Alert: Credit Cards Abroad

August 05, 2009 | Kate Horrell

There's always a new concern when it comes to using your credit cards overseas.  Now there is another thing to worry about - the rest of the world has, since 2004, been going to a … [Read more...]

The Many Values in Food

August 04, 2009 | Kate Horrell

You know I struggle with my time...those 24 hours I get each day don't seem to go very far!  I guess that why I was so struck by Credit Loan's post:  Thoughts on a Low Grocery … [Read more...]

Seven Important Parts of the Credit Card Act of 2009

August 03, 2009 | Kate Horrell

The Credit Card Accountability Responsibility and Disclosure Act of 2009 (The Credit CARD Act of 2009) is a new group of federal laws that are designed to make credit card practices more fair and … [Read more...]

Is Your Credit Score Good?

August 02, 2009 | Kate Horrell

I came across a interesting post at Moolanomy Personal Finance:  What is a Good Credit Score.  It is a basic discussion of the value of a good credit score with examples and links to … [Read more...]

Fast Food from the Grocery Store

August 01, 2009 | Kate Horrell

I rarely enjoy fast food.  Sure, it is fast, but it doesn't usually taste that good and it is often super-expensive.  Just the other day, I picked up some breakfast at McDonalds while … [Read more...]

Quotable: Simon Cowell

July 31, 2009 | Kate Horrell

"The biggest shock when I lost it all was the realization that so much of my life had been out of my control. When I started to make the money back, I vowed that it would never happen again. I … [Read more...]

Wine in a Box? Why Not?

July 30, 2009 | Kate Horrell

I admit it, I'm a convert.  Despite my friends' criticism and laughter, I love wine in a box.  Basically, it is inexpensive and it is good.  I can get a nice box of wine … [Read more...]

Car Rental Tips from USAA

July 29, 2009 | Kate Horrell

June Walbert of USAA offers advice on saving money and having the right insurance when you rent a car. … [Read more...]

Avoid These Credit Card Fees

July 28, 2009 | Kate Horrell

As our country's financial markets change, credit cards are adding new fees and enforcing old ones.  Today on Financial Columnist Liz Weston's blog:  8 Credit Card Fees to … [Read more...]

Tips for Free Wi-Fi at Airports with Pay Service

July 26, 2009 | Kate Horrell

Over at Wisebread, the Frugal Duchess has done a great post on getting free Boingo (and other) Wi-Fi at airports that only offer pay-for-use service.   I'm so glad to hear about these great … [Read more...]

Old Advice is Often Still Good Advice

July 25, 2009 | Kate Horrell

For all the world's focus on modern ideas and thoughts, often the same advice that our grandparents followed is still appropriate for our world. Today, CreditLoan did an excellent article (Buying … [Read more...]

Quotable: Paul Clitheroe

July 24, 2009 | Kate Horrell

"The amount of money you have has got nothing to do with what you earn.. people earning a million dollars a year can have no money and.. People earning $35,000 a year can be quite well off. … [Read more...]

A Life of Debt?

July 21, 2009 | Kate Horrell

Visual by Visual Economics   Check them out - fantastic stuff over there! Hmmm, this looks remarkably like my life.  Here's the challenge:  Where are you in this … [Read more...]

8 Quick Financial Fixes

July 20, 2009 | Kate Horrell

As I've noted before, being busy and being careful with your money can be hard to do at the same time.  Last month, Forbes magazine did an article titled The High Cost of Laziness, and the … [Read more...]