Fellow personal finance writer Henry from Binary Dollar IM'd me Sunday night while I was working on the Carnival of Personal Finance to ask my opinion of something. First, though, I'll mention that Henry authorized me to use his name in this post. He … [Read more...] about Couples at financial odds: New vs Used and so much more
You've heard me say that I'm a big fan of the Festival of Frugality before, and this week was no exception. I love reading articles about frugality because it's quite hard to NOT put in "a bit of yourself" in the articles. The topics are usually more … [Read more...] about Festival of Frugality #77 Highlights
How many times have you said "I'll do this if you do that" in your marriage, job, friendships, or life? Reciprocal activities are what makes the business world run, but they are not the best method of interacting with your spouse in a marriage (or … [Read more...] about Marriage isn’t 50/50
Back in January, I told you all that I decided to try to pay off our Chevy Malibu in 8 months or less. How are we doing? Well, if you check out our debt scale on the right sidebar, you'll see we only have 22%, or $3,286 left of the original … [Read more...] about Only 2 more months to pay off the Malibu!
I have to admit, I was quite disappointed in the TV show 24 this year. Jack Bauer just didn't seem himself, so I decided to give Jack a call and find out what he did after he left the beach house. This week's Carnival of Personal Finance will walk … [Read more...] about Carnival of Personal Finance #103: The 24 Edition
In my earlier post 5 Common Money Mistakes, I explained how we intelligent professionals fall into a number of money traps. Number One: Spending too much Do you have a spending plan? When I graduated college about 6 years ago, I didn't have a … [Read more...] about Fixing your money mistakes: Create a budget