My first goal in my quest to pay off my student loan debt is to track every penny I spend in the month of January. It’s tedious. It’s sometimes hard to remember. And it’s hard to [...]
Over the weekend I learned some devastating news. A friend that I had lost touch with a while back lost her husband Saturday morning. This is a young family with 4 young children. You don’t expect [...]
You buy a home with an FHA loan. Every month, you pay not only your principle, but PMI (Private Mortgage Insurance), and property taxes. When property tax time comes around, the mortgage company takes the money [...]
I’m writing this post from an airplane, flying from Seattle to Chicago. I’ve got a great window seat, and looking down at the earth below, I see mountains and valleys, lakes and little patches of snow. [...]
You have taken the plunge and decided that you are going to make your money behave. From my previous two budget posts you know the budgeting pitfalls to avoid and you are excited about the many [...]
I love statistics. Last night I decided to go on a hunt to find out about unemployment rates in the United States. What I found didn’t surprise me. Unemployment rates are up. And Oregon has the [...]
Friday night I made what I thought was a delicious dinner: Corned Beef Roast with carrots and potatoes in the crockpot. My husband and I quickly gobbled up our meal between talking about our day. My [...]
It’s April 15th. Are your taxes done? In celebration of the end of tax season, I’d like to offer a somewhat humorous look at what I went through to do my taxes this year. I might [...]
The following is a guest post by DebtKid, who writes about his journey to get out of debt, and achieve financial stability. He runs a small software development company in Seattle as well as working as [...]
I love getting a great deal. I celebrate when I get items free by combining sale prices with coupons. I pat myself on the back when I combine a Children’s Place coupon with a clearance sale [...]
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