Saving money by picking up the phone

As I was perusing my Mint account the other day, I noticed that for the first time ever I had incurred a fee from my amazing bank, Charles Schwab. What? Didn’t they read my post about how much I adore their fee-free services? It turns out that I had deposited a check that bounced. Now, this is…

Healthcare Savings Plans

Lots of awesome news for this week: Happily no longer funemployed. I have written 50 blog posts! Hurrah! My grocery store just started stocking my favorite beer, which I have never seen in this state before. I may have freaked out in the aisle. Not so awesome news: Cavities have been spotted (despite my daily…

All About Credit

I’m sure you have heard quite a bit about credit. Good credit, bad credit. But what exactly is credit? Quick answer: “Credit” generally refers to your credit score, which is a number that grades you on how risky it may be to give you a loan. Having good credit means that you are expected to…

Car shopping

I don’t know anything about cars except that you shouldn’t put diesel into a car that doesn’t take diesel and also something about sugar in a gas tank will wreck the car? Understanding cars is a monster subject. I don’t even own a car, so this is the first installment of a few guest posts by Darius about our…