Category Archives: Personal Finance

My Experience with Quicken Online

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,I… Continue Reading

Finding Help when Applying for Unemployment Benefits

Finding Help when Applying for Unemployment Benefits

Finding Help With Unemployment Benefits With unemployment at a 16-year-high in 2009, questions about unemployment benefits are on the minds of many Americans. Luckily, there are places to turn for help, including LawHelp and other online resources. Unemployment insurance is a benefit provided by the state for workers who meet certain eligibility requirements and who… Continue Reading

There are No New Rules when it Comes to First Time Home Buyers

There are No New Rules when it Comes to First Time Home Buyers

Like one of my favorite bloggers out there, Bad Money Advice, I don’t really get all these “new” rules that are popping up everywhere.  I don’t believe the “its different” today BS.  I think most of the lists, at best, basically just rehash of old rules that I thought always existed (obviously, minus the past… Continue Reading

What Does it Take to Get to a Million Dollars?

What Does it Take to Get to a Million Dollars?

I had a very depressing/interesting discussion with the father in law this weekend.  I am a huge fan of my father in law, he is/was a great father, a successful business man and an overall great dude. Despite being, what I always considered staunch republican, we got into a great discussion about universal health care,… Continue Reading

Why is Layaway Becoming More Popular?

Why is Layaway Becoming More Popular?

Apparently CNBC is finding that more and more people are using layaway, and I just don’t get it! I have no recollection of using layaway, but then again I am only 27, and part of the generation where everyone had a credit card!  The Simpsons even had an episode where Santa’s Little Helper received a… Continue Reading