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September 2006 – My New Choice

Monthly Archive: September 2006

Student Loans – Good Debt or Bad? 0

Student Loans – Good Debt or Bad?

It is quite common to hear discussions of certain types of debt as good debt or bad debt, with student loans often being classified as a “good” debt. There is an article on WashingtonPost.com,...

Online Bill Payment 2

Online Bill Payment

Have you embraced paying your bills online or are you more old-fashioned with a preference for hand writing checks and mailing bills? Up until recently, I have always preferred to write out my checks...

Current Carnivals 0

Current Carnivals

As a new week begins, I am participating in a couple of blog carnivals.  Please take a moment to check out the current carnivals as there are some really great posts included this week:...

Would You Like an Extra $200 Per Month? 2

Would You Like an Extra $200 Per Month?

Did you receive an income tax refund last year? According to the Principal Financial Well-Being Index, 84% of the workers surveyed were expecting a refund on their 2005 state or federal taxes. With the...

“How To…” Articles on Personal Finance and Family Life 0

“How To…” Articles on Personal Finance and Family Life

Darren Rowse at ProBlogger just concluded the latest group writing project that is a collection of ‘How To…” posts and articles, which included my post on teaching your children how to save. Now that...

Teaching Your Children How to Save 24

Teaching Your Children How to Save

In many families, money is a taboo topic that is not to be discussed with the children. Unfortunately this results in many children growing up without learning the basics of personal finance until they...

Carnival of Personal Finance 0

Carnival of Personal Finance

In the latest installment of the Carnival of Personal Finance, hosted by Free Money Finance, there are numerous tips and tricks related to personal finance, saving money and eliminating debt. Included in the carnival...

Being a Fool to Get Out of Debt 0

Being a Fool to Get Out of Debt

When I graduated from college, I found myself with substantial student loan payments and credit card debt from my days in school. While I knew that something had to be done to get rid...

Living Without Cash 2

Living Without Cash

Have you ever wondered if the day will come when nobody will carry cash and purchases are made using only credit cards? While that might be a little unrealistic in the near future, it...

How to Curb Impulse Buying 2

How to Curb Impulse Buying

In most cases, impulse purchases are relatively inexpensive items that do not seem like a very big deal at the time. However, the amount spent on impulse buying will eventually become very substantial. When...