Category Archives: Personal Finance

Costs to Remember When Looking Into a New House

Costs to Remember When Looking Into a New House

This is a Guest Post from Paula Pant, the blogger at AffordAnything.org. If you like it — “Like” it on Facebook!  Paula Pant, teaches you to live richly + savor life. Check out her site, and follow her on Twitter @AffordAnything. Now that Evan and his wife have heralded the arrival of Baby Boy –

When Paying Off Debt Remember How Important Liquidity Is

When Paying Off Debt Remember How Important Liquidity Is

I was reading Financial Samurai’s recent post how he won’t be paying off his mortgage on a rental property for years despite having enough cash to do so and it really stuck with me.  While FS makes it clear he has enough liquidity to pay off a mortgage on a second property I am in a

Canceling My Cell Phone Insurance

Canceling My Cell Phone Insurance

Last April I asked the question, Is Cell Phone Insurance Worth the Price? I think I came up with the proper determination as to whether Cell Phone Insurance is worth it. …there seems to be a turning point when your replacement phone (through e-bay, Craig’s list, etc.) is at or near the price of your deductible.

What Will My Mortgage Cost a Month?

What Will My Mortgage Cost a Month?

Since the birth of our baby The Wife and I have been discussing future living arrangments lately.  As often happens her parents (who live about 2.5 hours away) are visiting a lot more since there is someone there more important than The Wife and I (i.e. my cute child).  But we only live in a

5 Common Tax Mistakes You Shouldn’t Be Making

5 Common Tax Mistakes You Shouldn’t Be Making

With just over a month to go before the Tax Man comes around, many consumers are scrambling to get their receipts and W-2s in order so they can file their taxes and hopefully get a nice refund check. With so many people in such a mad rush to get their returns out the door in