Category Archives: budget

Vehicle maintenance choices to make

I thought I’d write up this article, since we currently have some regular vehicle maintenance choices to make regarding replacement of tires since they are getting rather thin on our car. Keep in mind that when I mention mounting and … Continue reading

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Bankruptcy filing and Detroit woes

By now you’ve heard about the bankruptcy filing and woes that Detroit is facing. This article from the Wall Street Journal mentions that the city has worked out a plan to pay creditors back 75ยข/$1. That’s a 25% reduction, but … Continue reading

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What do you spend on life-long expenses

The question of what do you spend on life-long expenses only, came to me after reading this article on CNN. Now most people don't keep mortgages for their entire life, or keep going back to college classes, or having a … Continue reading

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Save money so you can still live life to the fullest

I know this has been written about before, but I want to chime in on this as well. When you are younger, while you have a lot of things you want to do and so little time to do it, … Continue reading

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Maintenance of yard equipment knowledge you may be able to use

I’m a bit handy as most of my family and friends know, from basic housing repairs to maintenance of yard equipment. As luck would have it, our gas powered trimmer stopped working at the end of last season and I … Continue reading

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Has your household lost or gained net worth?

In this article, Pew research said that 93% of the households have lost money during 2009-2011 window in our past. Which best the question: Has your household lost or gained net worth over that time frame or even since 2011? … Continue reading

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Where to keep your savings

I was sitting at home the other night thinking about the savings that we’re building up, and where it may be best to keep our hard earned monies. This obviously isn’t the only way to figure out where to keep … Continue reading

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Best way to spend your paycheck

People that have broached this subject well before I was even born learned that the best way to spend your paycheck is on your future self. keep in mind that this is by no means the only way to spend … Continue reading

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Presidential declaration for financial literacy month

According to this press release, President Obama has declared April to be “National Financial Literacy Month”. I for on applaud the desires of the President to have citizens of the U.S. to become financially literate, and no longer choose to … Continue reading

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Set yourself up for early retirement … or whatever

While this post is in part directed toward someone that I genuinely care about, I hope that it can help the hundreds/thousands of youth as they try to roll along their merry way in their working careers. I can be … Continue reading

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