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Help a Reader: Saving versus Mortgage

Here's an email I recently received from a reader: I purchased a home in 2006 for 325k.  Since then the value has gone down and similar homes in my area are going for 199k on a good day.   It was purchased with two mortgages, the first being 259k five year adjustable rate interest only mortgage at 6.375% (due to adjust in 0ct 2010) and a second mortgage thats principal and interest for 70k fixe […]

Best of Money Carnival

Here's my weekly note to let you know that the Best of Money Carnival is now up. Congrats to all participants and especially the winning post, Do People Who Speak Up Have Better Financial Outcomes in Life? I made the carnival as well with my guest post titled How to Save Money When Traveling to Europe. Enjoy! […]

How Much Cash Do You Use?

In a recent podcast, Crown Financial Ministries talked about a cashless society and how we'll soon view using cash as unusual. They commented: Visa Europe's CEO has predicted a cashless society by 2012 because the cost of handling cash is higher. The efficiency of technology is part of what’s driving the change, the speed of the electronic transaction over human hands. […]

Free Money Finance March Money Madness, Round 1, Posts 25-28

Here we go with the first round of Free Money Finance March Money Madness (if you wonder what's going on in these posts, see my article announcing March Money Madness and/or click on my March Money Madness category link and scroll down to read all the posts involved in this subject.) I've listed each "game" (one post versus another) in segments along with the wording provided by the author when […]

2009 Budget Review

When I shared some insights into my finances, I said I'd be reviewing my 2009 budget in a later post to see if anything interesting turned up. […]

How to Store Up Treasure in Heaven

For those of you new to Free Money Finance, I post on The Bible and Money every Sunday. Here's why. […]

Top 10 Items You Probably Waste Money On

The following is an excerpt from Shoo, Jimmy Choo!: The Modern Girl's Guide to Spending Less and Saving More, reprinted with permission from SHOO, Jimmy Choo!, © 2010 by Catey Hill, Sterling Publishing Co., Inc. Top 10 items you probably waste money on: 1. Clothes. Where do I begin? Just because the DVF wrap dress was on sale does not mean that you could afford it. […]

Investments You Can Live With

CNN Money lists investments you can live with as follows: Prints and photographs Antique furniture Paintings and drawings Fine wine As Money says, these probably won't do as well as other investment options, but they are certainly more fun to own. ;-) Yes, they are more fun to own. […]

Free Money Finance March Money Madness, Round 1, Posts 21-24

Here we go with the first round of Free Money Finance March Money Madness (if you wonder what's going on in these posts, see my article announcing March Money Madness and/or click on my March Money Madness category link and scroll down to read all the posts involved in this subject.) I've listed each "game" (one post versus another) in segments along with the wording provided by the author when […]

Three Common Questions about Getting Financially Naked

The following is an excerpt from Get Financially Naked: How to Talk Money with Your Honey. When is it okay to bring up money with my mate? Is it okay to do it when we are just dating? We believe the earlier the better. […]