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Review: The New Rules for Mortgages

The New Rules for Mortgages by Dale Robyn Siegel In the wake of the subprime mortgage meltdown and ensuing economic crisis, it’s no secret that the rules for buying a home and getting a mortgage have changed. But it might be hard to get a straight answer from someone on just how those rules have […]

Review: Secrets of a Stingy Scoundrel

Secrets of a Stingy Scoundrel 100 Dirty Little Money-Grubbing Secrets By Phil Villarreal Because I write about personal finance on ye olde Internets, and I did that thing where I didn’t buy anything new for a year, I often find myself struggling to maintain the lifestyle that is “frugal” without crossing over and becoming simply […]

Review: A Million Bucks by 30

A Million Bucks by 30 by Alan Corey First Impressions Might Be Deceiving I put off reading this book for a long time, because Alan Corey came across as a douchebag. Maybe it was the super-douchey picture of him on the cover (seriously, Alan, what’s up with that picture? I just watched a bunch of […]

Review: HP Mini 110 10-Inch Netbook

I have a crush on this computer. It’s so cute, and sometimes I think it’s even flirting with me! (And yes, my boyfriend is totally jealous.) Oh little 10-inch netbook, how I adore you! As a part of the Better Together giveaway, presented by HP and Ivy Worldwide, I’ve been loaned the same models of […]

Review: HP Pavilion dv6

As a part of the Better Together giveaway, presented by HP and Ivy Worldwide, I’ve been loaned the same models of the notebook and the netbook that I will be giving away in about two weeks. I’ll be using these laptops over the course of several months and offering you guys completely honest reviews about […]

Review: Paying for College Without Going Broke

Review: Paying for College Without Going Broke

Paying for College Without Going Broke: 2009 Edition by Kalman A. Chany (with Geoff Martz) – forward by former US President Bill Clinton Any book that can save you money on college costs seems like it should be worth its weight in gold. Does this book, published by the Princeton Review and the Clinton Foundation, […]

Review: I Will Teach You To Be Rich

Review: I Will Teach You To Be Rich

I Will Teach You To Be Rich by Ramit Sethi It’s either a great name for a personal finance book, or a scam! Lucky for you and me, it’s actually good advice, packed into a six-week program that will kick your financial butt into shape. Ramit’s no stranger to writing about personal finance for Generation […]

Review: The Bogleheads’ Guide to Investing

Review: The Bogleheads’ Guide to Investing

The Bogleheads’ Guide to Investing, by Taylor Larimore, Mel Lindauer, and Michael LeBoeuf, Foreword by John C. Bogle On the outset, this book just doesn’t seem very interesting – at least not to the demographic I belong to. Like most college students, I probably wouldn’t have touched this book if I hadn’t received it for […]

Review: How to Survive Your Freshman Year

How to Survive Your Freshman Year is a part of the Hundreds of Heads Survival Guides series – the back cover claims that “This book proves that all of us are smarter than one of us.” Oh really? I was sent a review copy of the book, and for a week or so, I endured […]

Review: Generation Debt

Review: Generation Debt

My generation: do we have a name? We are the young adults, born between 1980 and 1995 (give or take). I hear us called “Generation Y,” “Echo Boomers,” “the Digital Generation,” and “the iPod Generation,” but none of these names strike a chord with me. But there’s another possibility – are we “Generation Debt?” One […]