Would You Take a Down Payment on a Car?

Posted by Madison on May 19, 2008

I recently put my car up for sale. We have had a lot of interest, but no offers yet. A Bite on the Car This week we had a young man come to look at the car. He wants to buy the car, but he won’t be able to get the money for a couple […]

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Our Dumbest Purchase Ever

Posted by Madison on March 18, 2008

DebtKid recently shared his dumbest purchase ever: a Nintendo DS Lite. In fact, it was such a terrible purchase that he’s going to give it away today! He’s encouraging others to share their story. Here’s ours… Our dumbest purchase ever: a sauna! It’s a tradition in our family that everyone has a sauna at their […]

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Car Buying Tips

Posted by Madison on February 26, 2008

The car frenzy is in full swing at our house. Once I decide to do something, it’s usually pretty hard for me to think of anything else. So it’s no surprise that I’m still busy with the car search! Background First I made the commitment to sell my car, then I asked readers to tell […]

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What is your favorite family car?

Posted by Madison on February 25, 2008

I took the first steps and committed to selling my car. I’m ready to move from a “car I love” to a family car. Now I’m moving to the planning and research phases. I revisited my old criteria that I set in the fall and updated it to reflect our needs instead of wants. Here’s my […]

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Selling My Car: The First Steps

Posted by Madison on February 24, 2008

So you’ve got a debt? What’s the first step in getting rid of it? Let’s take a look at one of my hot-button items in our budget and work through it. In the fall we decided not to sell my car just yet. However, now that spring is almost here it’s time to do something […]

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How Do You Handle Unexpected Expenses?

Posted by Madison on February 18, 2008

Just as I was finalizing our budget we got hit with some unexpected expenses. While the expenses themselves weren’t completely unexpected, the dollar amounts were. Adding in large ongoing expenses can completely throw off a sound financial plan if you aren’t careful. Here’s the big three expenses that we just recently found out about:

2008 Budget Series: Vehicles

Posted by Madison on February 12, 2008

We just finished putting together our goals for 2008. Each year after finalizing our goals we put together a new budget for the year. In this series, we’ll take a look at how we budget, how we use it and our budget by category. How We Create the Budget We use last years budget as a […]

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Cancel Sprint Service Without Early Termination Fees

Posted by Madison on January 21, 2008

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