No, we don't own a home in Malibu. Rather, we sold our 2005 Chevrolet Malibu this past weekend and are now down to 2 vehicles: a 1997 Pontiac Grand Am with 126,000 miles and a 2006 Honda Ridgeline RTS with about 17,000 miles. We actually did the … [Read more...] about Final Malibu Sale Update: What a relief!
Getting tired of my talking about our Malibu? Well, you may only have to endure a few more days. Here's the latest status: I confirmed with the MVA that I am not required to get the inspection prior to sale, contrary to what their site says. … [Read more...] about Chevy Malibu sale update #2
May 15, 2009. That's when we'll have the remaining $54,737 of our debt paid off according to our budget. I actually plan my budget for 5 years down the road. It's not as crazy as you think, though, because I do a lot of copy and pasting. In … [Read more...] about Our Zero-Debt Goal Date is…
FiveCentNickel posted a commentary on GM's announcement of a new hybrid system in their large SUVs, and questioned the value of such a system. I agree with his assessment that the extra $10,000 cost of such a system for a mere 40% gain (i.e. 19-20mpg … [Read more...] about Can we get by without big SUVs?
Yeah, I thought that would catch your attention. Actually, I picked up a motorcycle for another personal finance blogger from Philadelphia and brought it down to Virginia. I won't name the blogger, as I want him/her to announce that he/she has gotten … [Read more...] about I got a motorcycle!
Just last week, I broke the news that we paid off our $25,000 car loan in just 25 months. When we first bought the car, we weren't trying to pay it off fast, but I just began putting increasing amounts towards each payment, and sending multiple … [Read more...] about What’s our next “Early Payoff” challenge?