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5 Simple Steps to Save on Groceries

Did you know that the average family of four spends $718 a month on groceries? That’s $8,600 per year. If you’re looking for some ways to help you save at the register, check out these money-saving tips from Terri Gault, founder of the (more…)


July 29, 2008 at 2:44 pm 1 comment

6 Money Matters to Stop Worrying About

I’m not a huge fan of Suze Orman. In fact, not much of one if I’m being honest. But, her latest feature in O at Home was one of the few Orman tidbits I can’t argue with. Simply put, it’s the soundest advice I’ve heard from her in a long time. Here’s how the article starts: (more…)

June 30, 2008 at 10:43 am Leave a comment

Measure twice, cut once

I came across a blog this morning run by a twenty-something soon-to-be-graduated college student. He wrote a great post on what he currently does with his money and outlines some of his post-graduation plans. It’s rare to come across a 20-year old who thinks about money management let alone investing. He asked for some suggestions and advice on how he could do things differently, so I offered a few suggestions. I thought this might help someone else, that’s why I’m posting my recommendations here. (more…)

March 12, 2008 at 9:10 am 1 comment

Car repair update: prognosis not good

In a previous post, I mentioned that we were taking our car in for repair. It’s had an oil leak for quite a while, and it’s just getting worse. We dropped it off last night so the mechanic could have all day today to work on it. But, late this morning, we got a call that we weren’t expecting. (more…)

January 30, 2008 at 3:59 pm Leave a comment

Another car repair, another dollar

We’ve had to replace the brakes on our car in the last few months, and now, we’re about to spend a bit more to fix an oil leak that’s been getting worse as the days go by. We’ve been told that it could be either a gasket, which would run about $60-$70, or the oil intake, which is substantially more. (more…)

January 28, 2008 at 2:27 pm 3 comments

We’ve made a decision to stop our debt snowball — temporarily

To be honest, it wasn’t a hard decision to make. Currently, we have about $30,000 left in two student loans. We’ve been attacking mine aggressively, since mine is the smallest with $9,000 remaining. In fact, we planned on having it paid off by August. But, things have changed. (more…)

January 18, 2008 at 1:12 pm 3 comments

Mutual funds run by insurance companies aren’t very good

Don’t take my word for it, that’s a key line in an article on SmartMoney Magazine’s most recent issue titled When Insurers Don’t Protect You. It’s hard to argue with one of the nation’s leading financial magazine’s, and I’ve said the exact same thing about how poor the earnings are in mutual funds included within an insurance product. Let’s dig in. (more…)

January 14, 2008 at 1:36 pm Leave a comment

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