarks of borrowing.  I must say that I don’t agree with all of their benchmarks.  For example, they state that non-mortgage debt (i.e. auto loans, credit cards, etc.) shouldn’t be more than 20% of your gross income.  If a person has a gross income […]

Your Questions Answered

I decided to stray from the financial success series for a moment to answer the most common question I receive – what prompted your interest in personal finance and have you always managed your money well? What can I say – I’m a nerd. From an early age, I loved all things math and money. […]

Mint Wants to Pay Off Your Holiday Bills

Mint is having a contest.  Confess your financial sins (via video or text) on their site no later than March 15, 2008.  The winning contestant will have their credit card bills (as of December 31, 2007) paid up to $5000. More information be found here –