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Archives for July 2008

Build a Simple Dashboard-Style View of Your Finances

Last week I took the one-step challenge to organize my finances. To meet the challenge, I decided to build a one-sheet, dashboard-style view of our finances. I determined it should have our personal income statement and balance sheet, as well as the account IDs and passwords associated with those accounts. The dashboard will also provide […]

Pay Off Credit Cards With Home Equity: Secured and Unsecured Debt

After yesterday’s article caused a bit of a backlash, I thought I would follow it up by covering the topic in detail. First, here’s one comment from reader Cat: NEVER EVER replace unsecured debt with secured debt. To even give this subject a thought is irresponsible. If you are responsible enough to pay down your […]

Organize Your Finances: Take Just One Step

Organize Your Finances: “Find One Step” Challenge Credit Withdrawal, fresh off of a severe tagging by Mrs.Micah, just tagged me with the latest challenge that’s running around the pf sphere: “Find one step you can take to make your financial system better or more organized.” I like the idea of this challenge because of how […]

Frugal Vacations: Weekend Getaways That Don’t Break the Budget

Because most of us can’t take a two week vacation to Hawaii every season, I present some frugal ideas for those quick weekend getaways. The biggest expenses of the weekend getaway are usually the airfare and hotel charges. These ideas focus on limiting or eliminating those big charges. Frugal Friends Are Friends Forever Some of […]

5 Questions With The Money Life Network Members: Sense to Save

I recently joined a blog network called the Money Life Network with six other personal finance bloggers. Each week, I’m presenting an interview with a member. Up next is Kacie from Sense to Save. What would you like readers to know about you and why did you start SensetoSave.com? I’m 23, have been married for a little over one year, […]

Reached Your Contribution Limits? – Your Mid-Year Financial Check-Up #4

Here at Prime Time Money we’ve been focusing on how the mid-point in the year is a good time to revisit your financial situation and see where you stand.  To help get you started, I’ve put together a series of ideas to help you conduct your own mid-year financial check-up.  So far we’ve covered: #1 – How is Your Spending? […]

Got Bad Debt? – Your Mid-Year Financial Check-Up #3

Here at Prime Time Money we’ve been focusing on how the mid-point in the year is a good time to revisit your financial situation and see where you stand.  To help get you started, I’ve put together a series of ideas to help you conduct your own mid-year financial check-up. #1 – How is Your Spending? #2 – Are […]

6 Tips to Earn Hundreds of Dollars per Hour

These days everyone is trying to save money.  As a business major in college, I learned about opportunity costs – the cost of pursuing one choice over another.  The term is usually used to determine which investment choice is the best. However, often the most relevant opportunity costs in my life involve the use of […]

5 Questions With The Money Life Network Members: My Investing Blog

I recently joined a blog network called the Money Life Network with four other personal finance bloggers (plus two more!). Each week, I’m presenting an interview with a member. Up next is Hank from My Investing Blog. What would you like readers to know about you and why did you start MyInvestingBlog.com? Well, the extended version is […]

Are You Saving Enough? – Your Mid-Year Financial Check-Up #2

As I mentioned in the previous post in this series, “How’s Your Spending?“, the mid-point in the year is a good time to revisit your financial situation and see where you stand.  To help get you started, I’ve put together a series of ideas to help you conduct your own mid-year financial check-up.  Second in the series is a review […]

How is Your Spending? – Your Mid-Year Financial Check-Up #1

Here we sit at the mid-point of the calendar year.  Now is a good time to revisit your financial situation and see where you stand.  To help get you started, I’ve put together a series of ideas to help you conduct your own mid-year financial check-up.  First up in the series is a review of your first 6 […]

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