October 14, 2012

Mortgage Payoff Progress for October 2012 with Chart

It has been quite some time since I last updated you guys on our mortgage reduction progress.  First, a couple of reminders: My wife and I have a conventional 15-year mortgage and we recently reduced our interest rate.  Our September payment was the first payment to made at our new interest rate. My wife and I purchased our first home back in February of 2010. […]

Join a Volunteer Organization (287/365)

I spend quite a bit of my time volunteering. I serve on the board of a charitable organization. As I mentioned yesterday, I coach youth soccer. I collect aluminum cans and bottles for our local area’s annual civic festival. All of these things have a few factors in common. First, they’re all free. […]

The Weekend Restock

In 2003 or 2004, I read David Allen’s Getting Things Done for the first time. For those of you unfamiliar with the book, it presents a very novel system along with countless specific solutions for dealing with the ongoing problem of managing one’s time and energy in a modern information-heavy world. […]

Non-Financial Stewardship

For those of you new to Free Money Finance, I post on The Bible and Money every Sunday. Here's why. Recently the Christian Financial Alliance asked several bloggers the following question: “Other than ‘time, talents, and treasures’, what is an area God has led you to be a better steward?” Here was my response: “With my health. […]