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An Update on Our Shopping List

Remember when I told you all that I was in a buying mood? I shared a list of purchases we were considering and gave details on each of them. Well, I thought it would be fun to let you know what's happened since that post in July. Here's the list as well as what we've done with each item: A house -- We've made the decision to stay put for now. […]

Free Money Finance March Money Madness, Round 1, Posts 17-20

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 […]

Reflecting on 2009 Returns Provides Lessons Going Forward

The following is a guest post from Marotta Wealth Management.  Many are breathing a sigh of relief after participating in the largest stock market roller coaster since the Great Depression. Others bailed out at the wrong time and are unsure whether they will ever recover their nest egg. […]

Five Ways to Make Good Career Decisions

Crown Financial Ministries lists five ways to make good career decisions as follows: 1. Clarify your purpose in life. 2. Learn about your natural bent. 3. Explore several occupations that fit into your pattern. 4. Choose your direction and initial destination and develop a plan to get there. 5. […]

Win a Free Copy of You Need a Budget!

I am giving away a copy of You Need a Budget! We'll start with a review from Here goes: "The budgeting software of choice for those who seriously want to start a personal or household budget or who already are committed to budgeting is You Need A Budget Pro." Good stuff, huh? Here's how the giveaway will work: 1. All you need to do to enter is to leave any comment on this post. […]

Five Ways People Make Bad Career Decisions

Crown Financial Ministries lists five ways people make bad career decisions as follows: 1. Choose the first or easiest job you can get. 2. Choose a job based on the amount of money it pays. 3. Choose a job because it sounds like a good title. 4. Taking a job just because management offers it. 5. Choosing a job because that’s what your parents do. […]

Best of Money Carnival Up

Just a note to let you know that the latest Best of Money Carnival is up. Congrats to all participants and especially the winning post, We’re Debt Free! How We Paid Off 63K in 11 Months. I made the carnival myself with the post Three Easiest Ways to Earn More Money. Enjoy! […]

Do You Make Kids Pay for Birthday Presents?

Here's an interesting money/parenting question: Do you make your kids pay for birthday presents when they attend a friend's birthday party? Through the years, we've always paid for the friend's present when one of our kids attended a birthday party. Our kids didn't have much income and you have to have a present, so we just picked up the tab. […]