Anyone who really knows me, is well aware that I'm a spender. Penny pinching isn't my thing. That isn't to say that I'm flinging money about like water. What it does mean, though, is that I don't go … [Read more...] about Why I’m Not A Big Penny Pincher
Archives for September 2011
It's impossible to completely keep emotions out of finances. After all, money is related to a number of emotions, especially fear and excitement. While it might not be advisable to completely eschew … [Read more...] about Are Your Emotions Getting In The Way Of Your Financial Success?
Put yourself in the shoes of a caring Grandmother. Let’s say one day you receive a call from your grandson telling you they’ve been in an accident and are being held in jail in the Dominican Republic. … [Read more...] about Grandparent Scam Strikes Again
When your income doesn't come in 24 equal payments spaced evenly throughout the year it can be hard to make a budget. Unfortunately, this is a fact that a lot of people deal with in their life. There … [Read more...] about How To Deal With Regular Bills When You Have An Irregular Income
People can't stop talking about the possibilities of a second recession, which may very well be redefined as the continuation of what becomes the broader-defined Great Recession of the … [Read more...] about Are You Seriously Committed To Saving, Or Still Committed To The Short-Term?
The current stock market volatility has many wondering how market risks could affect their retirement prospects. Many almost-retirees found, to their dismay, that the market crashed, wiping out … [Read more...] about Hedging Market Risks To Your Retirement
You may have never heard of economist and wealth manager Harry Dent but many students of the economy have. Harry Dent wrote, The Great Boom Ahead, which predicted the financial bull market of the … [Read more...] about The Great Depression Ahead And What You Can Do To Survive
If you're looking to buy a home or refinance anytime in the near future you may have been happy to hear the news this past week that mortgage rates are now at the lowest levels in years. It is good … [Read more...] about Fixed Mortgage Rates Fall To Six Decade Low, But Few Can Take Advantage
I recently found out that one of my associates uses her Roth IRA as an emergency fund. Rather than put money into a low yield savings account, or some other cash account, she uses her retirement … [Read more...] about Roth IRA: Emergency Fund?
Over the past 3 weeks my wife and I have been searching for a new car. We hadn't originally been in a hurry to buy a new car, but an opportunity presented itself where we could sell our current car, a … [Read more...] about How We Paid Cash For Our New Car