Our 2007 Finances – Moving to a Single Income Family

December 31, 2006

Family First The year 2007 may be a financially challenging one for our family. After much thought and discussion we decided to put family before money and have my wife stay at home with our new son. We’ll drop to a one income family halfway through the year which will end our 7 ½ year […]

How to Buy Low, Sell High, and Reduce Risk by Rebalancing Your Investment Portfolio

December 30, 2006

How often do you rebalance your investment portfolio? My trend of rebalancing my 401k in the last days of December ended yesterday. I like to make the changes before the last business day of the year because our 401k administrator only gives us a certain number of free transactions per year. A busy day at […]

Why You Shouldn’t Buy a Hummer

December 29, 2006

“What do you need that thing for”, I ask myself every time I see another Hummer driving through the neighborhood. Out here in suburbia I just don’t understand why in the world people would own such a money pit just to drive around town. I searched online and found that Jim Walczak over at about.com […]

eBay Powerseller Personal Finance Tips – Turn Trash Into Cash

December 28, 2006

Many of us are feeling the financial pinch the few days after Christmas. The presents have been given and now we have to figure out how to pay for them all! One way to help make the payments is to turn trash into cash! Thinking Inside the Box What is one thing most Christmas gifts […]

Avoid Late Fees! Pay Your Personal Property Tax Online.

December 28, 2006

As usual, I’ve managed to put off paying my personal property taxes for 2006 until the very end. Lucky for me my county now allows procrastinators like me to pay their personal property taxes online up until 12/30! Keep Your Money Putting off payment has not been all about procrastination, I’d like to keep my […]

Festival of Frugality #54

December 27, 2006

Welcome to one of the most happening festivals around! Internet Explorer users please excuse the mess as the uplanned hosting caught me in the middle of a theme upgrade. I didn’t have time to do each submission justice with a comprehensive review so all I can say is, get ready to meet some frugal people! […]

Quick Guide for Last Minute Tax Strategies – It’s Not Too Late!

December 26, 2006

Back in November I wrote an article A Quick Guide for Last Minute Tax Strategies covering some things you could do to reduce your 2006 taxes, courtesy of H&R Block. If you have a tendency to procrastinate like I do you may not have gotten around to these yet. The good news is it’s not […]

My Money Secrets Revealed!

December 26, 2006

Bryan Fleming, founder of the Million Dollar Savings Club and the Personal Growth Carnvial recently sought out my thoughts on money in a short interview, which I have included below: 1. What made you decide to write about Personal Finances? My blessing has been the great role models I’ve had when it comes to handling […]

Personal Finance Reviews and Previews

December 24, 2006

Check out the following reviews and previews from personal finance sites submitted to a recent group writing project held by Darren at Problogger.net: Investor Trip reminds us to shop for lower prices and redeem rebates immediately in Stupid Ways to Lose Money. The Money Tortoise talks about avoiding financial porn, lowering your investment costs, making your […]

Mutual Funds for the New Investor – SLASX, HOLVX, TCEIX, AMAGX

December 23, 2006

Where should you make your first investment when just getting started investing? If you don’t have a lot of money to invest and aren’t sure where to put it, don’t let that stop you from getting started! In the December edition of Smart Money magazine, Reshna Kapadia takes a quick look at four no-load mutual […]

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