2-Minute Money Manager: Should I Rent or Buy a House?

Welcome to the “2-Minute Money Manager,” a short video feature answering money questions submitted by readers and viewers. Today’s question is about homeownership; specifically, whether you’re better off buying or renting. Watch the following video, and you’ll pick up some valuable info. Or, if you prefer, scroll down to read the full transcript and find … Read more2-Minute Money Manager: Should I Rent or Buy a House?

What’s the Fastest Way to Increase My Credit Score?

Welcome to the “2-Minute Money Manager,” a short video feature answering money questions submitted by readers and viewers. Today’s question is about credit scores — specifically, about techniques to improve a credit score as quickly as possible. This is a question I’ve been addressing, in one form or another, since I started Money Talks News … Read moreWhat’s the Fastest Way to Increase My Credit Score?

Is Buying a Timeshare Ever a Good Idea?

Welcome to the “2-Minute Money Manager,” a short video feature answering money questions submitted by readers and viewers. Today’s question is about timeshares; specifically, if it’s ever possible to get a good deal on one of these much-maligned vacation pads. I’d bet timeshares are the source of more questions I’ve gotten over the years than … Read moreIs Buying a Timeshare Ever a Good Idea?

2-Minute Money Manager: Should I Buy Inflation Bonds?

Welcome to the “2-Minute Money Manager,” a short video feature answering money questions submitted by readers and viewers. Today’s question is about investing; specifically, whether I-bonds should be a part of your portfolio. The “I” in I-bonds stands for “inflation” — and in fact, I-bonds are a unique brand of government bond designed to protect … Read more2-Minute Money Manager: Should I Buy Inflation Bonds?

2-Minute Money Manager: How Can I Sell Used Electronics?

Welcome to your “2-Minute Money Manager,” a short video feature answering money questions submitted by readers and viewers. You can learn how to send in a question of your own below. Today’s question is about getting top dollar for used electronics. I can’t count the number of electronic relics lying around my house: Cameras, both … Read more2-Minute Money Manager: How Can I Sell Used Electronics?

2-Minute Money Manager: Should I Fix My House Before I Sell It?

Welcome to “2-Minute Money Manager,” a short video feature answering money questions submitted by readers and viewers. You can learn how to send in a question of your own below. If you’re not typically a video watcher, give it a try. These videos are short and painless, and you’ll learn something valuable. But if you … Read more2-Minute Money Manager: Should I Fix My House Before I Sell It?

2-Minute Money Manager: Should I Buy an Annuity?

Welcome to your “2-Minute Money Manager,” a short video feature answering money questions submitted by readers and viewers. You can learn how to send in a question of your own below. If you’re not typically a video watcher, give it a try. These videos are short and painless, and you’ll learn something valuable. But if … Read more2-Minute Money Manager: Should I Buy an Annuity?

2-Minute Money Manager: Should I Drop My Comprehensive and Collision Car Insurance Coverage?

Welcome to your “2-Minute Money Manager,” a short video feature answering money questions submitted by readers and viewers. Today’s question is about insurance; specifically, whether it’s a good idea to drop a seemingly important part of any car policy: comprehensive and collision coverage. These days, I carry full coverage on my car, including comp and … Read more2-Minute Money Manager: Should I Drop My Comprehensive and Collision Car Insurance Coverage?

2-Minute Money Manager: Should I Invest Using Dollar-Cost Averaging or Lump Sum?

Welcome to your “2-Minute Money Manager,” a short video feature answering money questions submitted by readers and viewers. Today’s question is about investing methods; specifically, when approaching the stock market, is it better to invest systematically monthly, or just to put everything in at once in a lump sum? Investing a fixed amount monthly — … Read more2-Minute Money Manager: Should I Invest Using Dollar-Cost Averaging or Lump Sum?

2-Minute Money Manager: What’s the Fastest Way to Pay a Mortgage?

Welcome to your “2-Minute Money Manager,” a short video feature answering money questions submitted by readers and viewers. You can learn how to send in a question of your own below. If you’re not typically a video watcher, give it a try. These videos are short and painless, and you’ll learn something valuable. But if … Read more2-Minute Money Manager: What’s the Fastest Way to Pay a Mortgage?