Author Archives: Guest Poster

The American Dream Now Rents

The long-held notion of the American Dream has always included owning a home with the proverbial white picket fence. Today, that dream has become unpractical for many Americans. The unstable job economy paired with the recent bust of the housing market has put home ownership out of reach for many families. Once you look past…Continue Reading

The Wife’s Confusing View on Credit Cards

Post by The Wife I am not a huge fan of credit cards, but I am aware that sometimes they are necessary.  It has been trying but I have learned over time that a credit card doesn’t always have to equate to an uncontrolled amount of debt.  Credit cards can provide security in an emergency,…Continue Reading

Spending vs. Saving

One of the most common questions people face today in the area of personal finances is whether it is better to enjoy your money today, or save for tomorrow.  It often feels like the experts are suggesting that you must choose one or the other and that there is no compromise. However, this is not…Continue Reading

How To Choose A Credit Card For Newbies

Choosing a credit card for the first time can be a confusing and bewildering process. What should you look for? How do you make the best credit card choice for you? There are so many credit cards – Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover – and the wrong choice can cost you a lot of money.…Continue Reading

Musings of a Work at Home Mom

This is a Guest Post Written By The Wife.  The Wife also writes at After The Alter I have always loved working from home. Although sometimes challenging, working from home has allowed me many luxuries that people who work outside of the home don’t have. Don’t get me wrong, I do sometimes miss the camaraderie…Continue Reading

How To Protect Yourself Against Potential Tax Scams

In times past, scam artists and masters of fraud generally operated in person or by paper mail. In today’s hi-tech world, however, scam artists have become much more sophisticated. Identity theft, Nigerian scams, and a host of other fraudulent activities are, unfortunately, quite common on the web. Another area that fraudsters love attempting to bilk…Continue Reading