Archive for January, 2008

Going Back to Work? More Considerations

Posted by Madison on January 31, 2008

I recently put together the financial considerations to help me decide if I should go back to work or stay home. I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about this… and not just in the last two days. It’s something I’ve been thinking about since I started my leave last fall. There’s so much to consider both financially […]

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Why We Have an Adjustable Rate Mortgage

Posted by Madison on January 30, 2008

We have an adjustable rate mortgage and it’s a good thing! Adjustable Rate Mortgages (ARMs) have been blamed recently for a lot of the housing troubles going on. However, adjustable rate mortgages do serve a purpose and meet the financial needs for some people, including us. We carefully selected the best product to match our financial […]

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Should I Stay Home or Go Back to Work?

Posted by Madison on January 29, 2008

Photography by Oslo In The Summertime I’m scheduled to return to work in a couple weeks after a 5 month maternity leave. As the date draws closer, I find myself questioning whether I want to stay home or go back to work. It’s a dilemma that many moms face, and I had the same questions […]

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Money Matters for All Ages: The Complete Guide

Posted by Madison on January 26, 2008

Sixteen personal finance writers put together an outstanding guide of finance material that spans a lifetime in the Money Matters for All Ages series. The entire series is also available to download in a free e-book. Here’s the highlights:

Economic Stimulus Intent Fails at Our House

Posted by Madison on January 25, 2008

Last week the President proposed a new economic stimulus package. It would be similar to the checks that were sent to taxpayers in 2001 to stimulate the economy.

Investment Snowflaking

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Debt snowflaking is a successful technique to get out of debt. In addition to the fixed amount that you have planned each month, you apply all the extra money you find to paydown your debt faster. It’s an extension of the snowball method and snowball calculator. Investment Snowflaking I didn’t want the investing crowd to be left […]

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IRS Agent Answers More Tax Questions

Posted by Madison on January 23, 2008

Last minute tax questions? Ask an IRS agent directly!

ING $25 Signup Bonus

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Cancel Sprint Service Without Early Termination Fees

Posted by Madison on January 21, 2008

This article could save you hundreds of dollars but to display it you need to follow these four easy steps: Click here and select your state. OPTIONAL: Get a quote from any of the listed companies. Return here and enter the name of FIRST insurance company that appears in the list. Click “Unlock” to display […]

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Guide to Couponing

Posted by Madison on January 18, 2008

My New Years Resolution was to stop super couponing. Why? Because I got so into it, I ended up spending way too much time on it. I also got some sort of mental block when I went to the store. If it wasn’t on sale, super cheap, or free I couldn’t bring myself to buy […]

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