TAX MYTHS (AS REPORTED BY SELENA MARANJIAN ON MONEY.CNN.COM)

Taxes are complicated. There is no avoiding that. The US tax code is so complex that its likely even a lawyer who specializes on tax law doesn’t know all the details. So how can you or I be expected to understand them? While becoming an expert in the tax code may not be possible, there… Read More

HOW TO BECOME A MILLIONAIRE (AS REPORTED BY RICHARD REIS ON WWW.QZ.COM)

If you want to become wealthy, the best way to get there is not winning the lottery or inventing some brilliant new piece of technology. No, the best way to get there is to follow the tried and true personal finance advice of those that came before you. Follow it religiously, without interruption, over a… Read More

TO RENT OR BUY? (AS REPORTED BY EMILY OSTER ON WWW.QZ.COM)

Emily Oster is an associate professor of economics at Brown University and answers readers’ letters in an advice column for Quartz. A recent letter asked a common question that many of us have, “Is it better to rent or to buy?” Emily’s answer was a unique one, and worth sharing. Overall, she says, if the… Read More

9 PERSONAL FINANCE MYTHS (AS REPORTED BY TRENT HAMM ON WWW.THESIMPLEDOLLAR.COM)

There are a lot of personal finance experts out there trying to get your attention with bold predictions and feel-good advice. Not all of them have your best interest in mind, however. It can be difficult to separate fact from fiction, myth from reality when it comes to personal financial advice. Lucky for us, Trent… Read More