July 2009

Friday Finance Round Up – July 31, 2009

Round Ups

This week’s Round Up includes posts on the suspension of the Cash For Clunkers program, hiding debt from your spouse, making your own air conditioner, a creative way to try to pay your debts as well as a list of the 10 unhealthiest restaurants.

7 Things You Don’t Want to Be Caught Dead Without

Estate Planning

No one enjoys talking about their demise, but you can’t avoid the topic of estate planning in personal finance. Being prepared will likely save your loved ones a boat-load of money in taxes as well as a lot of stress. Read this no-nonsense guide to 7 documents you should know about when it comes to end-of-life planning.

7 Tips For Memorable Vacations

True Wealth

Are vacations meant to serve yourself or your family? Take a look at these 7 thought provoking tips from CJ Mahaney to create a memorable vacation.

Weekend Edition – Links Style

True Wealth

Unfortunatley, I didn’t get to post this over the weekend because I was so busy, but I wanted to take a minute to say thanks for those who included me in their links this past week as well as being chosen in a few Money Carnivals. Will Chen at WiseBread included my post Should You […]

Friday Finance Round Up – July 24, 2009

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This week’s articles include topics on financial checklists for parents, how to give when you don’t have extra money, letting contentment be a guiding principle for your finances, protecting your Facebook identity online and an extreme case of frugality – the guy who lives with no money.

What Would You Do If MasterCard Called And Canceled Your Debt?

True Wealth

I always get a kick out of watching kids use their imagination to play games.  My two-year old daughter is just getting to this pretending stage. Her new thing is to act like she’s sleeping when in the car and “wake up” and yell “Boo!” to scare us.  She gets a great laugh out of it every time and so do […]

What is a Roth IRA?


No doubt most people have heard of a Roth IRA, after all, they’ve been around since 1998.  Although they’ve been available for over 11 years, I’m constantly amazed by how many people are just simply unsure of exactly what they are or what they do. The Basics: What is an IRA? An IRA is simply […]

A Must Read for Workaholics

True Wealth

I came across these verses in my personal study recently and thought I would share so you may meditate on them.  These are taken from the ESV Study Bible.  I’m including the Study Bible notes as well for reflection: Proverbs 23:4-5 Do not toil to acquire wealth; be discerning enough to desist. When your eyes […]

Friday Finance Round Up – July 17, 2009

Round Ups

Friday Finance Round Up is a weekly post that includes interesting articles and blog posts on money found during the week from across the web. _____________________________________________________________________________________________ Other Christian Money Blogs You Should Read – Out of Debt Christian I’m honored to be included in the list.  Check out the other sites for some great reading about money […]

Should You Refinance Your Student Loan Debt?


As of July 1, 2009, variable rate Stafford and PLUS loans have been reduced to the lowest rates in history! There is no better time than right now for student loan debt consolidation! Here are some tips to consider if you want to consolidate school debt and are thinking about refinancing your student loans: Student Loan […]

How to Change Your Bad Money Habits


If we were being honest, most of us would have to admit there are ways we handle and relate to our money that need to be changed.  Maybe you continually spend more than you earn, or you can’t get out of credit card debt because eventually you use them again to buy something you don’t really […]

Learn to Invest: 9 Simple Investing Basics

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Investing for Dummies – Investing Basics Reviewing investing basics is important whether you are brand new to the investment world and want to learn to invest or have been investing for a while. Sometimes you’ll hear a coach say, “We need to get back to the basics” because the fundamentals are the things that we just […]