December 2009

PF Bloggers Share Their Top Financial Resolutions for 2010

Personal Finance

December is usually a reflective time of year, wouldn’t you agree? The end of the year is a chance to look back at our successes and failures throughout the year and also gives an opportunity to look at what we’d like to change. I like to make New Year’s resolutions as well. Although I don’t […]

Should You Wait to Give Until You Have Enough Money?

True Wealth

Maybe you’ve asked this question before: “Should I give money even though I am in debt” – or maybe phrased this way – “Should I give money even though I don’t have much to give?” Usually this question can be turned into an objection for giving – such as, “I just don’t have any money […]

10 Frugal Gift Ideas Under $10

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It seems like everyone has tightened their belt a bit this year. With the recession came lost jobs, lowered incomes and uncertainty – it just doesn’t make sense to go out and blow a bunch of money on gifts this Christmas season. So what do you do if you’re still looking for a few frugal gift […]

The Procrastinators Guide to Last Minute Gift Ideas


It’s one week before Christmas.  Do you know where your gifts are? I motion to make the week before Christmas the official start for the procrastinators shopping season! I can’t believe the holidays are upon us.  It’s easy to get swept up in the day-to-day and forget to get the gifts for those who mean the most to us. […]

What Makes People Happy?


Wouldn’t you agree that happiness can be elusive? I mean, doesn’t it seem like it’s what we all strive for and yet many of us never find it. It’s like the tighter you try to grab hold of it, the more we choke it to death and never receive it. The more you run after it, the […]

Should Religion Play a Role In Your Money Decisions?

True Wealth

Adam Baker, a fellow Personal Finance Blogger over at Man vs. Debt had a great post a while back about his issue with Dave Ramsey throwing in religious talk at the end of his radio programs. In his video blog, Adam asked this question: Is Christianity the Only Path to ‘True’ Financial Peace? Baker is admittedly not a Christian, […]

The Most Costly $7,500 Ever Made – What Would You Do For Money?

True Wealth

What would you do for some extra cash? In this rough economy, many people would be glad to make a few extra bucks right now. But how far would you be willing to go for $7,500? Would you steal for it? Would you lie for it? How about kill someone for it? The most costly […]

Why You’re Off Track for Your Retirement (And What to Do About It)


Perhaps you’re sitting there scratching your head, wondering what happened to your plans! Whatever grand allusions you had for retirement – whether it was spending more time with family, more time volunteering or simply more time seeing the wonders of the world  – maybe you find yourself thinking “I may never be able to retire.” Here are […]

How to Alter Your Finances by Becoming a Change Agent

Personal Finance

A whole presidential campaign was built on it;  organizations are constantly undergoing it; and many people want and need it. In a word, it’s change. It’s easy to talk about and desire, but why is it so difficult to change our finances?  Why Change Is Hard? At the core of our being most of us realize  […]

Will Black Remain the New Black?

Personal Finance

Every season it seems like someone is declaring some new color to be the “new black”.  When it comes to personal finance, it seems this year black is the new black. “In the black” is a corporate term that indicates a company is profitable.  In other words, they’re spending less than they make and are […]

Would You Rather Be Filthy Rich or Extremely Poor?

True Wealth

Have you ever played the “Would You Rather…” game?  It pits two opposing choices against each other and people go around and decide which one they’d rather have and why. It’s a good ice-breaker and a fun game to hear people’s insights. That’s exactly what I’d like to do this weekend – play the “Would […]

Win $500 in the 2009 Love/Hate Credit Cards Contest

Credit Cards

How would you like to win a $500 American Express Gift Card or even a $100 gift card just in time for last-minute holiday shopping?  Who wouldn’t!? Joel, over at Credit Card Chaser is running the 2009 Credit Card Chaser LOVE/HATE credit cards contest.  Head on over to Joel’s site to enter your comments for a […]