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Most active topic: Help proof the Roth IRA entry - PART THREE!
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 Forum: Personal Finance   Topic: Tracking your money is a pain in the butt..... HELP!

Posted: Mon Jan 14, 2008 2:23 pm 

Replies: 16
Views: 7991


I used to track everything in my checkbook register - checks, atm withdrawls, automatic payments, even credit card and debit card purchases. My balance was the REAL amount of money I had. However this was a paper balance and prone to human error. I also spent lots of time at the end of the month com...

 Forum: News & Announcements   Topic: Choose a new GRS icon

Posted: Tue Aug 21, 2007 1:34 pm 

Replies: 15
Views: 16727


Piggy bank with the currly tail

 Forum: Fiscal Fitness Journals   Topic: sdkramer's Extreme Financial Makeover

Posted: Wed Jul 11, 2007 9:11 am 

Replies: 78
Views: 57475


Hey sdkramer, In your first post you said you hated credit unions (and not to get you started). Can you please expand on that a little? (without getting you started :D ) I have always prefered credit unions to banks. And I prefer Vanguard, ING, HSBC, and FNBO to my credit union. Thanks! BTW, looks l...

 Forum: General Discussion   Topic: Swamped

Posted: Tue Jun 26, 2007 11:08 am 

Replies: 4
Views: 4173


JD, I for one appreciate that there is usually a new article everyday and that we also have the forums to look at. Thanks for being so devoted!

 Forum: Personal Finance   Topic: Help proof the Roth IRA entry - PART THREE!

Posted: Thu Jun 21, 2007 10:21 am 

Replies: 72
Views: 30139


Maybe it's just for my personal use but I was hoping the article would deal more with asset allocation than linking to other articles on the matter. I can see however where that much detail doesn't fit into this article. It looks good so far. Maybe a idea for a future article will cover begginer ass...

 Forum: General Discussion   Topic: Cable and Internet Rates - What do you pay?

Posted: Tue Jun 19, 2007 10:01 am 

Replies: 27
Views: 16346


Mobile phone $36 Basic cable $15 RoadRunner internet $45 I'm thinking of dropping basic cable again (didn't have it for a year) because most tv shows I watch I download off the net (torrent). This is my version of DVR! However I do have a HDTV and I get the QAM 'free and clear' channels for free. OT...

 Forum: Fiscal Fitness Journals   Topic: Zero Net Worth

Posted: Thu Jun 14, 2007 10:50 am 

Replies: 78
Views: 48296


I feel your pain. My grandparents sent my brother, sister, and I savings bonds every year for our birthdays and christmas. My parents set up savings accounts for each of us to put these in (in their names I think - maybe joint). We were so young we really didn't know much about it. Any extra money w...

 Forum: General Discussion   Topic: Best Camera for Three Weeks of Travel?

Posted: Thu Jun 14, 2007 8:51 am 

Replies: 17
Views: 10516


I say get the Canon. It will fit in your pocket and will be with you for those "I wish I had my camera" moments. I'm a Canon fan. I have a 4yr old Canon A70 and the sensor in it died. I sent it to Canon for a repair estimate, even though I had pretty much resigned to buying a new Canon SD7...

 Forum: News & Announcements   Topic: Server Problems

Posted: Thu Jun 14, 2007 8:29 am 

Replies: 9
Views: 8473


Today I'm seeing it on every other link click. I have to hit back and try again. Usually works the second time.

 Forum: General Discussion   Topic: Blow By Blow account of a Housing Addition

Posted: Wed Jun 13, 2007 10:32 am 

Replies: 55
Views: 59954


Nevermind, found the pics on the other site but you might want to post a direct link to the albums.

 Forum: General Discussion   Topic: Blow By Blow account of a Housing Addition

Posted: Wed Jun 13, 2007 10:27 am 

Replies: 55
Views: 59954


Wow, great progress. Keep up the hard work!
(and please post some pics when you get a chance)

 Forum: Personal Finance   Topic: Keep all accounts and investments with one institution?

Posted: Wed Jun 13, 2007 9:53 am 

Replies: 14
Views: 8741


I bank and have my car loan at my credit union. My student loan is with the U.S. Dept of Education's Direct Loan Program. I have two different high interest savings accounts (ING & FNBO). My 401k is through T. Rowe Price becasue of work. I have both my Roth IRA and taxable account at Vanguard (I...

 Forum: Personal Finance   Topic: 26 Years Old and have little debt

Posted: Wed Jun 13, 2007 9:22 am 

Replies: 12
Views: 6567


As usual, I second pf101's advice. Pay off car loan if it is high interest first, otherwise save for retirement. Get your company's match if they offer one, it's free money. If there is no match, a RothIRA is a good choice because you have more control over your investments and can access your contr...

 Forum: Personal Finance   Topic: Old but neat story about how Amish handle personal finance

Posted: Wed Jun 13, 2007 9:16 am 

Replies: 2
Views: 2933


Interesting article. I didn't know they paid taxes and used "some" modern things from time to time.
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