I came across this article while stumbling around this weekend. It’s worthwhile and certainly hits home in todays US housing market woes that we’re seeing. Granted it is in one of the more traditionally poor performing areas of America, but nonetheless still interesting.
Photo by: meyshanworldThis week wasn’t so great – the stock market was down, so investments were down, and on top of it someone broke into my car and stole my stereo, DVD/TV setup all while tearing up the inside of my car. Ugh, that’ll hit the ol’ expense book and will hinder the 4k I [...]
Welp, the landscaping and deck building this past week dug deep into the e-fund and overall numbers so they’re not really as bad as they show up because they should both pay off more than the 8k-ish spent on them.
By Jason Van Steenwyk Despite the recent problems in the real estate market, homeownership remains a big part of the American dream. It’s importance is all but woven into the fabric of the American experience: Consider how many of our ancestors came to America fleeing neofeudalism and tenant farming systems, under which they were always [...]
So I refined the ol’ net worth to better reflect and build on my other investments – I think I have a pretty good handle on it now, and I can relate this spreadsheet far better in the weeks, months and years to come. It is really amazing that as bad as the initial -420k [...]
When The Federal Prime Rate Drops, Some People Are Happy, But The Dollar Weakens; What Happens Then?
There is still 7 days 21 hours 45 mins and 20 seconds left to get entered for some great free stuff at Hanks Holiday Handout #2 giving away $200+ of prizes! The Feds have lowered the rate 6 times since September lowering it 2.25% (with another pending on 3/17/2008 at 6am when I’m writing this). [...]
Only 9 days 2 hours 54 minutes left until Hanks Holiday Handout drawing! Looks like we’re down on a few categories since October… …including income. But this is a new format starting this month. I was able to get ahold of my payments and statements back until May, but that is the same time I [...]
The fog is thick this morning here and a little dreary, but here are a list of the blogs I found most enlightening in the past week. Enjoy! No Credit Needed: Find Out How Bad (or Good) Your Situation Really Is Pro Bargain Hunter: Are You Maxing Out Your 401(k) Contributions Not Made of Money: [...]
Photo by: spacepleb It’s finally the end of 2007, where did it go? How did your finances do this year?1. AllFinancialMatters let us know how to rebalance a portfolio come end of year. I don’t have those assets there, but the idea of rebalancing index at end of year makes perfect “cents”. 2. MoneySmartLife shows [...]
One of the major goals of my site (written in my disclaimer) is to be able to give my children a better financial education than I received when I was growing up. The most financial education I have now is that I should be as frugal as humanly possible in every situation as we didn’t have [...]