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.

  1. FA Relevant

    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.
  2. Entrepreneurship

    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.
  3. Retirement Living

    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.
  4. FA Relevant

    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 & Savings

    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 & Savings

    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. Markets & Economy

    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 & Savings

    How Being A Student Saves You Money

    We list seven ways you can keep cash in your pocket as a student.
  9. Career / Compensation

    5 People Who Turned Career Disaster Into Success

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

    The Top 17 Investing Quotes of All Time

    Though markets may change, good investing advice is timeless.