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...]

Portrait Pictures Shouldn't Be Pricey

September 13, 2009 | Kate Horrell

Now that the school year is underway, we've been spending money on all sorts of extras:  instruments, field trips, and yesterday my kids gave me the forms for school pictures.  What a … [Read more...]

Quotable: Daniel Quinn

September 11, 2009 | Kate Horrell

"Many of the biggest and most far-reaching investments we make in our lives are investments that have little or nothing to do with money." … [Read more...]

Breaking Up is Expensive to Do

September 10, 2009 | Kate Horrell

While getting into my email this morning, a great article popped up:  Don't Get Caught Carrying Your Relationship's Financial Baggage.  Being part of a couple often involves … [Read more...]

Kid's Instruments: Rent or Buy?

September 09, 2009 | Kate Horrell

Ah, autumn is in the air...football games, falling leaves, and the furious frenzy at the music store as families obtain instruments for their students.  With four kids, we have gone through our … [Read more...]

Energy Efficient for the Apartment Crowd

September 08, 2009 | Kate Horrell

Sometimes it seems that energy efficient advice is all directed to homeowners:  get new windows, buy a more efficient hot water heater, you know the advice.  Fortunately, there are lots of … [Read more...]

Cash for Cartridges

September 07, 2009 | Kate Horrell

Ok, so it isn't going to make you as much money as the Cash for Clunkers plan, but it is a lot easier.  What, you ask?  Making cash recycling your old ink and toner cartridges at your … [Read more...]