Right, I know, people don’t snail mail stuff anymore. If you are like my house though, we do send a bunch of holiday cards to friends and family. Postage on those can add up quickly.
Archive for November, 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.
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!
Finished your taxes and looking for more deductions for next year? Donate wedding attire to charity, Brides Against Breast Cancer, to receive tax deduction.
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%.
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? […]
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.
I received a phone call earlier this week. Here’s a summary of how the conversation went: Me: Hello. Caller: Do I need a Roth IRA or Traditional IRA? Me: Roth. Where are you opening it? Caller: Scottrade. Me: Do you know what to invest in? Caller: No. Me: We’ll worry about that later. Are you […]
I recently covered how to open a 529 college savings plan. I revealed that we have multiple plans for our children. We currently have six accounts in five different states. Here’s a summary of which states we have an account at and why:
As a mom of small children who spends time with other parents of small children, I’m often asked how to open a college savings account. Below I’ve put together a step-by-step plan to open a 529 plan. I’ve tried to keep it simple, as I often find the reason for not doing anything is because […]