Category Archives: Personal Finance

How I Prepare to Meet My Accountant

Up until I got married to The Wife I did my own taxes as they were straightforward!  A W2, a few bank accounts, an investment account and my student loans.  Then I bought a house and got married…that’s when my tax world became more complicated.  The Wife is an independent contractor, and as an independentContinue Reading

My Route To The Leisure Class

When the phrase “leisure class” comes to mind, most people picture private jets, large mansions, and vast family fortunes. They envision people who hold careers as an investment banker, surgeon, or tax lawyer. In short, the general conception is that the leisure class comprises an exclusive group and reflects an unattainable status. This is patentablyContinue Reading

Maximizing Family Resources to Get College Financial Aid

It’s no secret that paying for college is an incredibly expensive proposition these days. Tuition at private schools has been steadily rising for years, and state financial troubles have now caused public school tuition to skyrocket, as well. No matter how much or how long you save, it often seems as though no amount ofContinue Reading

How I Saved $80 with Sprint and Why You Should Read Personal Finance Blogs

I, like most people, do not check my monthly bills that are on auto pay unless something goes wrong.  So I am sure you can imagine my surprise when I was checking out one of the oldest personal finance blogs, My Money Blog, and I learned something about my specific Sprint Bill. In the postContinue Reading

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,Continue Reading

Reflections on My Attempt To Save Money By Driving Less

Of the resolutions I made a year ago, several were concerned with cutting my costs and improving my finances. Most of these resolutions existed in the world of budgets and long-term plans, investments and credit card use. But one of them was different from the rest: my resolution to drive less in 2011 and seeContinue Reading