Loan from family – a good idea?

Loan from family – a good idea?

Inter-family loans have been a hot topic in the PF blog community these past couple weeks. When is it appropriate to give financial aid (in the form of loans or gifts) to your children? Or, in my case, when is it appropriate to borrow money from your parents? There are some strong opinions on this topic, with some believing that adult children should never borrow money from their parents because it just fosters laziness or irresponsibility. Others feel that if…

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Fidelity Full View and Yodlee

Fidelity Full View and Yodlee

I have been toying with the idea of setting up a Yodlee account for quite some time. I’ve heard from a few other people that it is a great way to see a snapshot of all your banking, credit card, loan, bill pay, and investment transactions in one place. The only problem was I couldn’t figure out how or where to go to set up the account.

Stock picks and why you should trust your gut

Stock picks and why you should trust your gut

I wrote a couple of days ago about how well my ShareBuilder bonus money was doing invested in TAGS (Tarrant Apparel Group), a retail supplier of apparel. Since I purchased TAGS last January, the stock is up over 50%, although it has pretty wide swings from day to day. A commenter asked me how or why I chose to invest in that particular stock, and so I thought I’d share…

Why it is good to have some extra cash

Why it is good to have some extra cash

I just have to make it through these next two weeks and I will have a carefree summer ahead of me! Well, not entirely carefree, because I will still have to show up for work, but I will be, for the first time in two years, not taking any classes!