For almost 7 years, Stacie and I have been driving around the northeastern United States and paying tolls the old-fashioned way: with cash. A number of our trips to NY, NJ, DE, PA and even MD required tolls along the way, and every time, we (I) had … [Read more...] about First Time User Experience with E-ZPass
Over the last few months, I've been complaining to Stacie that 2007 seemed like a year down the drain. I didn't have the feeling that I accomplished much all year, but in reality I, and we, accomplished some huge feats: We paid off our Chevy … [Read more...] about 2007 Financial and Life Review
Growing up and hearing my parents talk about cars, I always heard one thing: We're always going to have a car payment You can probably see where this is going already, but hear me out. From about 1984-1998, my parents leased a new vehicle every … [Read more...] about Do you always have to be in debt?
Some of you may have noticed that the red bar for the MINI Cooper in our debt scale on the right sidebar is gone. That means that both the bank loan and the 0% credit card loan are all paid off! That also means that we paid off over $19,000 in just … [Read more...] about The MINI Cooper is totally ours. Next up…
The madness is on. All you're hearing about this week is Black Friday and the deals that can be had. You know that laptop you want. Well, it can be had for $300 off. Or you can upgrade to the better model for the same price as the one you … [Read more...] about Black Friday and Buying Out of Budget
Although I hate financial clutter, I had to sign up for another credit card. I have about $5,000 due for spring tuition, but I won't be reimbursed for it until about February. That means I would either need to pull from our savings (which isn't much … [Read more...] about Got one new Discover credit card and cancelled another