Case Study: Build Credit for Someone by Adding Them as an Authorized User

When I first purchased my condo three years ago, I was not offered the lowest rate due to my insufficient credit history. Even though I always checked my credit score and it was in the high 700’s, the bank considered me a slight risk because my credit history was so limited(I was only 22). I […]

My Own Price Protection on Southwest Airlines

I’ve always enjoyed flying Southwest, but since I’ve signed up for their rapid rewards credit cards, I fly with them almost exclusively.  Although Southwest is far from luxurious, they get the job done efficiently and at a fraction of the cost of other carriers.  I work in the aerospace industry so I understand how difficult […]

Reader Question: Investing in Real Estate Without a Down Payment, What is an REIT?

Here’s a question from a reader named Bilbo Baggins, not sure if this his real name or not “I’m fully convinced its a great time to buy property. However, I am not ready to make that kind of commitment and am looking for investments that will reap the same kind of passive income. Something like […]

Upgrading Your Smartphone: My Switch From the iPhone 4 to the Samsung Galaxy S3

I’ve had an iPhone for the past four years, but the other day I finally decided to switch to the Android OS and get a Galaxy S3.  I was pretty disappointed with the iPhone 5 release, essentially the same phone as the iPhone 4, but slightly taller and skinnier.  So far, I really love my […]