The homebuyer tax credit closing deadline has been extended until September 30th, 2010 for those who were under contract by April 30th, 2010. Details here. If you’re a first time homebuyer and you thought that you might be out of time when it came to getting the $8000 refundable tax credit, think again! On Friday […]
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Last week I wrote about how congress was attempting once again to pass an extension of the $8000 first time homebuyer tax credit. There had been several false starts to get an extension passed as the senate and congress weren’t able to agree on amounts of credits, whether to extend the credits at all, and […]
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This post is about gaining perspective on money management and financial stewardship. I enjoy finding new ways to gain a wise financial steward’s perspective on money. I hope this particular one will encourage the new financial steward, perhaps be a wake up call for some and a reminder for the more seasoned stewards among us. […]
The pursuit of wealth is one of the greatest illusions of our time. We think we will be wealthy when we come to a place in our lives when we can do whatever we want with money. One might imagine this to be the freedom illustrated by the phrase “financial peace”. Wealth, however, will never […]
As I continue my search to find the best high yield savings accounts for our family, one that keeps showing up on my radar and that seems to have an extremely strong reputation is the online savings accounts from HSBC Advance. HSBC Advance doesn’t have branches, the accounts are online only – but it is […]
For some time we’ve been talking about the first time homebuyers tax credit that was passed as a part of the 2009 Economic Stimulus Package. As we mentioned a short time ago, if you haven’t already put in a contract on a house and set up your closing for before November 30th, you most likely […]
This is an article from Debt Free Hispanic over at http://www.debtfreehispanic.com. You can read more of his inspiring posts by checking out his site, or subscribing to his RSS feed here. Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously. 2 Corinthians 9:6 (NIV) Today, I’m Debt […]
One thing that I am a huge proponent of is trying not to rely too much on one stream of income for your family. Why not instead create multiple streams of income, whereby if one of them dries up, you’ll still have several others that you can depend on? PT over at PTMoney.com is launching […]
The main characters in the movie Wall Street all look at money from unique perspectives. Here’s what we can learn from about greed from the men of Wall Street.
When it comes to investing, there two distinctive strategies. The first is the buy and hold approach. The second is timing the market. Simply put, buy and hold investors keep buying (stocks, mutual funds, ETFS …) no matter what is happening to the market and hold those investments regardless of market conditions. This is typically […]
May I never boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, through which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world. – Galatians 6:14 When I was in high school, I placed second in a computer competition at the state conference for Future Business Leaders of America. Usually only […]
Since earlier this year we’ve been talking a lot about the $8000 first time homebuyer tax credit that was passed as a part of the 2009 Economic Stimulus Package. The credit has been available for first time homebuyers since January 1st, and will continue to be available until November 30th. Now that the program is […]
This past week while I was on vacation I finally had the chance to read a book that I’ve been meaning to read for a while. The book, Secrets of a Stingy Scoundrel: 100 Dirty Little Money-Grubbing Secrets, by Phil Villarreal asks the question, “How far would you go to save money?“. If you’re anything […]