10 Identity Theft Tips For Smart People

10 Identity Theft Tips For Smart People

Identity theft is on the rise in the United States. According to the IRS, 2013 saw record levels of identity theft. Almost all of us know someone who has had their identity stolen. Follow these ten tips to stay smart and keep your identity to yourself.

College Student Loan Providers

As fall begins, students around the country are heading back to school. Just this week, my sister had her first day in medical school. (Proud, gushing brother) My sister, and many millions of others, are taking on new student loans this year. When you get a new student loan, you can choose your provider, and it is important to do the research to find a good fit for your needs.

Solving Homelessness in America

Denver recently passed an “outdoor camping ban” which, in practice, is simply a law making it illegal to be homeless. This is far from a solution to the homelessness problem, it will just move the homeless to surrounding cities and states. It made me think about actual solutions to homelessness in America.

Money Tips for New Grads

Money Tips for New Grads

This weekend, I had the pleasure of watching my sister graduate Summa Cum Lade from the University of Arkansas. While in Fayetteville, I watched thousands of students receive their degrees, but I realized that most did not get a financial education on par with their newly minted degrees. Here are some top tips for new graduates around the world.

Berkshire Hathaway 2012 Shareholder Meeting

This year, I made my third trip to Omaha for the annual Berkshire Hathaway shareholder’s meeting. Warren Buffet are Charlie Munger took center stage and shared their wisdom on investing, business management, and the economy to a packed house that included billionaire Bill Gates and rock superstar Bono.

My First Jobs: Camp and Retail

You all know that I have worked in banking and finance, but I have not told you very much about my more humble beginnings. Long before my MBA, years before my BSBA, I worked at a Boy Scout camp and a Target Store.

Why Layoffs Are Good For the Economy

Unemployment rates are one of the top economic measures used to measure the economy. The general mindset is that low unemployment is good and high unemployment is bad. While there are many truths to that statement, most people ignore the good parts of a high unemployment rate.

A Financial Do Over

A Financial Do Over

This is a guest post from Penny at The Saved Quarter as part of the Yakezie blog swap. This week, we were asked, “If you had one financial do-over, what would it be and why?”

Reader Question: Big Student Loans

Reader Question: Big Student Loans

I’ve had bad financial education in the past and now trying to fix all of these errors which I’ve made. Currently I have 4 loans from Sallie Mae which are total to $30000. Two of these loans have APR of 7.75%, one loan has 9.25% and one has 10.25%. This is quite ridiculous in my opinion, and I need some advice on how to fix it. What would you suggest?

College Fees You Didn’t Think About

College Fees You Didn’t Think About

If you are about to head to college or have a future student in the house, it is a good idea to understand all of the extra fees you might be getting yourself into. This is no surprise too me, a six year student (four undergrad, two grad), that college costs a lot more than the sticker price.