Net Worth Review:January 2010

It’s time for another net worth review at Couple Money. With the new year brings new financial goals for us. The big news this month? We bought the townhouse! Let’s see how that affected our bank accounts. 🙂 Cash Savings and Emergency Funds (-$3948)   This category includes our checking and savings accounts. Our joint savings is used […]

Amortization and Mortgage Payment

Amortization is a method that lenders use to allocate payments of the life of the mortgage that takes into account the principle and the interest. What is Amortization for Mortgages? For a fixed-rate mortgage, the payment amount remains constant over the life of the loan. For mortgages, in the beginning of your loan most of the money goes towards […]

Homeowner Bills: Moving and Settling In

We’re moving along with getting the house ready for us. Since we gave our 60 days notice to the leasing office at the apartment, we’re not in a rush this time for the move. We’ve been moving some of the smaller boxes over the last week into the new place that was still packed up. […]

Fiscal Geek Interview

It’s another edition of Sunday Blogger where I share some of my personal favorite bloggers. This week Paul from Fiscal Geek has been kind enough to participate! Fiscal Geek interview Paul, could you tell us a little about yourself? By day I’m a network engineer at a very large corporation. I’ve been in the tech […]

Don’t Buy a House Just for the $8,000 Tax Credit!

I have been a homeowner for less than a week and I’m already mad. While we were looking at places to buy we were given much advice, some good, some benign, and some just plain bad. Bad Home Buy Advice to Avoid The bad advice was from people who weren’t homeowners repeating things they’ve heard about […]