Ka-Blog!

Blog URL: http://ww3.startribune.com/blogs/kablog/

This blog aims to put the "personal" back in personal finance, the "me" in money management, the "I" in investing.

Located: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Tags: finance, money, money management, investment, Star Tribune

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Cash for Clunker confusion on Jul 31, 2009 in carsWell, as you probably have heard by now, Cash for Clunkers needs a visit to the body shop. Lots of dents in the program. Here’s the story my colleague Abby Simons put together last night. Apparently, White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs sai...



Ka-Blog! is on the move on Jul 31, 2009 in UncategorizedThe Star Tribune is in the process of migrating all blogs to another blog platform and spiffing up their design. The gray Kara is even going away and being replaced with a color Kara! If you have the blog on an RSS feed, you’ll need to update the l...



Cash for Clunker envy on Jul 28, 2009 in , cars, economy, financial psychologyI recently wrote a column about how my husband’s 1992 Toyota Camry is on its last legs. The photo posted with the story cracks me up because the shot was intended to show how the key is stuck in the ignition. But instead it just highlights how...



No-tweet vacation? on Jul 10, 2009 in UncategorizedThree months on maternity leave. Two weeks in the office. Then two weeks vacation. Now that’s what I call a civilized work schedule! The family is heading on a two-week camping trip with our shared new/used pop-up camper.  We’ll spend a...



Free financial advice from fee-only planners. on Jul 8, 2009 in UncategorizedThis just in: The National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (aka NAPFA) is starting a year-long series of free webinars for consumers. The hour-long programs cover everything from investing to insurance to kids and money. The first one, hel...



Homework for parents with college-bound kids on Jul 8, 2009 in college saving, family finance, kids and moneyWorried about your college student and credit cards? Not sure how to sit your son or daughter down to explain how the cost of college is affecting the family’s overall financial picture? Well, you’re certainly not alone, which is why The...