Newlywed’s Beginning Guide to Finances

Post by Amanda Getting married often means learning how to blend two lives together into one household. While it may be romantic during the ceremony, actually merging two lives can be a lot of work. Everyone tends to have their own ideas about how to manage their social, home and financial lives. It took Evan… Continue Reading

August recap and September Goals

How did your $1000 Challenge go?  Mine went phenomenally, but more on that after I address my other August goals. Read King Lear: Success!  I actually read 2 other books as well, some investing book and The Well Trained Mind. $500 extra towards mortgage: Success! I hope to be able to add an extra $1000… Continue Reading

September 2012 Net Worth Update

Every month since January 2011 I have shared how my net worth has changed from the month before, year to date and even the growth since I started this experiment.  I share just the progress and not the actual numbers.This absolute zero method has its obvious draw backs like you don’t know if I started… Continue Reading

How I Make Money Blogging

I have shared a lot of my financial details on this site including my investment strategies, my growing net worth and even a secret business I want to open up, but I have never discussed how this blog operates as a business.  Until today.  I have no real interest in running the type of blog… Continue Reading

Refinance Roadblocks

What do you do when the universe appears to be against all attempts to complete a goal?  Perfect credit, spotless payment record, and 12 years at the same job (proof of ability to pay,) and I never imagined it’d be so impossible to take advantage of the record low interest rates.  But after 2 failed… Continue Reading

Analyzing the Prepayments on One of My Student Loans

As I made my monthly payment the other day on one of my student loans I wondered how much I have saved in interest over the years by adding to the principal some months.  Since the lender didn’t provide me with that information I almost looked at it as a challenge to see whether I… Continue Reading