Wow. It really has been a long time since I posted anything at all. The tone of this post is going to be a bit different from previous posts. In the past I’ve tried to make my posts informative, even educational. Think I’m going to change that from now on. I’ll still inform and share … Continue reading

Tax Day

Tax Day – the day our income tax filings are due – is tomorrow. Normally I grumble a lot around this time of year about how screwed up this system is. You have to scramble to get all your crap together so you can fill out some paperwork to send to the government about the … Continue reading

What I’m Up To

If you’ve followed my blog for any length of time, thank you. If you’ve wondered why I haven’t posted very much recently, I’m going to tell you. Some of this information is necessarily general, but I’ll fill in details as I can. First, it occurred to me when I wrote my recent debt settlement post … Continue reading

Weekly Roundup

Another crazy week for me. It’s after 11 PM Sunday and I’m just getting this done. (Though I made a big goof earlier. I started working on it 12 hours ago and when I had to leave to go run errands with my wife I hit publish instead of save draft. So this post was … Continue reading

Better Late Than Never – Weekly Round Up

Life’s been a bit crazy the last ten or so days so a result this weekly round up, which I would normally want to post on Sunday, is only just being posted on Tuesday. It is also a bit short because haven’t done much as much reading of financial sites/blogs as I normally do. Which … Continue reading

Weekly Roundup

I feel like there are so many things to write about that I could write several posts a day if I had the time to do so. I don’t have that kind of time, so I’m just trying consistently do a post a day. I succeeded this week. If you missed any of them, check … Continue reading

Weekly Roundup

Some interesting/fun posts I’ve read this week. Do you Discount? on Punch Debt in the Face is a good reminder that when it comes to discounts, you usually don’t get them unless you ask. Matt posted Financial Planning: Core Values on the Bruce Bucks blog. He makes the very important point that your core values … Continue reading

Lesser Known Money Saving Tips

Today’s tips come from another thread on the Saving Advice Forums. I’m only going to talk about the tips that I hadn’t already seen elsewhere. we keep a bucket in our shower to catch the water as we wait for it to heat up. The we use that water for our plants. We catch quite … Continue reading

The Super Bowl and Personal Finance

I’d planned to post more money saving tips today. I was working on it while I was watching the Super Bowl. By the way, don’t try to write while watching a good football game. You don’t get much writing done. This year’s Super Bowl was a rare treat for those of us who appreciate good … Continue reading

Your Most Important Investment

You are your most important investment. No matter what your financial goals are, you’ll have a much easier time achieving them if you first invest in yourself. How do you invest in yourself? Depends on your situation and your goals really. I’ll give a couple of examples to illustrate the point. Let’s say your job … Continue reading