Category Archives: Personal Finance

What to do with Unwanted or Semi Used Gift Cards

What to do with Unwanted or Semi Used Gift Cards

Every year I receive gift cards, and in the past I wouldn’t always use the entire balance, or I just wouldn’t the card at all (*gasp*).  So I had to come up with a couple of ways to combat wasting the gift card. Before you judge me about wasting gift cards, according to the New

Living Paycheck to Paycheck Could Cost you Your Life

Living Paycheck to Paycheck Could Cost you Your Life

I recently came up with a theory, and as you would guess from the title, it has to do with the cost associated with living paycheck to paycheck. Living Paycheck to Paycheck forces you to want time to go by faster thereby causing you to purposefully miss life When you need that paycheck to come

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

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