The Best Books of 2011 [Give Your Feedback]

I'll be honest. This post is self serving.  I want to find the best books of 2011. I'm about to ask you a question I've been asking several other friends. I decided that perhaps others would be interested in providing feedback as well as hearing the results. Over the last few months when I finish a book, I've been asking friends what books they recommend. I'd much rather read a book someone … [Read more...]

Using Financial Ratios To Gauge Your Financial Health

How do you know if you're doing well financially? Can you see warning signs that indicate you may in potential trouble? Financial ratios can be used to understand how you're currently doing with your money. This is important, because if you don't know where you are currently, it's difficult to figure out how much more work you need to do to reach your goals. Here are 3 ratios that give you an idea … [Read more...]

Life Insurance | How Much Do You Need?

Photo by Leonid Mamchenkov When it comes to life insurance and other financial decisions people typically try to find a one-size-fits-all canned answer and go with that number.  For this reason online financial calculators are popular.  I am not a big fan of initially rushing off to calculators as they might mislead your conclusions.  Typically when you use a financial calculator (like this) … [Read more...]