No, we don't own a home in Malibu. Rather, we sold our 2005 Chevrolet Malibu this past weekend and are now down to 2 vehicles: a 1997 Pontiac Grand Am with 126,000 miles and a 2006 Honda Ridgeline RTS with about 17,000 miles. We actually did the … [Read more...] about Final Malibu Sale Update: What a relief!
May 15, 2009. That's when we'll have the remaining $54,737 of our debt paid off according to our budget. I actually plan my budget for 5 years down the road. It's not as crazy as you think, though, because I do a lot of copy and pasting. In … [Read more...] about Our Zero-Debt Goal Date is…
Last year we ran the Marine Corp Marathon. I'm a fat guy (relatively), and definitely not a runner, ever. We finished ahead of about 1500 other finishers, but I was unhappy with my time and performance. I seemed to have forgotten the horrible … [Read more...] about A disappointing decision, but a relief
Shadox from Money and Such wrote up an excellent article about 401k Matching Pitfalls. After waiting for a year before my employer began matching contributions, I finally began contributing to my 401k this past May (my 1 year anniversary at my … [Read more...] about 401K Matching and Vesting
Man, another week has gone by already? Well, this time I wasn't distracted by a trip to pick up Mapgirl's motorcycle, so I remembered to submit an article to this week's Festival of Frugality hosted by Tight Fisted Miser. It seems that this is my … [Read more...] about Best Frugality Posts from Festival of Frugality 81
Time.com reports that personal savings (that's yours) are at a 74 year low. The only other years that had negative savings rates prior to 2005 and 2006 were 1932 and 1933. During the Great Depression, people were unemployed and had to dig into … [Read more...] about 2006 Personal Savings at 74 Year Low