Hobbies that requires constant spending, may keep you from improving your finances. Instead, look for a way to cap the hobby or, better yet, find a new, cheaper hobby or activity with which to replace it.
Performance cars like the BMW luxury-performance sedan M5's make numerous concessions in the interests of comfort and civility, that cost speed and handling. But the next M5 may make a big concession, and not offer a manual transmission option.
It is not a sin to be wrong, the Reformed Broker tells us, we are all wrong from time to time. However, it is a sin to willfully ignore evidence and facts or to hunt down obscure data points in order to support an existing thesis.
The latest jobless claims numbers show a decline to initial unemployment claims and a flattening to continued unemployment claims while seasonally adjusted initial claims remained below the closely watched 400K level.
Markets soar when the Fed hints at more money, and crash when it hints that it will sit still. When you operate with an elastic currency, and expand credit 50 times in 50 years, Bill Bonner warns, don't be surprised when the market inevitably falls over.
Iceland's recent recovery is weak, but many economists are touting it as a model of success. Does this call for more objective standards for what we can and can't hail as a 'recovery?'
Ecotality's Blink network seems a little worse for wear. Despite a fat government contract, some of the company's electric plug-in charging stations have been found out of order, and their 1-800 number operators are little help.
Shade trees act as giant sun blockers, shaving money off your energy bill. But they also can increase your property value, significantly raising the curb appeal of your home and pumping up its resale price.
The Fed met today to discuss possible further reforms. But how will the new kinder, gentler and allegedly more transparent Fed communicate to the public this momentous decision?
Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney says he wants to cut tax rates, and he wants high-income households to pay the same share of taxes they do today. This first promise is easy to understand. But the second is far more subtle.
The latest results of a weekly applications survey covering roughly 50 percent of all residential mortgage originations showing in part that the average rate for a 30 year fixed rate mortgage went flat at 3.79% since last week.