September 2011

A Unique Way to Save Money

by on September 30, 2011

Today, I feel enlightened.  For months I’ve been visiting the websites of every catalog I recieve in the mail and either opting out of future catalogs (if its an option on their website) or contacting them to ask for removal from their mailing list.  Today, I discovered that their is a national do not mail […]

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Is Gold a Worthy Investment?

by on September 29, 2011

The business news channels are constantly talking about gold, and commercials on nearly every channel are telling you to buy gold now.  Gold sounds exciting right!?  I mean, it’s gold!  But have you ever really thought about buying some?  More importantly, should you buy some?  We’ll take a brief look at some historical gold data and […]

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Ways to Save Money on Food

by on September 19, 2011

Grocery and restaurant bills can really become a large chunk of your monthly budget, especially if you have a large family or dine out often.  Here are some tips on how to save money on your food costs, both dining out and at home. Dining Out.  It is usually more expensive to dine out than […]

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If you’ve talked to a financial planner about retirement, you’ve probably heard at least a little about creating a trust fund for retirement.  In summary, a retirement trust fund is an irrevocable trust whereby assets (money, securities, property) are transferred to a trust and then managed by a trustee for the benefit of the primary […]

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Make $500 Selling Your Used Stuff

by on September 12, 2011

Our family has never been a fan of having or shopping at garage sales, but since the emergence of ebay and then craigslist, we’ve used online resources to easily make a few hundred dollars a year – by selling our stuff. If you’re ready to make anywhere from a few dollars to a few thousand […]


Are Savings Bonds Worth It?

by on September 7, 2011

18 years ago I started buying EE saving bonds for my nephew.  Back then, there was no online trading and buying stocks for someone else seemed impossible, so it seemed like the logical choice.  A few years before that, I had cashed in the savings bonds that my parents bought me to pay for college.  […]


Marriage and Money

by on September 2, 2011

There are so many different marriage scenarios that make it somewhat difficult to manage your money during marriage.  The key factors that determine how you should manage money in marriage are your age, income disparity, spending differences, number of marriages, desire for independence, and financial prowess.  We’ll cover each one briefly to see what type of […]