The following is an article by PT of Prime Time Money. If you like this post, consider subscribing to Prime Time Money via RSS or email. Because most of us can’t take a two week vacation to Hawaii every season, I present some frugal ideas for those quick weekend getaways. The biggest expenses of the […]
Economic Stimulus Rebate: When Will You Get Your Rebate?
If you’re anything like me you’re probably wondering when you’ll be receiving your economic stimulus rebate check or direct deposit. After checking it out today I found that the IRS has setup a payment schedule based on people’s social security number. My wife and I opted for the direct deposit, which means we will likely […]
Money And Your Prayer Life: Do You Pray About Your Finances?
The past few weeks I’ve been reminded in a bunch of ways of just how woefully inadequate I’ve been when it comes to praying to God in all things. As Christians I feel we constantly need to be in relationship with Christ, seeking guidance, asking for things we need and praising him for all the […]
Pay More Now, Or Pay Even More Later
I was perusing a magazine stand the other evening while waiting for a prescription at our local pharmacy. I picked up a copy of the latest Smart Money magazine and realized I had inadvertently let my subscription run out. There were a couple articles I found interesting and I immediately walked away with the copy […]
Why I Love Life Without Television
The following is an article by Nicole Ouelette of Breaking Even, Inc. If you enjoy this post, be sure to check out the Breaking Even Blog. “Did you watch American Idol?” “Hey about that guy on the Today Show this morning?” “When’s the game on tonight?” When you start paying attention, it is amazing to […]
Gas Costs Getting You Down?
This article was written by Mike from Quest For Four Pillars. Feel free to visit his site and subscribe to his feed. One of the most common financial complaints that I hear is that the price of gasoline is too high. I agree that it’s tough to see higher fill-up costs at the pump, but […]
The Beauty Of Sinking Funds
Our family follows Dave Ramsey’s baby steps, and in a recent post on my blog explaining Baby Step 3, I mentioned “sinking funds.“ It’s a simple financial strategy, and it’s not new, but it has enormously helped our family’s finances. And I encourage you to start using sinking funds even while paying off debt via […]
Concentrate On Savings
This article was written by Mike from Quest For Four Pillars. Feel free to visit his site and subscribe to his feed I was talking with my sister a while back about investing and she was asking about some of the types of investments that I own. I am a passive investor and own mostly […]
My “Frugalist” And “Dumbest” Home Improvement Project Ever
The Project My “frugalist” and “dumbest” home improvement project took place last summer. We had just moved into our new house the previous fall, and it was late spring, early summer 2007. We decided that we’d like to spend a little more time outside, enjoying the weather while it lasted (here in Minnesota, you have […]
Paying For Pets: When Is It Too Much?
My wife and I are the proud owners of a little nine pound Shih-Tzu named Nala (as in Disney’s “The Lion King”. The female lion is Nala). She is a precious little pooch, who loves running around the house, barking and rolling around on the floor. She’ll even sit in her favorite easy chair and […]
Is Your Jar Full?
An interesting little story I read today: When things in your life seem almost to much to handle, when 24 hours in a day are not enough, remember the mayonnaise jar……and the beer. A Professor stood before his philosophy class and had some items in front of him. When the class began, wordlessly, he picked […]
Own All The Markets: Vanguard To Release A Global Stock Index Fund
According to the Sun Financial Diary Vanguard has just revealed plans that they have to release a total global stock index fund. As most new investors like myself are learning, buying index funds of the entire markets are a great way to buy stocks without thinking too hard about it. You buy a share in […]
Myths About The Sub-Prime Lending Mess
In an article over at MSN Money, Rick Newman of U.S. News World and Report talks about the looming recession and the sub-prime loan mess that we’re finding ourselves stuck in. With 2 million home foreclosures possible over the next two years and the economy stumbling toward recession, it’s clear that Washington will enact new […]
Redbox.com: Free Rentals Are Great, But Beware!
I recently posted a deal on this website to get all of your movie rentals for free through Redbox.com. The post has gotten quite a bit of traffic, so I thought it was only prudent that I share something that a reader made me aware of a couple of days ago. Some Redboxes around the […]