David Bakke

David Bakke is a contributor for the MoneyCrashers.com personal finance blog and lives just outside of Atlanta with his young son. He's passionate about all things personal finance and is the author of the book, "Don't Be a Mule ..." David shares his tips on smart shopping, investing, getting out of debt, and saving for retirement. He also covers online banks like Ally Bank and the best new bank account promotions & offers.

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  1. Investing Basics

    4 Risks Of Investing In Startups And IPOs

    Limit your investment in any startup, IPO or other high-risk vehicle to what you can afford to lose.
  2. Retirement

    How Not Having Kids Can Help You Save For Retirement

    It's much easier to save for retirement when you choose not to have children.
  3. Savings

    Smartest Things To Do With $10,000 Of Savings

    It's crucial that you put your hard-earned cash to good use. Putting away $10,000 is comforting, but investing that money prudently is even better.
  4. Personal Finance

    The Dangers Of Using Personal Finance Apps

    You should think twice before downloading any app that requires your bank account login or other personal information.
  5. Budgeting

    Simple Ways To Save For Maternity Leave

    Here are some useful ways you can save money for the numerous expenses you will encounter when you are on maternity leave.
  6. Budgeting

    How Families Can Survive With Just One Income

    An increasing number of households are getting by on one income. Surviving on only one income has its challenges, but it can be done.
  7. Savings

    How To Shop Locally And Save Money

    There are many benefits to buying locally grown food. Often, the food you purchase will be high quality, healthier and support local growers.
  8. Budgeting

    5 Ways To Stretch Your Dollar With What's In The Fridge

    Groceries can be very expensive. Here are some easy and helpful ways to reduce spending in this area.
  9. Budgeting

    How Being A Student Saves You Money

    We list seven ways you can keep cash in your pocket as a student.
  10. Budgeting

    What You Should, And Shouldn't, Buy On Black Friday

    While there are many great deals on Black Friday, there are also plenty of purchases that can wait until after the holidays.
  11. Personal Finance

    7 Disadvantages Of Tablets

    Tablets can be useful, but do you really need one? Here are some negative qualities of tablets.
  12. Budgeting

    6 Tips For Feasting On A Budget

    Groceries can be very expensive, but there are some easy ways, like coupons and purchasing in bulk, you can get a lot for very little.
  13. Credit & Loans

    How The Credit CARD Act Impacts Your Finances Today

    We look at the way this legislation has helped and hurt consumers, and give you some ideas to help navigate the outcome.
  14. Personal Finance

    Why You Should Not Invest In Gold In 2011

    Though gold has seen impressive growth in the last five years, this may not be the best time to jump in.
  15. Entrepreneurship

    5 People Who Turned Career Disaster Into Success

    These successful individuals weren't handed anything. They worked hard for it!
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