23 Action Items

September 28, 2009 | Kate Horrell

Don't you hate those articles that tell you to switch to generic toilet paper and stop buying overpriced coffees?  I see the purpose, because a lot of people don't realize that those … [Read more...]

Internet Interest

September 27, 2009 | Kate Horrell

These two articles from The Paycheck Chronicles were featured in Blog Carnivals last week:At the Money Hacks Carnival, Patrick of Cash Money Life selected Pump Up the Savings.At the Festival of … [Read more...]

Membershop Rewards from USAA

September 26, 2009 | Kate Horrell

I was talking to the USAA rep at SpouseBUZZ Live today, and she mentioned their new online shopping rewards program.  I hadn't heard about it so I took the little card, came home and looked … [Read more...]

Quotable: Paula Nelson

September 25, 2009 | Kate Horrell

"A credit card is a money tool, not a supplement to money. The failure to make this distinction has 'supplemented' many a poor soul right into bankruptcy." … [Read more...]

Don't Forget: Museum Day 2009

September 25, 2009 | Kate Horrell

Don't forget that tomorrow is Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day.  Nationwise, hundreds of museums and cultural sites are offering free admission on Saturday, September 26th.  What a … [Read more...]

Coke Rewards: Worth Your Time?

September 24, 2009 | Kate Horrell

Have you heard about these Coke Points?  If you drink any Coca-Cola products, including Powerade sports drinks and Dasani bottled water, you've probably noticed the codes inside the caps or … [Read more...]

Calculating the Energy Efficiency Tax Credit

September 23, 2009 | Kate Horrell

I've been planning on replacing some of our windows before the end of the tax year, because they are 45 years old and also because of the tax credit for energy efficiency.  This tax credit … [Read more...]

Caught by Making It Complicated

September 22, 2009 | Kate Horrell

I can't believe it.  Several years ago, I closed my one department store credit card because I wanted to simplify my life.  Unfortunately, this store constantly offers outstanding … [Read more...]

Financial Fails

September 21, 2009 | Kate Horrell

For some reason, this post just cracks me up.  Carrie at Carrie...on the Cheap writes about Personal Financial Fails That Drive Me Crazy.  There are several aspects to this post.  … [Read more...]

Three Ways To Avoid Library Fees

September 19, 2009 | Kate Horrell

I've written about the many benefits of using public libraries, but there is certainly a negative aspect:  late fees.  My family regularly pays late fees to the library and though I … [Read more...]

Quotable: Dave Ramsey

September 18, 2009 | Kate Horrell

"I came to realize that my money problems, worries, and shortages largely began and ended with the person in my mirror. I realized also that if I could learn to manage the character I shaved with … [Read more...]

"I Just Need…"

September 16, 2009 | Kate Horrell

How many times have you said those words, followed by something that could, possibly, be categorized as more stuff.  I know I have.  Today, I came across a nice article by mnmlist.com:  … [Read more...]

Looking for A New Idea

September 15, 2009 | Kate Horrell

Managing your financial life can be a time-consuming effort, and there are going to be times when you don't stick to your plans. This is one of those times for me: I've gotten off track in my efforts … [Read more...]

Insurance Webinar from USAA

September 14, 2009 | Kate Horrell

On Thursday, September 17th, USAA is offering a free, live webinar titled:  Insurance Crash Course.  A webinar is a live presentation available through the Internet, and this webinar … [Read more...]