I don't announce changes to our debt scales (on the right sidebar) unless something big happens. Well today I made some major changes to some numbers. Stacie's Student Loan The biggest change was that I paid $6000 down on Stacie's student loan. It … [Read more...] about Some major financial accomplishments this week
The first lesson for personal finance basics is about you, your job and your future. Why People Work People work to meet their needs, wants and goals. Some of us also work out of a sense of duty to ourselves, our families or just our fellow men and … [Read more...] about Personal Finance Basics: Your Job, Your Future
While going through my bookshelf, I found my high school personal finance book. I've run across it a few times in the last decade-plus, but something kept me from tossing it. Well, the book is 18 years old, but still has some valuable educational … [Read more...] about Personal Finance Basics: Introduction
UPDATE: A comment reminded me that you might not all know my status. I graduated college with an undergrad about 7 years ago, but I just started my masters degree in fall 2007. Now back to the story: I found out something interesting this weekend. … [Read more...] about The Government is Paying My Student Loan Interest!
There's been a bit of discussion lately about whether parents should pay for their kid's college education fully, just help or pay nothing at all. I'd like to point you to a few sites and then discuss my own opinion and experience. First, JLP and … [Read more...] about Paying for your kid’s college education
Juniata college, nestled in scenic central Pennsylvania, happens to be my wife's alma mater. You may have heard me talk about it recently, although I didn't mention it by name, when I gave out our year-end donation amounts. This time, though, Juniata … [Read more...] about First College to Guarantee 4 Year Graduation…With Free Tuition