Category Archives: Financial Tools

2010 – Year in Review

To achieve a goal you must keep your eye on the prize. Financial goals are no different and require the same intensity, intention, and knowledge as personal goals. My wife and I have goals. We want to own a home, … Continue reading

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Moving Expenses- Cost of moving 0.9 Miles

In mid-June my wife and I found out that our landlord had run into financial hardships and needed to move back into the house. We were not evicted nor given a 30 day notice, but rather had until the end … Continue reading

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June Financial Report – Stash the Cash

June Financial Report – Stash the Cash The Table As you can see we had another very good month. Some quick highlights are as follows: Revenue vs Expenses In our Revenue we showed a nice pick up compared to prior … Continue reading

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Free Market Strikes Again – UPC Codes

The UPC code has been an ever present placeholder on the products I purchase. Until recently this has been nothing more than a small square with some black lines that stood for some sort of coding. As technology has increased … Continue reading

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Personal Finance Benchmarks for 20 Somethings – Debt

I was recently turned on to a site that has a slew of metrics for 20 somethings. I have been searching for some time for data like this so I can compare our household finances to that of our peers. … Continue reading

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April in Review

To our readers. Below you will find an honest and very revealing statement of my wife and I’s accounts. We know this is a very taboo subject, to share one’s personal finances, and my wife and I have been struggling … Continue reading

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Additional Podcast

I have subscribed to two more free podcast revolving around personal finance: Kiplinger’s Personal Finance Quicken Personal Finance – I would highly recommend this podcast. I listened to every cast they had done and was impressed. The main host from … Continue reading

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Daddy’s first high-five with Baby

Last night, for the first time, I felt my son move. What an exciting moment for a first time father. My wife and I have created life and and will be shortly adding the first new member to our family. … Continue reading

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Personal Finance Magazines

Tonight I just subscribed to three financial planning magazines. As these magazines start rolling in I will try to update the readers on which ones have the most value to a new reader to financial nirvana. The Magazines are: Money … Continue reading

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Credit Card “Rewards”

My wife and I have what every American has today. A Credit Card. We are part of the minority of Americans who use their credit cards like short term loans with fun little prizes if you gain enough “points”. Now … Continue reading

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