Investment Property: Evaluating the Costs

This is a continuation of a series of posts that I have been posting on  I have no real previous knowledge in real estate investing and managing investment properties.  This series is documenting my attempt to purchase a property and rent it for a profit...hopefully.May 14, 2013...more

Hedge Hogs


Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is

currency cover art from 'Inquiries into the Nature of Slow Money' ...more

Empower A Small Business Entrepreneur

 A community of lenders and givers! ...more

What commitment phobes and investment phobes have in common

I had drinks with some friends the other night and I was telling them about a conversation I recently had with a date. Unlucky for the guy, I had read an article about ten minutes before he picked me up about why Gen X, people born between 1965 and 1980, is obsessed with having a perfect marriage....more

Financing and Funding: Venture Capital

You have a great business idea, have worked on the business blueprint and done a feasibility check, and have forecast that the business possesses enormous potential for making large profits! In short, everything is in place and the only thing stopping you from taking the plunge is lack of avenues for raising funds....more

Nice Girls Don't Get Rich - Book Review

I just finished reading Nice Girls Don't Get Rich by Lois Frankel, PhD.  In it, she sites "75 Avoidable Mistakes Women Make with Money."  Really, anyone can commit these errors, however, she asserts that women are more at risk due to some of their common predispositions towards money.  ...more

I saw far too much of myself in that book. I should reread it. I wonder if I've changed since ...more

Top Ten Ways to Responsibly Invest


Where Are The Women? Win $500 In's Video Contest

I am a long time BlogHer member, but I also work for the personal finance blog  Today I am posting on the behalf of because we're holding a video contest, and I want BlogHers to enter. Why?  Because YOU make 80% of all household buying and saving decisions. Because there aren't many easier ways to make $500 bucks! And because we don't have any entries from women yet. ...more

The Power of Depreciation

Depreciation is a non-cash expense which has the ability to reduce the amount of tax payment due.  We’ve likely all heard the term before but how exactly does it work?  How can it help us to reduce the amount of tax we pay each year?...more