Category Archives: General Interest

Something interesting enough to post, but doesn’t necessarily fall into any other category.

Money Mistakes

Have you ever sat down and thought back to some decision you made that seemed appropriate at the time but turned out to be a less than stellar move? I sure have, for example when I bought a used car… Read More »

Why Join a Credit Union?

Having worked at banks both large and small as well as having been part of the credit union world, I can compare the two worlds with reasonable detachment and accuracy.  Most differences are due to the fact that banks are… Read More »

Choosing a college degree

While it’s true that people with a college degree earn, on average, a higher lifetime income than those who have none, not all college majors are created equal. In fact, graduates with certain majors sometimes fare worse in the labor… Read More »


I was lucky enough to spend time overseas, courtesy of Uncle Sam, in societies where bargaining was considered the rule instead of the exception.  It was a natural event to negotiate the price of a product and was even an… Read More »

No Longer Free

If you think your paycheck doesn’t go as far as it used to, you’d be right, and inflation is only one of the reasons.  It seems there are some things you used to get for free that you now have… Read More »

General Tips – Spring 2012

I recently watched a news show about avoiding scams and keeping your finances secure.  It made me think about some general hints involving finances which would be worth reviewing.

Groceries vs. Clothes and Accessories

When it comes to shopping I love a great deal, especially when it comes to clothes, shoes and accessories.  While I will mention some tips on shopping and other fun things, I’ll first talk about our everyday expenses like going… Read More »

Personal Finance for College Students

A college education does more than continue your classroom education; it also helps you branch out and mature socially and become more independent from your family structure.  It should also be a time in which you begin planning for your… Read More »