According to this infographic from Bankrate, fish prices are up almost 8% this year. I’ve certainly seen a jump in the salmon we buy. And because of a poor peanut harvest, peanut butter prices are expected to jump anywhere from 20% to 40% — depending on the brand — starting in November. Check out other […]
I’ve written a lot here about using small streams of income to fund big goals. But yesterday I took the show on the road in a Reader Story guest post at Get Rich Slowly. In my post I discussed giving jobs to different streams of income and how we were using that technique to cash […]
This week we did something we’ve never done before. We paid cash for a car. It’s not a fabulous car, mind you. It’s a (very) used Saab that we bought for our teenage son. But the experience of saving up and paying cash for a car was a new one. And it’s the second biggest […]
One of the items on my bucket list is to own some original pieces of art. I’m kind of over the mass produced artwork I have in my house. But even artwork by lesser-known artists can be pricey. And since we’re paying off debt and putting kids through college, that’s going to have to wait. […]
Much has been written about the passing of Steve Jobs. My favorite tribute by far, however, is the “Crazy Ones” Apple commercial from 1997. The version that aired was narrated by Richard Dreyfuss. This unaired version, however, has voice over done by Steve Jobs.
This is a guest post by Corey at 20sFinances.com. His personal finance blog focuses on how to manage your spending and invest for the future. As any family CEO knows, sticking to your budget can be quite the difficult task. You may set up the designated amounts of your budget before the month begins, but […]
The following is an interview with Travis, a husband and father who balances debt, finances, and family. Travis shares the experiences, struggles and successes of his family as they fight their way out of credit card debt on his blog, Our Journey to Zero. Travis also does mystery shopping for extra money. Mystery shoppers […]
I returned from the Financial Blogger Conference with a bag full of swag. I threw on the t-shirt, ate the candy, and gave the stress ball and mouse pad to my son. But I want to give one of you the the coolest thing by far. The Personal Financial Calculator for Dummies lets you: Calculate […]
Last week I attended the Financial Blogger Conference in Chicago (or Schaumburg to be more specific). After it was over, I gifted myself an extra day and a half in the Windy City, because I love that place. On Sunday afternoon I hit up IKEA, and then took a Sunday drive down by Wrigley Field […]
This article is written by Erika Stewart. Debt is a necessary evil in a modern economy. Mortgages, auto loans, credit cards, and other forms of borrowing allow us to build wealth over time through paying off investments that appreciate in the long run or through allowing us to buy what we need to get to […]
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