The holidays are almost here, and if you haven’t already, it’s time to start thinking about buying Christmas gifts for family friends and neighbors! Will you be heading out to wait in line at one of the Black Friday sales? Christmas is one of those times of year that we normally throw caution to the […]
5 Keys To Overcoming The Urge To Splurge
Christmas Is For Debt? Christmas will soon be upon us with all of the good cheer, family get-togethers and presents! All of the big department stores are already in full-on Christmas mode, with aisles upon aisles of decorations in the front of the store and Christmas music pumping over the PA systems. It’s hard not […]
Enforce Your Brand On Twitter: Use A Custom Background
A while back I posted “7 Ways To Use Twitter to Promote Your Blog And Build Traffic” and talked about why Twitter was such a great place for bloggers to hang out, promote their blog, network with other bloggers and do research for new articles. If you haven’t read the article already, you can check […]
How to Lose $100,000 in Ten Easy Steps
Having money can really change your life. Suddenly receiving $100,000 can really change a person’s life. It sure changed mine. In 2002, both my grandmother and father died, which left me with an inheritance of around $100,000. Six years later, all of that money is gone. So how can a person go from $100,000 to […]
We Bought A “New” Car This Weekend
For the past couple of weeks my wife and I have been looking for a used car. My old car was getting up there in miles, and after having it for 5+ years I was ready for something different. Was it really time to get a new car, and was it a financially sound […]
Another Easy Money Maker: Write Reviews
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Things To Remember When Shopping For A Used Car
Time to take the plunge and get a new car The transmission on my old car decided that it no longer wants to continue shifting as it should. After getting several repair estimates, we found that to fix the car would cost us over $2500 in repairs, along with another $1000 or more in other […]
Car Shopping DOs And DON’Ts
I am in the middle of looking for a new (used) car right now, and was looking for advice on the Dave Ramsey site in regards to buying a used car. I thought some of the information might be helpful to all of you out there, so I thought I’d share it here. Text below […]
7 Things You Shouldn’t Do In An Economic Crisis
Our economy is in a downturn, investments are tanking, and every day the market reaches new lows. It can be hard to stay focused through it all and not panic. Unfortunately it seems like most investors in the market HAVE panicked already, and their fear is self-fulfilling. They’re afraid the market will tank, so when […]
Question: What’s The Best Financial Advice You’ve Received?
credit: laughlin Tagged! Over at freefrombroke.com I was tagged yesterday to answer the following question: What’s the best financial advice you ever received? That’s a tough question, and I’m not sure how to answer it. I guess I really can’t remember ever receiving any amazing financial advice from my parents, or those around me. […]
Losing Money In Your 401k? 6 More Ways To Make Some Extra Money!
401k balance dropping? Create some new income! Right now the markets are struggling. There is no doubt about that. 401k balances are dropping, investment accounts are taking a hit, and there isn’t an end in sight. So what can you do instead of just wringing your hands and hoping for someone to bail YOU out? […]
Is Your 401k Losing Money? DON’T PANIC!!!
With the economy in the middle of a giant plunge, it is getting harder and harder not to feel a little panicked when you watch your 401k balance drop by $10-20,000 or more. In the last 6 months my wife and I have watched our 401k do just that. A poll on CNN Money says […]
Wanna Save The Planet? – Buy A Used Mercedes!
The following is an article by David Porter over at boomerinthepew.com. Check out his blog – he’s got a lot of great stuff over there! If you love this post, and want more – you can subscribe to his blog here. Keep reading…there really is a financial lesson here! I have noticed that the herd […]
7 Things You Can’t Do If You Want To Stay Out of Debt
Being debt free is great, but be careful or it won’t last! My wife and I paid off our last debt, a student loan, just over 2 years ago. It was such a freeing feeling to finally be debt free (except for the house) and we vowed to never go in debt again. The problem […]