Have you been noticing an uptick in pushy sales associates offering you store credit cards as well? Are the stores pushing credit cards more aggressively?
Archives for March 2009
To Succeed Diversify And Create Multiple Streams Of Income
Creating multiple small streams of income is a great way to diversify your income, and insure against catastrophe in event of a job loss or other emergency.
Vote For Me In The Free Money Finance March Madness Elite Eight
March Madness – Help Me Win! A week ago I asked for everyone to vote for me in round 3 the Free Money Finance March Madness competition. Thanks to your votes I made it through to the Elite Eight of Free Money Finance’s March Madness. That means if I win in this round starting today […]
Devotional: Expect Delays
As you know, we consider blessed those who have persevered. You have heard of Job’s perseverance and have seen what the Lord finally brought about. The Lord is full of compassion and mercy. – James 5:11 As my brother and I drove home from a Christian coffee house, we had a discussion about the need […]
Are You Participating In All The Doom And Gloom? Don’t! Have Hope.
Ever since last September our (or arguably before then) our economy has been in a downturn. Big companies, small lenders and consumers all engaged in irresponsible behaviors that resulted in the failure of businesses, and necessitated the bailouts of many others. People are being laid off left and right, and things are extremely tight! So […]
When Will We See An Increase In Our Paychecks Due To The Stimulus Package?
credit: kozumel A few weeks ago the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 was passed. Since it was passed we have talked about quite a few of the benefits including home buyer tax credits, sales tax credits for new car buyers, and a post about overall stimulus package benefits. Today I thought we could […]
Are You Emotionally Invested In Your Credit Card?
I was listening to the Dave Ramsey show on my way to work this morning, and Dave was talking to a caller on his show that had just taken the plunge, pledged to go no further into debt and then cut up his credit cards. He was talking about how it had been extremely hard […]
Extra Money Update, Links And 7 Things You Didn’t Know About Me
Make Extra Money! Cash Crate Update A while back I posted a couple of times about a site that I was using to make some extra money using a site called Cash Crate. I actually did a full cash crate tutorial explaining how you can set up an account and get started on filling our […]
Thoughts On Prosperity From Abe Lincoln
These past couple of years we’ve been hearing a lot of talk about how the rich aren’t paying their fair share, they aren’t taxed enough, and that they ought to be spreading the wealth around. Personally I don’t think that us taxing the rich more, or trying to bring others down will end up leading […]
Personal Finance Bible Verse Of The Day: Owe Nothing But Love
Owe nothing to anyone except to love one another; for he who loves his neighbor has fulfilled the law. Romans 13:8
Don’t Let Unexpected Stress Be An Excuse For Spending
Everybody Has Stress The last year has been extremely stressful one for my wife and I. My wife had a blood clot in her entire leg last March, and ended up being in the hospital for about 3 weeks. Then this winter my wife’s job was in jeopardy because the church that she works at […]
Vote For Me In The Free Money Finance March Madness Sweet Sixteen
March Madness – Help Me Win! A week or so back I posted on this blog to beg for everyone to vote for me in round 2 the Free Money Finance March Madness competition. It seems to have worked as I eked out a win to move on to the sweet sixteen! Round 3, or […]
Personal Finance Bible Verse Of The Day: I Am Ready For Anything Through Christ
For I have learned to be content, whatever the circumstances may be. I know now how to live when things are difficult and I know how to live when things are prosperous. In general and in particular I have learned the secret of eating well or going hungry of facing either plenty of poverty. I […]
Accountability: Sometimes You Need Someone To Slap You On The Back Of Your Head
When we were taking Dave Ramsey’s personal finance course, “Financial Peace University” last year, one of the things he stresses in his course is the need to have someone in your life who can keep you accountable for your financial goals. For single people it might be a close friend, a mentor or a parent. […]