April/May Goal Progress and Income Updates
I’m a little bit behind in getting these updates up, but I’ve made some progress so, I figured I’d share what the past couple of months have looked like:
Cook 1 new meal per week- Still using Fresh Direct to have our groceries delivered and still loving it. A while back I wrote post called the Fresh Direct Dinner Challenge describing how I’m trying to save money, eat healthier and make more meals from scratch…
Careful With Loans: Advice on Borrowing
In this regard, here is some useful financial advice and tips that may prove helpful…
How Do You Define Smart?
Where Dave Ramsey is Wrong
Okay, so the title may be a bit misleading. Dave Ramsey isn’t really wrong, I just disagree with him on a few on the things he teaches and says. As you probably have realized by now, I’m a big proponent of Dave Ramsey and his teachings. I wrote about his entire 7 step plan and listen to his show (you can find it on I Heart Radio or on his website) quite often…
A subjective comparison of investment strategies
‘Tis the Season: My Yard Sale and Some Yard Sale Tips
Tips How To Get Mortgage Loan At Lowest Possible Rate
Is Financing Solar Power Practical?
Solar power can save you a great deal of money on your electricity bills every month. However, an array to attribute 100-percent of your current usage could cost quite a bit of money. This is especially true if you have a large family who is integrated with technology in various forms…
MakinSense Of Your Money: Things You Need To Know This Week
The News – What is everyone talking about?
Apple just announced that HBO GO and WatchESPN will be available on your Apple TV.
You need to be a subscriber to HBO through your cable or satellite provider.
You need to own an Apple TV, ($99).
MakinSense of The News – What it means to you
I know what you’re thinking: If you have a TV and you pay for HBO and ESPN through you cable provider, why do you care that Apple will now allow you to stream HBO GO and WatchESPN on an Apple TV?
Because you will get access to “more” HBO shows and movies than you do on HBO “on demand…
Excuses or Choices?
Unemployed / Between Jobs – When to take what you can get?
Investor Class Video #10 – How To Protect Your Money You Have Invested In Bonds
The Required Minimum Distribution
All tax-advantaged retirement accounts have rules for something known as the Required Minimum Distribution. Basically, these rules are in place to ensure that you take at least a minimal amount of money in withdrawals from your retirement accounts once you reach a certain age.
For many people, the Required Minimum Distribution will never be an issue because they will be withdrawing more than their RMD from their retirement accounts…
Don’t Sell Your Soul for Work You Don’t Love
It’s a mindset that is pretty pervasive in our culture. People think that if you are still working that life is not “working out” as well as you would like.
I would be bored to death without a job. I need to be working (doing something) constantly, and I would rather the work be incredibly meaningful to me…
Are dogs the new Dinks kid?
Good morning Dinks. Lately I have been seeing posts around the web and watching commercials on TV about people who choose to get a dog instead of having kids. I don’t have plans to have kids any time soon, but I would personally love to have a dog. I grew up with a family dog and so did my boyfriend Nick…
Chase Freedom 5% Cash Back for July, August and September 2013
Shopping for a Car
You may have noticed that things have been just a bit quiet here recently. Life has been keeping us busy and after the Celica broke down this past Wednesday, we have been in car hunt mode. While the timing on the car’s demise wasn’t great, the good news is that we have enough in our savings system to cover purchasing a new car…