Archives for April 2013

When Cutting Up Your Credit Card Hurts Your Credit Score

You’re credit score is one of the most important aspects of your financial well-being. Though there are ways other than credit cards to build, repair or maintain your credit score, nothing is as easy as swiping your credit card. A Closer Look at Credit Score Your credit score is a mathematical calculation used by lenders to assess your […]

Want to Refinance Your Mortgage? Lessons Learned from an Average Joe

In the past 2 years I’ve refinanced 3 times. Each time dropping my monthly payment by $100 or more. This might sound extreme, impossible or even ridiculous. In some cases it would be. For me though history just happened to be in my favor. With interest rates historically dropping and having the 87th ranked Loan […]

All Things Finance Monthly Standard

Hi all! Welcome to All Things Finance’s first RoundUp! Some of you may be aware that Todd and I recently acquired this site from JW and are taking the plunge into financial blogging. No need to worry though, Fearless Men isn’t going anywhere and our focus will remain just as strong. In addition to Todd […]

Bills ‘n’ Spills — Bringing Family Finances Back Into the Black

Providing for a family is just as difficult as bringing up well-behaved children. The mortgage needs paying and the bills need settling, and all the while the children need books for school, food, new clothes, and other necessities. You’re starting a legacy and the last thing you need is your family finances in the red […]

The High Cost of Bad Buy / Sell Decisions [Infographic]

Everyone has made a bad trade. No one has a perfect win streak. But what fuels these bad buy / sell decisions? Check out this week’s infographic for keen insight on what compels traders to buy high and sell low. The first 5 trades I ever made were all sizeable increases. It didn’t fuel overconfidence, […]

Teaching Your Teenager About Credit Cards

Teaching your child financial responsibility is one of the most important tools you brace them with. Unfortunately we can’t rely on them learning any financial skills in school so it’s our responsibilities as parents to prepare our kids the best we can. Don’t Become Me I am the perfect example of what can happen if not braced […]

The History of Trading: Who Were the First Stock Traders and What Can We Learn From Them?

If you look through the history of trading, you’ll see stock markets did not begin as the gargantuan behemoths they are today. The beginnings of trading wasn’t in stocks, as “companies” didn’t exist as they do today. In 12th century France there were those, on behalf of banks, in charge of managing and regulating debts […]

High Frequency Trading: Man vs. Machine

High frequency trading has existed for several years, but recently the trading strategy has come under a lot of added scrutiny. Traders utilize computer algorithms and lightning fast data connections to receive data and place trades at intervals quicker than the average trader. When you and I place trades online, a confirmation is generated in […]

5 Wonderful Benefits of Being Self-Employed

The following is a guest post from Nixon Williams in England. If interested in submitting a guest post, please read our guest posting policy and then contact us. The grind of being pinned to the same office desk 8 or 9 hours a day, every day, for many years, can be a hindrance. There is […]

Are We Wasting Our Money On Healthcare? America’s Healthcare Disadvantage [Infographic]

Only a fraction of this week’s infographic is about Finance. I think it’s one that’s imperative to understand, and that is America’s healthcare disadvantage when it comes to how much we’re spending on medical care when we shouldn’t be. When it comes to investments, people should be devoted to putting money into medical research. On […]