You can fool yourself and others into thinking your financial situation is stronger than it really is – but in reality, your ice is ready to crack!
Archives for 2011
In order to have a healthy marriage we must sow good habits in our relationships. Here are 24 habits to help create a healthy marriage.
This past weekend my wife and I attended a Christian couples conference that our church was putting on. They put on this weekend getaway every year as a way for couples to get away together and strengthen their love for each other, and to reaffirm that Christ comes first in their relationship. I thought this […]
The 7 Baby Steps is a debt management process popularized by Dave Ramsey and taught in his Financial Peace University class. Should you try it?
Last year, I was in danger of moving up a tax bracket. We were pretty close to the line between the two, and the accountant recommended that we open an IRA in order to, perhaps, drop us down a tax bracket. We already had a Roth IRA, but the contributions to a Roth IRA aren’t […]
I was searching for something recently and I came across the story of Brianna Karp. Basically, she lost her job in 2008, and ended up living in a trailer in a Wal-Mart parking lot. She was without electricity, and didn’t have the ability to take regular showers or prepare home-cooked meals. The article then tells […]
One father does research to find what vehicle will be the most reliable and dependable for his 16 year old son.
One of the more difficult responsibilities of a husband or wife is to learn how to communicate with each other about money. I say it’s difficult because even the best of marriages can find they have challenges in this area from time to time. I often hear money is the leading cause of divorce and […]
The Roth IRA conversion is still in effect. If you have been by my blog, you have probably seen that I have written numerous articles talking about the Roth IRA conversion. For 2010 there was a lot of hoopla about it, so I wanted to make sure that my readers and my clients had a […]
Your car can be one of the most costly assets you own. Lowering your mechanic bill and extending the value and life of your car isn’t difficult if you are a little proactive.
A few months ago I published what I thought the 2011 Federal Income Tax brackets might look like. At the time I thought that taxes may be going up because congress was having a hard time passing a tax package of any kind. Others were projecting that the rates were going to go up as […]
Ordering your debts can help you create a plan that will allow you to get out of debt faster, saving money in the process.
Every year during tax season, many people consider whether they should hire a tax professional. They try to weigh the costs (money out of their pocket, time to travel to the preparer’s office, etc) and the benefits (assurance that their tax return was done correctly, time saved by not having to conduct research, etc). Below […]
For a while now I’ve intrigued by the thought of buying an e-reader device along the lines of the Amazon Kindle, Barnes and Noble Nook or an Apple iPad. I’ve taken a look at all three at local electronics stores. The Nook was intriguing as it was similar to the Kindle, but it also has […]