January 2010

The Paradox of Money and Satisfaction

True Wealth

I usually spend weekend posts looking at key money passages in the Bible.  I’ve found that I spend a lot of time in the New Testament. This weekend we jump to the Old Testament for our money passage. Ecclesiastes is a famous book that takes a look at life with pessimism, optimism, paradoxes and hammers home the […]

This Week in Personal Finance – January 8, 2010

Round Ups

This Week in Personal Finance takes a look at interesting articles, posts and news from the past week in the personal finance arena.  Give these articles a click!   Kiplinger takes a look at 13 Careers for the Next Decade – I was surprised to see Veterinarian on there. Joe takes a look at the Fine […]

Will Commercial Mortgage Delinquency Rates Increase?


An analysis of FDIC (Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation) data shows that the default rate for commercial real estate mortgages has significantly increased in the recent past. The data reveals that the commercial mortgage default has risen from 2.88% in the 2nd quarter to 3.4% in the 3rd quarter of 2009.  During this time, the multifamily […]

4 Questions to Ask Before You Buy Life Insurance


Oh great – a post about life insurance – doesn’t he know I’m not interested in reading about life insurance? Is there anything people hate thinking about, talking about and paying for more than life insurance? A necessary evil if you will. It just feels like a waste – I mean what benefit do you receive from having […]

3 Ways to Get 2010 Off to a Great Start Financially

Personal Finance

  Happy New Year! It’s hard to believe 2009 is over isn’t it? The older I get, time seems to go by even faster wouldn’t you agree? That is why it’s crucial to get a game plan in place at the start of 2010 – because next thing you know it will be June and […]