Monthly Archives: January 2012

Real Estate as an Investment?

When you prepare to enter the real estate market for the first time, you may find that many well-meaning individuals will encourage you to buy as much house as you can with as many amenities as possible because home ownership is an investment.  You may even believe this yourself.    After all, if you plan

Household Saving and Spending Advice

When you are faced with a regular pile of household bills, it can often be a little daunting working out where to start if you’re trying to save money. However, there are some relatively simple things you can do to save on your household bills and ensure you get the best deals available. Of course,

Rudy! Rudy! Rudy!

I refuse to believe that there is a male out there who is in between the age of 22 and 48 who hasn’t seen the movie Rudy.  A feel good story about Daniel Ruettiger, a scrappy little guy who works his tail off to make the Notre Dame football team despite lacking the physical ability. 

The Worst Way to Invest in Real Estate

Have you ever thought about investing in real estate? Would you try to flip your houses, or would you start creating a passive income by renting it out? Personally, I love the idea of investing in real estate and earning my passive income through rent money, but there is a good way to go about

My American Express Spending December to January

Starting last month I decided it was time to get a hold of my family’s expenditures, specifically, those expenditures which are more or less in the discretionary category.  With just two months of data, I don’t think I am going to start looking for trends just yet. Unlike my net worth posts, I am providing