D at Divorce to Financial Freedom is having a discussion with her 17-year-old son about getting his first credit card. Some comments have mentioned that they wish they got their first card earlier in life, and some wish they never got one. I got … [Read more...] about How young is too young for a credit card?
About 3 years ago, my wife and I decided to cancel extended cable (that's anything above the basic network TV, but below Digital cable). We're saving about $35 per month, and I really only miss ESPN when the Steelers or Penn State play. Otherwise, we … [Read more...] about Save then spend: Blockbuster Online vs Extended Cable
How did you choose the name Clever Dude? Ok, I admit, the story behind the name isn't so clever, nor exciting. When I signed up with Dreamhost, I found that I could get a free domain name. I plugged in a few ideas I had, but they were all taken. … [Read more...] about Questions about the Clever Dude
A post by Madame X at My Open Wallet got me thinking about our own check usage over the years. I looked up our records in Quicken, which go back to Feb, 2003 and came up with these numbers: 2003: 38 (I think I lost a bunch of transactions when I … [Read more...] about Check Usage Decline
I can't claim to be an expert in legal matters by any stretch of the imagination, but based on some recent experiences, here are some quick tips to choosing the right attorney: 1. Don't be in a rush to pick the first one you call. Give yourself … [Read more...] about 5 tips to choosing the right attorney