Mortgages and Interest Rates

Hunting for a Great Mortgage Interest Rate We’re in the process of buying a town house (met with another mortgage broker last week) and we’re trying to be as informed as we possibly can. This weekend while we were out of town,  I was looking up information about mortgages and reading paperwork from the bank […]

Living off of Cash, Not Credit?

Last week, I covered a about on getting out of credit card debt. I tackled some ways you can dig yourself out of debt without paying a debt consolidation company. Now I wanted to talk about the pros and cons of using credit cards with your finances. There are a few personal finance bloggers who are […]

Getting Relief from Credit Card Debt

Credit Card Debt – Tips to Get Out of It Before I got married, I had some credit card debt due to a combination of bad budgeting and impulsive buys. I worked hard and managed to get out of debt, giving me less stress. I know I’m not the only one who has been with […]

Net Worth Review: October 2009

Snapshot of Our Net Worth for October 2009 It’s time to do our monthly net worth review on Couple Money. Come see how progress we made this past month as we work towards financial freedom. Cash Savings and Emergency Funds This category includes our checking and savings accounts. I also opened a Wachovia Way2Save account […]

Why We have Joint AND Separate Accounts

How can you have a blog called Couple Money without discussing the topic of joint or separate accounts? Having either joint bank accounts, separate bank accounts, or a combination of the two is a very personal and emotional topic and tends to lead to some great debates. I want to start off saying that what we […]

What are Some Mutual Fund Expenses?

After watching a segment from Jay Leno, it occurs to me that personal finances is something that we shouldn’t take for granted. Mutual Fund Expense Questions Investing is a wonderful way to grow your money, but the financial terminology associated with it can scare some people. What is a mutual fund? I searched online to […]

How To Buy The Right Refrigerator

Learn how you can get a fantastic deal When buying a new refrigerator that fits your home and budget! Alright, it’s happening! We’re expecting to move into our townhouse in November/December. It’s a new build and we’ll have 3 bedrooms and 2 1/2 bathrooms. That’ll be enough space for the home office and guests. Our […]

Why You Need a Car Emergency Kit

Emergencies can be a huge drain on your money and energy. While we can’t prepare for everything, taking some time to get things ready can be a boost when something bad happens. If you haven’t already, take some time this week to get your car kit ready. Roadside Breakdown A couple years ago I went […]