Almost 2 years ago, I wrote about how we're using less and less checks each year. Thanks to the power of online banking, we've gone from running through boxes of checks every 18 months down to a box about every 7 years: 2004: 95 2005: 96 2006: … [Read more...] about When can we stop writing checks?
After reviewing and giving away 3 copies of the "Skinny On" books, I got a bit of an urge to get through more of my book pile. Up next: "The Finish Rich Dictionary: 1001 Financial Words You Need to Know" by David Bach. I'll admit it's difficult to … [Read more...] about “The Finish Rich Dictionary” Book Review and Giveaway
Almost five years ago, we financed our first home purchase with a 5/1 ARM interest-only mortgage. If you're not familiar with mortgage lingo, it breaks down into the following, at least in our case: 5/1 ARM (Adjustable Rate Mortgage) means that … [Read more...] about Will our adjustable rate mortgage save us big money?
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I'll admit I'm pretty naive about the current status of the mafia. Not having my own run-ins with the mob here in America, except on TV and the big screen, I was pretty sure the mafia was relegated to folklore. While I knew from news stories that it … [Read more...] about Need cash in Italy? You know who to call [Cousin Vinny]
Ok, it sounds bigger than it is. Perhaps you recall back in July when Citibank told me to use their money to make more money? I took out $12,500 in a 0% balance transfer for 7 months, with a $75 fee. I stuck it in my savings account earning about … [Read more...] about Paid Off $11,500 of Credit Card Debt Today