Archive for February, 2008

Budget Sticky #1: Budget Billing

March marks the enrollment period for budget billing for our local utility company. The budget billing program allows households to pay a monthly average of their annual utility costs each month. One of the trickiest categories in most peoples’ budgets is utilities because they can vary month after month. However, budget billing gives you a monthly estimate that can easily be accounted for in the budget making it much easier and convenient to manage your monthly expenses. If you haven’t signed up for budget billing with your utility company and they offer it, it’s highly recommended for those of you who are looking for ways to make monthly budgeting much easier. (more…)

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February 29, 2008 at 11:00 am Leave a comment

Living like no one else

One of Dave Ramsey’s most popular lines, and one of my favorites, is “living like no one else, so later, you can live like no else.” I came across a forum not too long ago, that was built on this idea. More specifically, to provide a place of support and accountability for folks following Dave Ramsey’s teachings. The forum has been cleverly called, you guessed it, Living Like No Else. (more…)

February 28, 2008 at 11:41 am Leave a comment

No recession for 2008

You often hear people criticize George W. Bush’s comments about the economy. Whenever he mentions that the economy is fine, steady, and strong, it’s usually accompanied by mocks of stupidity and ignorance. But, the nation’s leading economists, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke and Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson are saying the exact same thing. (more…)

February 14, 2008 at 10:27 am 2 comments

Sometimes I feel like I’m the only one that hates Valentine’s Day

There’s nothing like a National Holiday that makes people go out and buy crap that, in reality, means nothing. Chocolates, flowers, and jewelry don’t say “love” to me. They say, “what can I buy to show them I care without really spending much thought?” (more…)

February 12, 2008 at 10:23 am Leave a comment

We bought a car

We’ve been having some car problems over the last few months. First, our brakes were going out, so we got those fixed. Then, an oil leak was getting worse and worse, so we took the car in to get that fixed. It was at that time that we were told they couldn’t fix the oil leak. “Quite frankly,” the mechanic said, “it wouldn’t be worth it. The engine is going out, and you either need to get a new engine or replace the car. I’d recommend the latter.” The only problem, we thought, was that we didn’t have enough money for that. (more…)

February 11, 2008 at 1:08 pm Leave a comment

Tornado ripped through my alma mater

Today’s post is a bit off topic as it’s difficult for me to concentrate on money issues. If you’ve paid any attention to the weather reports in the southern region of the country, you know that tornadoes ripped through Arkansas, Tennessee and Mississippi last night. The one that caught my interest of course was the twister that made its way through the dorms at Union University in Jackson, Tennessee. (more…)

February 6, 2008 at 9:52 am Leave a comment

The Forbes 20 Cash Queens of Music

I wanted to have a little fun today and came across the Forbes 20 Top Earning Women in Music. If you weren’t aware of how much some of your favorite artists actually bring in, check this out. This list covers the artists earnings from June 2006 to June 2007. (more…)

February 5, 2008 at 11:05 am 1 comment


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