Have you ever considered financing your new car for 84 months? That's a full 7 year loan! Granted, I've had my share of 72 month loans. Heck, our Chevy Malibu was a 72-month finance, but we paid it off in just 2 years! But not everyone is getting … [Read more...] about More Auto Buyers Turning to Leases and Longer-Term Loans
I don't announce changes to our debt scales (on the right sidebar) unless something big happens. Well today I made some major changes to some numbers. Stacie's Student Loan The biggest change was that I paid $6000 down on Stacie's student loan. It … [Read more...] about Some major financial accomplishments this week
Growing up and then throughout college, I never really handled my finances well. However, I never made a late payment on any bill, but I also racked up a lot of debt. Luckily after college, something clicked in me to pay attention to my finances. … [Read more...] about Don’t Let Your Finances Overwhelm You
This is part ten of the Ways to Save Money Series. Some of the referrals I promote on this site are for various credit cards. I battled with the idea of promoting cards when I myself had so many problems with them. However, I was able to triumph … [Read more...] about Ways to Save Money #10: Don’t Carry a Credit Card Balance
UPDATE: A comment reminded me that you might not all know my status. I graduated college with an undergrad about 7 years ago, but I just started my masters degree in fall 2007. Now back to the story: I found out something interesting this weekend. … [Read more...] about The Government is Paying My Student Loan Interest!
Inspired by FiveCentNickel, I looked into refinancing both our loans into a single 30-year mortgage. If you recall, we're 100% financed on our home with 2 loans. The first (80%) is an interest-only, 5/1 arm that's up in November, 2009, while the … [Read more...] about The Housing Bust Hits Home