You have money questions. I know you do, because they pop up in my inbox throughout the day. And I answer many of them, on my website, in my columns or on TV. But that may still not be good enough, especially in these economic times, when many of your questions have likely become – or are on the verge of becoming – emergencies. So I came up with the idea for a book called Money 911. It answers every question Iʼve ever been asked, and then some.
This book is a bit different from my others, in that it is intended to be a reference guide, and has been carefully indexed so you can flip to the section you need and absorb the information. Trying to decide whether to refinance your mortgage? Want to learn the best way to negotiate the price on that new television? Looking for life insurance? Youʼll find all you need to know to select the best policy for you. All in all, there are answers to well over 300 questions, along with resources – other books, organizations, web sites and government agencies – that Iʼve carefully vetted, in case you need to learn even more.
Money issues can be complicated enough on their own, but when you throw family into the mix, it can turn into a mess. This morning on TODAY’s Money 911, we fielded questions about what to do when your family gets involved with your money. To see whether or not you should lend money to relatives — plus some tips on saving for college — check out the video clip below.
What to do when your credit card company won’t lower your interest rate? Hint: not nothing! There’s a way to get a better rate. To learn how, plus to find out whether or not you can raid a 401k to pay off credit card debt, check out the video clip below.
On this morning’s edition of Money 911, we answered all your real estate concerns: how to battle a low home appraisal, how to fund a new home purchase, and more. To see our discussion, check out the video clip below.
On yesterday’s edition of Money 911, we heard from several folks who were wondering how they could contribute to a retirement savings account without the help of an employer’s 401(k). To see what your options are if you’re self-employed, and how much you should be putting away each month, check out the video clip below.
Yesterday morning on Money 911, I fielded a question from a woman who is getting ready to pay back her student loans. Should she pay down the interest or the principal balance first? And how would deferment affect her credit score? To see the answers to these questions, plus tips on saving for college, check out the video clip below.
After taking the show on the road to cover the Olympics, the TODAY show is finally back in Studio 1A, which means I’m back on Money 911! In today’s segment, we discussed how to make sure your child’s social security number hasn’t been compromised, as well as how to get ahead on your mortgage payments (hint: make 13 payments per year!). To see these tips and more, check out the video clip below.
On this morning’s Money 911, we tackled the pros and cons of consolidating credit card debt with an unsecured bank loan. Watch the video for more.
This morning on Money 911, we heard from a woman who has been a landlord for the past few years but is wondering whether or not she should sell the property. I told her there are a couple of questions she should ask herself in order to decide. To see what those questions are, plus for information on the cost of going to graduate school, check out the video clip below.
Navigating finances in a second marriage can be tricky, but with a prenup and a solid plan to manage money (a yours, mine and ours system, for example), it can be done — or at least, that’s what I told a viewer who called into Money 911! To hear our discussion, plus tips on annuities and finding affordable health insurance, check out the video clip below.