From the monthly archives:

March 2010

Where Should I Keep My Emergency Fund?

March 31, 2010

There is some debate as to where an emergency fund should be kept. Checking account? Savings account? Sock drawer? Penny stocks? Should I just use my credit card for emergencies? Well if you know me at all you know I’m not going to say use the credit card. What about the others? Well let’s think […]

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Never Loan Money To Friends and Family

March 29, 2010

Give it to them if you can, or don’t do it. It isn’t worth ruining your relationship. I just read a very sad story over at Ultimate Money Blog about loaning a friend money. They needed the money, so she gave it to them. Now after months of saying they would pay it back and […]

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Weekend Link Love – March 27, 2010

March 27, 2010

Here are some of the great posts I’ve read this week from around the personal finance blogosphere. Check them out if you get a chance. Well, I maybe not great posts, but I had a guest post called Stop Faking It published at Bible Money Matters earlier this week. You might want to check it […]

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How To Pay Off Your Mortgage Early

March 25, 2010

First I’d like to touch on why you might want to pay off the mortgage early. Elle from Couple Money recently wrote about accelerating their mortgage payments to save money. It is a great idea, and I thought I’d add a few ideas and tips of my own. Here is her simple plan and the […]

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Quick and Easy Way to Simplify Your Budget

March 24, 2010

Create a new bank account. That’s it. That was the key to my wife and I paying off $21,000 in debt over the last eight months. At some point we plan on having children, and my wife wants to be able to stay at home with them. That means our budget has to be able […]

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If You Want To Win With Debt, Do This

March 22, 2010

My son, if you have put up security for your neighbor, if you have struck hands in pledge for another, if you have been trapped by what you said, ensnared by the words of your mouth, then do this, my son, to free yourself, since you have fallen into your neighbor’s hands: Go and humble […]

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Weekend Link Love – March 20, 2010

March 20, 2010

This week was a great start to the launch of this blog. I met a lot of interesting people and read a lot of great blogs. March Madness has also started, and my beloved Buckeyes won their first game. Unfortunately I’ve spent most of this week being sick, and so I haven’t gotten around to […]

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Integrity is the ONLY Way to Win with Money

March 19, 2010

I heard Dave Ramsey say once that if you read Proverbs a few times over you can get a Master’s degree in finance. He’s right, it’s in there. I will be covering many of the main points here over the next few weeks and today I’m starting with what integrity has to do with finance. […]

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How My Emergency Fund Saved My Honeymoon From Total Disaster

March 18, 2010

The day after my wedding last July was one of the longest, hardest days of my life. That isn’t really how it was supposed to happen, but it did. Thankfully, my emergency fund saved our vacation. Part 1 – Charleston, WV – Flight Changed We went to AAA to set up a cruise for our […]

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Total Money Makeover Giveaway

March 15, 2010

Total Money MakeoverAs I launch this new blog I wanted to share some of the knowledge I’ve gained from listening to and reading Dave Ramsey. That is why I started out with my series on his Baby Steps.

To take it a step farther, I’ve decided to give away 3 copies of Dave’s The Total Money Makeover. If you haven’t read it you should, and if you already have it makes a great gift. I wish I would have read it sooner.

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