Free Download, 1/4/09 Only

January 04, 2010 | Kate Horrell

Today only, January 4, 2009, Walletpop is offering a free download of David Bach's book Start Over, Finish Rich: 10 Steps to Get You Back on Track in 2010.  Bach's previous books include … [Read more...]

Quick But Important

January 03, 2010 | Kate Horrell

I have a mission for you today:  vacuum your refrigerator coils.  I don't do it nearly enough and I am always amazed at how much dust and gunk has built up on them.  Energy is expensive … [Read more...]

Thankful for Emergency Money

January 02, 2010 | Kate Horrell

My uncle passed away yesterday.  He has been ill for a while and it wasn't a surprise.  I want to go to the funeral, as a sign of respect and possibly to be helpful. Times like these make me … [Read more...]

Understanding Income Taxes

January 02, 2010 | Kate Horrell

This YouTube video, while a little boring, gives a great explanation of the basic system of filing and paying taxes in the US.  If you are looking for basic knowledge about the process, this is … [Read more...]

Quotable: Andrew Grove

January 01, 2010 | Kate Horrell

"The Internet doesn't change everything. It doesn't change supply and demand. It doesn't magically allow you to build businesses by turning investors' money into … [Read more...]

Reviewing 2009 Goals and Plans

December 31, 2009 | Kate Horrell

Way back in January, I wrote about my goals and plans for 2009.  My primary goal was to pay off all non-mortgage debt.  My secondary goal was to put as much money as possible into my … [Read more...]

State MSRRA Links Updated

December 30, 2009 | Kate Horrell

I can't quite decide what to do with the list of state-by-state Military Spouse Residency Relief Act links - I don't want it to be stuck at the top all the time, but I don't want you to miss updates … [Read more...]

Saving Money on Rental Cars

December 29, 2009 | Kate Horrell

Rental cars are useful, but boy are they expensive.  I am currently in possession of a rental car because my car isn't really long-trip worthy, and we aren't repairing or replacing it since we … [Read more...]

More Good 2009 Reads

December 28, 2009 | Kate Horrell

They just keep coming - compilations of great posts from 2009.  Today's selection:  Top 135+ Personal Finance Posts for 2009 (That can be used 2010 and beyond)from Jeff Rose at Good … [Read more...]

5 Rules for Gift Returns

December 27, 2009 | Kate Horrell

Now that the holiday gift giving has ended, chances are that you have some returning to do.  According to Consumer Reports, nearly 20% of people intend to return at least one gift.  With … [Read more...]

Good Reads from 2009

December 26, 2009 | Kate Horrell

The last week of the year is often a time for reflection and planning.  RJ at GenYwealth has put together a list of 73 Must Read Personal Finance Posts of 2009.  It is a pretty good list … [Read more...]

Merry Christmas

December 25, 2009 | Kate Horrell

To my readers who celebrate Christmas, I hope that your day is full of joy! … [Read more...]

Quotable: Alan Greenspan

December 25, 2009 | Kate Horrell

"It has been my experience that competency in mathematics, both in numerical manipulations and in understanding its conceptual foundations, enhances a person's ability to handle the more … [Read more...]

Spending a Little to Save a Lot

December 24, 2009 | Kate Horrell

Sometimes there are things, even expensive things, that can save you a bundle.  Maybe it is the fancy coffee maker that helps you break the Starbucks habit, or maybe it is a Netflix membership … [Read more...]