I'm glad our story of getting out of debt (except for 1 mortgage remaining) has been inspirational to many of you, including the following reader: Hi there! Very much enjoy your site. I have a question about your 2nd mortgage that you paid off early … [Read more...] about Reader Question: How to handle a 2nd Mortgage with Balloon Payment
Archives for March 2012
I won't claim I'm a tax professional at all. I barely get by on doing my taxes properly using TurboTax as they've gotten much more difficult in the last few years since owning my sites, increased income at work, bonuses, etc. But I do know one thing, … [Read more...] about No, YOU’RE doing your taxes wrong!
Last month, TurboTax had a happy hour for financial bloggers, and while I wasn't able to make it, J Money at BudgetsAreSexy.com was nice enough to give me one of his free TurboTax Premier online codes to give away (he just gave away 4!). I've been … [Read more...] about Win a TurboTax Premier Online Code! (Enter here)
In the never-ending quest to convince myself not to buy a new car, I had a revelation. Of course, it was from other frugal friends and blogs repeating it over and over until it sunk in: Your cheapest new car is the one you already own Granted, … [Read more...] about Your cheapest new car is the car you already own
If you've traveled to Europe (and probably other parts of the world) and stayed in a hotel, you've probably experienced the surprise of not having lights or electricity in your room when you first walk in (especially if you check in at night). If … [Read more...] about Why don’t American hotels save electricity like other countries?