Debt Reduction Strategy Guide

As I mentioned last week, it would be a good time to jump start acting on a financial goal and motivate each other to accomplish it. This month would be perfect to get a jump-start on  getting out of debt. It’s never too late to get started on your money goals  and I think by […]

Still Time to Open and Fund Your IRA Before April 15th

Deadlines for Contributing to Your IRA Tax day, April 15, is fast approaching and I know some people are still working on getting their taxes done.  The good news is that waiting a bit later to do your taxes gives you some extra time to open and fund your individual retirement account, whether it’s a traditional or Roth. I […]

Pay Off One Debt This Month

It’s already April and I can not believe how quickly the year is going.   I was inspired by accomplishing one of my 2010 financial goals and consolidating my student loans. The process of actually doing it took about 15-20 minutes.  Even though it was something quick, it will have a big impact on our […]

Net Worth Review: March 2010

Since it’s the first week in April, it’s time for me to run the numbers and check out our net worth as of the end of March. I can tell you right now, March was BUSY! Besides our first mortgage payment, we also made our last rent payment at the apartment, so we had to be […]

Finally Consolidated My Student Loans

Last month, when I reviewed our net worth I mentioned that I would stop procrastinating and get my student loans consolidated and refinanced. I’m happy to say I got it done. It’s not a huge and dramatic goal, but I achieved it. Having small goals can push you further along your big picture dreams. Consolidating Federal Loans […]

Couple Money’s Netbook Winner!

This week with giveaway and Problogger guest post has been incredible! I’m so grateful for EVERYONE that has selflessly promoted not only the netbook giveaway, but also my blog since it’s started 6 months ago. Couple Money’s Netbook Winner! I’m happy to announce that the winner is…. MoneyFunk! Here’s what MoneyFunk won: Asus 10.1″ Netbook […]

Beware of Census Phishing Scams

Turbo Tax’s blog posted my thoughts on the Dirty Dozen tax scams yesterday. Make sure if someone else does your taxes that you review it with them. I mentioned that the IRS reports phishing scams is on their top list, but it’s not only for taxes. With the 2010 Census operations going on, you have […]

My Most Important Financial Tool

Want to know what my most important financial tool is? What do you think? Budget? Emergency savings? Cash flow statement? Financial planner? Nope, none of those. My most important financial tool is my wife! Let me explain. We’re On The Same Page My wife and I talk to each other about our financial goals and […]