1 Apr, 2010  |  Written by  |  under Personal Finance Articles

We’ve all heard it said that, often times, “you get what you pay for”.  To some extent, I tend to fight against that notion most of the time.   This is really for a couple of reasons: the first being that I’m a cheapskate, but the second being that these days there seems to be no end to the “up-sale” pressure from both sellers and society.>>> [Read More]

Every now and then a blog post comes along that you read and think “Exactly!”  That happened today when I read “Why Being Frugal Can Only Take You So Far on Your Path to Wealth” on one of our favorite blogs:  MyWifeQuitHerJob.com>>> [Read More]

19 Jan, 2010  |  Written by  |  under Personal Finance Articles

There’s an interesting discussion going on between a couple of blogs about ways that small businesses can spend money to cover their assets in case they get sued.  Essentially, a business can limit its exposure to liability in 2 main ways: (1) purchasing liability insurance; and (2) forming an LLC or corporation to try to limit personal liability of the business owners for actions or omissions of the business.>>> [Read More]

It has been a busy time behind the scenes for our bloggers here at Spending It — “SpendIt” and “SaveIt”.   Since our last Personal Finance Week in Review, we’ve gotten out the following posts:>>> [Read More]

29 May, 2009  |  Written by  |  under Credit and Debt

If you’ve been keeping up with the latest personal finance news these days, you may have heard that Congress passed a new set of credit card laws in May of 2009.  Specifically, on May22, 2009 the President signed the Credit CARD Act of 2009 into law.  The all capital letters in CARD signifies that this is an acronym standing for “Card Accountability Responsibility and Disclosure”.  Here is just a sampling of the more interesting provisions:>>> [Read More]

We here at Spending It are pleased to be guest hosting the 5th Edition of the Personal Finance News Carnival this week.  As you can see below, this edition of the Carnival has a nice variety of personal finance articles that were submitted from many different blogs with personal finance advice on the topics of: Credit and Debt, Education, Investing, Real Estate, and Saving.  Please feel free to share with others!>>> [Read More]

19 May, 2009  |  Written by  |  under Investing

This week I came across an article on another personal finance blog that answers a question that has crossed my mind many times, long before we started Spending It.>>> [Read More]

Well, the week has gone by pretty quickly here at Spending It — with “SaveIt” on his way to France and me, “SpendIt”, getting ready for a road trip.  Still, since our last Personal Finance Week in Review, I think we’ve gotten out some thought-provoking articles, such as:>>> [Read More]

A lot of personal finance articles these days can be summed up as follows: cut out everything nice or fun in your life to save money.  Here at Spending It we have a slightly different view.  Sure, if you have a $4 a weekday premium coffee habit, you can save hundreds of dollars by brewing your own coffee at home.  That kind of personal finance advice to save small amounts here and there seems to be everywhere these days, yet many people seem to overlook opportunities to save much more money than that.>>> [Read More]

I recently saw some debate on another personal finance blog about an issue that has crossed my mind several times over the years.  The issue is:  is there such a thing as being too young for investing in bonds?>>> [Read More]