I almost fell off my chair when I saw how much we owe in taxes! I broke down and did my taxes yesterday. I knew it would be a headache. We had a lot of unusual [...]
What is it the Boy Scouts say? Be prepared? I made a quick shopping trip last week. I was running multiple errands in town, and I had my 5 year old son with me. I had [...]
You’ve no doubt seen mistakes in newspapers before. A mistake can be made on the front page of the paper. But where does the retraction run? In a little box in some obscure place in the [...]
Mint is an online application for tracking your spending. It has a beautiful interface, and it’s slogan is “We are refreshing money management.” I’d say refreshing is an appropriate description of the way Mint.com looks. The [...]
Last week after reading my post How Much Emergency Fund Do You Need?, Lee left the following comment: This is a great topic! I’ve been trying to save up an emergency fund for a while now [...]
It’s the end of the year, and I’m trying to put things in order to gear up for the new year. One thing my husband and I really need to do is revise our will. We [...]
Yesterday at I’ve Paid For This Twice Already, Jaimie posted about why she has a $1000 emergency fund. She encouraged her readers to post about their emergency funds, too. So here’s my story. There are two [...]
Welcome to the 12 Days of Christmas – Personal Finance Style! Over the next two weeks, personal finance bloggers around the internet will be bringing you the 12 Days of Christmas with a financial twist! We [...]
Over the last few years, it seems like there has been an explosion of personal finance products. Whereas Quicken and Microsoft Money used to be the two big competitors for personal finance software, there’s a whole [...]
Well, it happened. I can’t say it was a surprise. Sales were down, and my husband was the new man on the totem pole. He lost his job yesterday. At this point we are officially without [...]
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