For a while now we’ve been talking about the Obama administration’s Making Homes Affordable Refinance and Loan Modification program. We looked at who was eligible for the program, and what you needed to do in order to push through your own refinance or loan modification. According to the administration the plan was going to be […]
The past week was a sad one as we saw the passing of several well known celebrities. The week started off with the passing of affable Johnny Carson sidekick and veteran of two wars, Ed McMahon. He was always able to light up the stage with his easy going demeanor, and he seemed to be […]
Recently my wife and I decided that we wanted to get a laptop computer so that we could check emails, do work and otherwise surf the web while the other spouse was on our main desktop computer. We no longer wanted to deal with the “are you done on the computer yet?” exchanges. (Yes, it […]
When we think about frugal living, there are a number of easy things we turn to to cut back on costs: cheaper food, using less car, eating out less. But what about all the unconscious spending habits we’ve acquired, or those other ways of parting with our money that we often forget about? For a […]
For many of us our budgets already seem tight.If you look, however, there are a few practical ways that you can save some extra money this year.
A couple of years ago if you had asked me what I would do if an emergency presented itself and I needed some money quickly, I would probably have told you, “That’s what credit cards are for!”. Just put it on the card and pay it off when you can! Emergencies aren’t really something you […]
Today is day two in “In Event Of An Emergency” week here at Bible Money Matters. The posts this week are looking at ways you can plan ahead for unforeseen emergencies, tragedies or hard times. Yesterday we looked at how you can make sure that all your important documents are safe by having a fire […]
Here are some things that you should consider putting in your safe deposit box or fire safe in case the worst case scenario happens.
If you have investment income, self-employment income or other income not subject to withholding, you may need to make estimated tax payments. Here’s how it works.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
My wife and I went on vacation last week, and since we were planning on driving to several cities all across Florida, we decided that we would probably need a rental car. Renting a car should be pretty simple, right? Well, yes AND no. There are a lot of things to remember when renting a […]