Old Advice is Often Still Good Advice

July 25, 2009 | Kate Horrell

For all the world's focus on modern ideas and thoughts, often the same advice that our grandparents followed is still appropriate for our world. Today, CreditLoan did an excellent article (Buying … [Read more...]

Quotable: Paul Clitheroe

July 24, 2009 | Kate Horrell

"The amount of money you have has got nothing to do with what you earn.. people earning a million dollars a year can have no money and.. People earning $35,000 a year can be quite well off. … [Read more...]

A Life of Debt?

July 21, 2009 | Kate Horrell

Visual by Visual Economics   Check them out - fantastic stuff over there! Hmmm, this looks remarkably like my life.  Here's the challenge:  Where are you in this … [Read more...]

8 Quick Financial Fixes

July 20, 2009 | Kate Horrell

As I've noted before, being busy and being careful with your money can be hard to do at the same time.  Last month, Forbes magazine did an article titled The High Cost of Laziness, and the … [Read more...]

Credit Reports and Credit Scores

July 19, 2009 | Kate Horrell

"I really should check my credit report." "I wonder about my credit score." How many times have you had these thoughts?  I always encourage you to check your credit … [Read more...]

Quotable: Ayn Rand

July 17, 2009 | Kate Horrell

"Money is only a tool.  It will take you wherever you wish, but it will not replace you as the driver." … [Read more...]

By Choice or By Circumstance, Living the One Car Way

July 16, 2009 | Kate Horrell

It seems that we've come to a point where many families have as many cars as they have drivers - heck, I know lots of people who have more cars than drivers.  In spite of that trend, there … [Read more...]

Marriage and Money

July 14, 2009 | Kate Horrell

It is commonly reported that financial issues are one of the top reasons that couples disagree or fight.  Certainly, money is a topic that can bring much stress to a relationship.  Add the … [Read more...]

The Bad Side of Being Your Own Boss

July 13, 2009 | Kate Horrell

Self-employment often looks good to military spouses looking for a flexible and mobile careers, and to military members looking to supplement their military income and possibly prepare for a job once … [Read more...]

What's An "Average" Family Spend?

July 12, 2009 | Kate Horrell

I found this excellent chart at Visual Economics (thanks to ericabiz at Twitter).  It breaks down the spending of an "average" US economic unit.  Fascinating … [Read more...]

Six Ways to Find Books at a Bargain

July 11, 2009 | Kate Horrell

My family loves books.  We love to read them, we love to buy them, we love to terrorize the movers with the sheer volume of them.  One thing that this family's Chief Financial Officer … [Read more...]

Quotable: Henry Ford

July 10, 2009 | Kate Horrell

"Failure is the opportunity to begin again more intelligently."  … [Read more...]

I Sold My Old Gold!

July 09, 2009 | Kate Horrell

We've all heard the ads on the radio:  "Do you have old gold and silver?  Bring it to Joe's Jewelers and we'll turn your unwanted items into cash."  The number … [Read more...]

In-State Tuition – Hurrah!

July 08, 2009 | Kate Horrell

Good news!   Beginning July 1, 2009, states are required to offer in-state tuition to active duty military members, their spouses, and dependent children, who reside or are permanently … [Read more...]