Yearly Archives: 2009

Sometimes in Life You have to Ignore the Costs

This post is inspired by my Dog’s 5th Birthday – I love my dog, and I don’t care if she is the right or wrong personal finance decision.  Sometimes, you have to ignore the right thing, mathematically, and live your life.  So please meet my dog, Tinkerbell: No, she is not manly nor does sheContinue Reading

My Experience with Quicken Online

I have never really gotten into budget software packages; I think it is stems from my original feelings that I didn’t want nor need a Budget.  After starting this blog and getting my finances in order, my feelings about the subject changed and The Wife and I created a Plan. Despite the change in feelings,IContinue Reading

Is the IRS Getting Smarter or is The IRS Attacking the Wealthy Yet Again?

Last year, I wrote that it was inevitable that Estate Audits were Going to Increase.  The reason Estate Audits were going to increase was inevitable - there were/are less people who are subject to the estate tax, but no auditors were being fired (i.e. they have nothing else to do lol). Well it seems that there isContinue Reading

215th Edition of the Carnival of Debt Reduction

I am happy to host the 215th Edition of the Carnival of Debt Reduction. The Carnival of Debt Reduction is, a weekly blog carnival that highlights posts on getting out of debt. Personal debt reduction progress reports and posts about reducing debt are what this carnival is all about! All Financial Matters host the 214thContinue Reading

Create Your Own Pension Using Whole Life Insurance

In order to fully understand this post I am going to have to ask you to put down your $19.95 Suze Orman book or shut off your podcast of Dave Ramsey – and give me a chance to describe and illustrate how to create your own Pension Using Whole Life Insurance before leaving me commentsContinue Reading

I Won a $1,000 – What am I going to Do With It?

I am not sure if it was fate, or what, but days after I read FCN’s, “What Would You Would Do with a $1,000” I actually won $1,000!   Actually, I won $1,260 through a 50/50 raffle for a buddy’s church ($20 ticket) but I told the church to keep $260 of it.  I am notContinue Reading