Discount Postage Stamps

Posted by Madison on November 16, 2007

Right, I know,┬ápeople don’t snail mail stuff anymore. If you are like my house though, we do send a┬ábunch of holiday cards to friends and family. Postage on those can add up quickly.



My Dollar Plan goes into Witness Protection Program

Posted by Madison on November 15, 2007

No, I didn’t witness a horrific crime… but I did get some feedback from other bloggers about using pen names. My long time readers (those who have been with me all week – thank you!) will notice that my name changed.



In response to Strategy to Contribute More Than Roth IRA Limit Allows I received feedback from a reader, Tony. He thought it would be beneficial if I mentioned some of the rules for Roth IRA conversions.



Taxes, My Closet, and Reader Goal

Posted by Madison on November 14, 2007

What do taxes and my closet have to do with readers? They are all part of my goals before year end. Why not combine them into one goal? I’m going to match the number of readers in clothing donations!



Carnivals are up!

Posted by Madison on November 13, 2007

My first week at the carnivals! Grab some cotton candy and enjoy. Here’s a summary of the carnivals and my articles:



Tax Deduction for Women

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Finished your taxes and looking for more deductions for next year? Donate wedding attire to charity, Brides Against Breast Cancer, to receive tax deduction.



Our Net Worth Increases: October 2007

Posted by Madison on November 12, 2007

Year to date our net worth has increased 19.3% through Oct 31, 2007. Our goal for 2007 is a 21.6% increase. Currently, it looks as if we will surpass our goal before year end. The total percent increase since we began “our dollar plan” is 1058%.



Millionaires in the Making: Pros and Cons

Posted by Madison on November 11, 2007

CNN Money hosts a section on their website called Millionaires in the Making. Once or twice a month they highlight a family that is well on their way. (Or sometimes not so well.) The articles disclose salary, debt, savings, and budgets for the highlighted family. What makes people want to give out all this information? […]

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Weekly Roundup: Off to Watch Football

Posted by Madison on November 10, 2007

We’re off to a football game today… that could be a great future topic pitting hobbies against finances: examining the huge amounts of money we spend on sporting events… Here’s whats going on elsewhere in Personal Finance this week:



Car Not For Sale

Posted by Madison on November 9, 2007

Right now I’m driving a 2005 Mercedes Benz C230. I got it as a birthday present from my husband 2.5 years ago. I love it! And I want to keep it forever…. but there’s two things that bug me about it.