When it comes to finding an online brokerage there is no shortage of options. One that we haven’t done a proper review of yet is actually one that has gotten quite a bit of buzz as one of the top brokerages out there, optionsXpress. When looking at a brokerage there are a lot of things […]
Archives for July 2011
Mortgage Junk Mail: How To Evaluate Direct Mail Refinance Offers
For anyone who owns a home, it’s practically impossible to avoid junk mail related to refinancing the property. Are any of those offers legitimate?
What Is A Roth 401(k) And What Are Some Of The Benefits?
For a while now on this site you’ve heard me extolling the virtues of the Roth IRA, talking about how I think it should be a part of any person’s investment plan, and how it’s a great tool to help diversify your retirement savings. When I have written the posts I’ve mostly focused on the […]
Is It A Wrong For A Christian To Use Debt Of Any Kind? Is Being In Debt Sin?
Is it biblical to take on a mortgage, or to go into debt of any kind as a Christian? What does the Bible say about the topic?
What Is An Exchange Traded Fund (ETF)? What Are The Benefits? Should I Consider Using One?
What exactly is an ETF, and why would I want it to be a part of my investing portfolio?
How To Setup A CD Ladder To Maximize Liquidity And Earnings
A lot of people are now setting up CD ladders as a way to get higher interest on their savings, while still maintaining some liquidity.
Save Money on Groceries Through Food-Buying Programs
Looking for ways to save money on groceries? Here are a few food-buying programs that will help you cut costs and still eat healthy.
5 Tips For Traveling On A Budget
My wife and I love to take trips and usually go on a nice vacation every year or so. We try to keep the costs low and have found a few ways to make the most of our vacation while keeping to our budget. Every time we go on a trip, I like to set […]
Building Up Debt Is Easy. Getting Rid Of Debt Takes Dedication And Hard Work
Over the years I’ve never really been someone who spends large amounts of money, but if I’m completely honest I haven’t exactly been frugal all the time either. When I was younger I never really denied myself the things I wanted, even when I didn’t necessarily have the cash on hand to buy it. If […]
Save Money By Roasting Your Own Coffee Beans In A Popcorn Popper: DIY Coffee Roasting Tutorial
Coffee prices have risen an astounding 90% in the last year and coffee roasters and shops are passing along the higher prices to customers. Here’s how you can save by roasting your own coffee.
401k Contributions Are Growing, But Will It Be Enough?
During the recent recession many people saw their retirement accounts drop by a significant amount. That is reversing, but will it be enough?