Growing up and hearing my parents talk about cars, I always heard one thing: We're always going to have a car payment You can probably see where this is going already, but hear me out. From about 1984-1998, my parents leased a new vehicle every … [Read more...] about Do you always have to be in debt?
Yes, this semester is finally over. I took 6 credits (2 courses) in addition to working full time, and I have to say it was painful. I was still able to have time in the evenings, but mostly because I began to just ignore classwork, friends, my wife … [Read more...] about Fall 2007 Semester is Over! A bittersweet ending…
As I write this, it's Sunday night and I just watched an unmentionable football game come to a disappointing close. If you know where I'm from or have read it in my past posts, you'll know which team I was cheering for. Well, it wasn't meant to be, … [Read more...] about Making some year-end charitable donations
Not that I want to take any more classes than I already am, but Melissa from A Penny Closer tagged me to tell 5-10 classes that would (hopefully) fix my life: Although this wasn't the first one I thought of, I think it's the most important: ANGER … [Read more...] about 10 Classes to Fix My Life
This past week, I decided to branch out into other carnivals (other than the big 3: Personal Finance, Frugality, and Debt Reduction). Since I had a tax-related article and another finance article that didn't make it into the other carnivals when it … [Read more...] about Best Articles from Tax Carnival #24 and Everything Finance #6
Some of you know that I started my graduate degree last month (September), as well as work full-time and write daily (except weekends) for Clever Dude. Although my wife would disagree that I actually WORK full-time (I'm here 8 hours, ok!), going to … [Read more...] about Fall 2007 Semester Update: Midterms are Over!