Frugality

What is Mortgage Insurance?

Insurance

Mortgage insurance, unlike many other products in this market, has a fairly straightforward name.  For most people, the mortgage payment is the most significant monthly outgoing.  While all regular bills require payment if legal action is to be avoided, the mortgage also carries the extra weight of facilitating one of the three basics of survival, […]

Are Gym Memberships Worth the Money?

Saving Money

Millions of people belong to gyms and since there’s a cost associated with doing so they’re also an expense that we in the personal finance world sometimes take aim at. After all, if you’re looking to cut costs you have to look at all expenses and especially those that aren’t completely, absolutely, positively necessary, right? […]

How to Become a Millionaire in 2 Simple Steps

Personal Finance
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There seems to be a lot of talk about becoming a millionaire. It’s kind of that magic number people always dream of reaching one day. I think it’s a great goal to have so long as you don’t hoard, aren’t greedy, and you give generously. I read a good article on MarketWatch the other day […]

Being Thrifty Without Letting Go of Extravagance

True Wealth
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What words describe God and his economy? Big spender. High roller. Spendthrift. These certainly aren’t words we would choose to describe God. Cheapskate. Penny-pincher. Tightwad. None of these words would seem to fit either. So what words would describe God and his economy? One way to find out would be to look at nature. After […]

5 Ways Your iPhone Can Save You Money

Saving Money
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You may think that purchasing a new mobile phone worth several hundred dollars in order to become more frugal with your money is tough to justify, but often frugality is tough to implement because you need to be vigilant in every aspect of your life. With a host of frugal tools at your fingertips on […]

This Week in Personal Finance – May 7, 2010

Personal Finance

I’m writing this from sunny, balmy Knoxville, TN! A group of eight of us from church came down to what’s called the Salt and Light conference. The conference is put on by the Compassion Coalition , a non-profit org. that desires to see churches live out Matthew 5:14, which calls believers to be salt and light […]

This Week in Personal Finance – May 1, 2010

Personal Finance

So this weekend I started the Garden Project! Yep, that’s right – we’re planting a 16’x8′ garden. We’re doing it for a few reasons: We love fresh food and love to grill, so it’ll be great to just go out and pick some veggies, My wife likes to eat organic – so this is a […]

This Week in Personal Finance – March 19, 2010

Personal Finance

It’s been a busy week, but a great week – we’re finally getting over our sicknesses at the R2 household! It’s also a great week because the NCAA tournament begins!  I love March Madness – the games are always full of good sports drama and usually very exciting! But, it’s another week in the books and it’s time for […]

How to Get a Bigger House Without Buying a New One

Personal Finance

If your family’s growing and you need extra space, get it without buying a new home or building an expensive addition onto your house. Here’s how. Clear the clutter in every cupboard, closet, drawer and storage area. Evaluate your keepsakes. Scan photos to revive the memory later. Do you really need nine things to remember […]

10 Money-Saving Tips to Stash $10,000 – Tip #10

Frugality

Tip #10 – Start Packing Lunches! Welcome to our tenth and final day of our journey, where we are looking at 10 money-saving tips to help save $10,000! This has been a really fun series of posts and it’s garnered a lot of great comments!  Keep ’em coming everyone! If you missed the introductory post of 10 Money-Savings […]

10 Money-Saving Tips to Stash $10,000 – Tip #9

Frugality

Tip #9 – Negotiate Your Home and Auto Insurance Welcome to day nine of our roughly 10-day journey, where we are looking at 10 money-saving tips to help save $10,000!   This has been a really fun series of posts and it’s garnered a lot of great comments!  Keep ’em coming everyone! If you missed the […]

10 Money-Saving Tips to Help You Stash $10,000 – Tip #4

Frugality

Tip #4 – Turn Your Heat Down Welcome to day four of our roughly 10-day journey, where we are looking at 10 money-saving tips to help save $10,000!  If you missed the introductory post of 10 Money-Savings Tips to Help You Stash $10,000 you’ll definitely want to check it out so we’re all on the […]