How to Avoid New Credit Card Checkout Fees and Surcharges

U.S. retailers can now charge credit card checkout fees (surcharges) to anyone who pays with a credit card. Here’s what you need to know about the new credit card checkout fees, and how to avoid them. Continue Reading ->

6 Top Causes of Winter Car Accidents

Winter storms are an insurance adjuster’s nightmare and a body shop owner’s dream, thanks to the increase in winter car accidents. Here are six top causes of winter car accidents, and 4 winter driving tips to help protect yourself from the personal and financial harm during the winter driving season. Continue Reading ->

What is Social Entrepreneurship?

What is social entrepreneurship, or social enterprise, and how can business help make your community and world a better place? Continue Reading ->

Best Money Blogs of the Week

On Saturdays, I like to share some of the best money blog posts I’ve read over the past week. This week, I’m writing from Franklin, Tennessee (about 20 minutes south of Nashville), where I’ve been attending Dan Miller’s Coaching with Excellence seminar. Continue Reading ->

Why Pre-paying for a Hotel Room is Not a Good Idea

Pre-paying for a hotel room can save you 10-15% off the regular rate. But a pre-paid hotel room is not so great if there’s a problem with the hotel. Continue Reading ->

Paycheck Smaller This Year? Here are 6 Ways to Counter the Loss of Payroll Tax Cut

Millions of Americans found their paychecks smaller thanks to the expiration of the payroll tax cut. Here are ways you can save money to help make-up the loss in your paycheck. Continue Reading ->

Bible and Money: Hebrews 13:5 – Keep Free from the Love of Money

The Bible has a lot to say about money. This week’s Bible and money focus is Hebrews 13:5. Trust God and keep free from the love of money. Continue Reading ->

Are “Doomsday Preppers” Survivalists Crazy, or Do They Make Some Good Points?

How prepared are you for a nuclear attack, epidemic, financial meltdown, EMP, natural disaster, or terrorist attack? If you’re a “Doomsday Preppers” type of survivalist, you’re more ready than me – and most other Americans – and you’ll probably be called “crazy” for it too. Continue Reading ->

Best Personal Finance Blog Posts: Yakezie Carnival for January 6

This week I’m pleased to host the first Yakezie Carnival of the new year here at, highlighting some of the best personal finance blogs out there. Continue Reading ->

Why We Argue About Money in Front of the Kids

I know it’s a big no-no for couples to argue or fight about money in front of the kids. But my wife and I do it from time to time. And we think it’s just fine. Here’s why you should too. Continue Reading ->