This Week in Personal Finance – February 26, 2010

Personal Finance

So we’re taking a break from our 10 day journey to save $10,000 to have a look at some interesting items from around the web. If you missed the initial post on the 10 Money-Saving Tips to Help You Stash $10,000, I highly encourage you check that out and join us as we resume next […]

This Week in Personal Finance – January 22, 2010

Personal Finance

What a week.  We closed on our house last week and are still living with many unpacked boxes – but that’s OK, it’s just great to be in and sleeping there! It’s been hard to post this past week since I didn’t plan ahead and have my internet hooked the day we moved in – […]

This Week in Personal Finance – January 15, 2010


Today’s the big day! We are finally closing on our new house. We started the building process back in August of ’09, moved into the inlaws basement and recently have been frantically trying to get a bunch of little things done so we can keep our closing date. We locked in our rate back in […]

Are You Holding a Retirement Time Bomb?

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401ks have been around for years and have been an ever increasingly popular way to save money for retirement. More and more businesses run some type of deferred contribution plan and they are a great way to attract and retain key employees. 401ks are great from an employee standpoint because they are relatively quick to […]

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 […]

Is Retirement Biblical? (Part 2)


In part 1 we looked at the retirement that is mentioned in the Bible and also the idea of rest that the Bible is flooded with. Now let’s look at retirement defined and re-defined. Definition of Retirement Merriam Webster defines retirement as: withdrawal from one’s position or occupation or from active working life. Unfortunately many people often think […]

Is Retirement Biblical? (Part 1)


  Should Christians pursue retirement as one of their major goals – or in doing so, are they pursuing something that is in complete contrast to what God has purposed for them? I think this is a good question to ask, and one that I’ve often wrestled with. As Americans, we generally want to work for […]

7 Tips to Achieve Retirement Success

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Success! Wikipedia defines it as: The achievement of an objective or a goal. When it comes to saving for retirement many of us naturally want to achieve our goals.  The fact is, for most of us retirement is a marathon race and not a sprint so it’s important to have some ideas in mind to keep you on […]

5 Ways to Win the Race to Retirement


    Runners, take your marks! Your heart pounds as you anxiously await the starting gun. With your fingers touching the ground, you get your legs in position ready to spring out of the gate. You’re ready for the race of your life. You hear the sound of the gun and get a good jump! Your […]

Friday Finance Round Up – September 25, 2009

Round Ups

This week’s Round Up includes a Retirement Readiness Quiz, an explanation of the Cash For Appliance program, a look at whether a college education is worth the investment, a video visual explaining the economic crisis and a post to a popular question: should you pay off your debt or invest?

Do You Make These 4 Common 401k Mistakes?

Personal Finance

We all make mistakes – some of them are just more costly than others. When it comes to our retirement savings there’s a host of mistakes that could cost you. Because companies are shifting the responsibility of retirement on the employees, it’s vital to correct any of these mistakes as quickly as you can. 1. Bad […]

Friday Finance Round Up – September 11, 2009

Round Ups

This week’s Round Up includes articles on speeding up your PC instead of buying a new one, clever substitutions to save money, retirement as an entitlement and going green gone wrong.