On today’s episode of The Personal Finance Hour, I’ll join Jim from Bargaineering to discuss financial rules of thumb. Rules of thumb are no substitute for proper analysis, but they can be an excellent way to make general plans.

Today we’ll talk about things like:

  • When should you repair an appliance and when should you buy new?
  • When should you refinance your house?
  • How much of your investments should be in stocks?

This show will air live at 3pm Pacific (6pm Eastern). It’s much more entertaining for everyone when you call in to participate. We’d love to hear your rules of thumb. When do you use them — and when don’t you? Call us at 1-347-327-9144 share (or join the rowdy crew in the chat room).

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Jim and I do this most Mondays — and we hope you’ll join us. We think this is a fun way to connect with readers and to help everyone learn more about money management. You can catch The Personal Finance Hour live at 3pm Pacific (6pm Eastern) nearly every Monday.

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