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  1. Question and Answer
    Greetings, I am quite new to this forum being that I just signed up a couple of minutes ago. I am on here to ask about any long term investment strategies I can execute for the next couple of years of my life. Recently, I have read Dave Ramsey's Complete Guide to Money Makeover, and there he...
  2. Homesteading and gardening
    ~SFG is something I've wanted to do for almost 10 years but the costs involved in the start-up scared me. This post will probably scare you all too. :crackup: This year I decided I was going to make the investment and not freak out about how much it cost. It's an investment. Compost: $35...
  3. Debt Reduction & Money Management
    Hello! Dh and I have have recently begun our journey to paying off our CC debt which should be paid by the end of next year. We are looking at doing a 5 year plan to give us an idea of where we want our money to go. We purchased our townhouse 18months ago for 292k which was a great price for...
  4. Dave Ramsey
    I am in a matching 401k at work, and I have taxes taken out pre-investment, so there will be a tax free withdraw. Is this what DR recommends, as most of the time I see him recommended Roth IRA's, which come off the top of your income, but tax is taken out when you withdraw. Can anyone...
  5. Blog
    One of the things I’ve learned living a debt free life is never to dismiss anything out of hand. Whenever I see a money saving tip, investment strategy, or other money management idea I don’t automatically pooh-pooh it as something I can’t do. I’m always willing to try something new — or at...
  6. Debt Reduction & Money Management
    Hi I am implementing the second phase of my return to financial sanity.. 1) saving 2) retirement 3) downpayment for a house. I start teaching in two weeks and since I am playing catchup in all areas, I need some advice. I really would like to find a great financial planner. I am not...
  7. Appliances
    Superstore has a rice cooker for sale this week. I bought rice last week that needs a rice cooker to cook in in order for it to be good. Has anyone bought a rice cooker and found it to be a really good investment? The rice cooker I'm eyeing is $40. I'd be pulling the $40 from my Slush Fund.
  8. Frugal Living
    I've been blogging about my latest acquisition. And thought I'd share. My family has invested in a Vitamix. This is a high end blender, that comes with a pretty hefty price tag. I have wanted on for the last 15 or 16 years. Since I first saw it, it has come down about $1300, seriously. DD10 and...
  9. Frugal Living
    We have some investments that kept going south over the past few months. I heard Obama cautiously say today that the economy looks like it might be turning. Then we received our monthly statement for March. Yes! The investments showed gain! And it was a nice decent gain! Maybe things are...
  10. Blog
    ...And How to Fix Them With the death of defined pension plans, 401(k) retirement plans have become a staple for many employees, but the recent financial turmoil has put these once infallible savings vehicles under the microscope. There have been numerous news articles detailing the stunning...
  11. General Chat
    I posted this before but forgot to say it was a joke, so not too many people looked at it. So I thought I'd try again.... For all of you with any money left, be aware of the next expected mergers so that you can get in on the ground floor and make some BIG bucks. Watch for these consolidations...
  12. General Chat
    For all of you with any money left, be aware of the next expected mergers so that you can get in on the ground floor and make some BIG bucks. Watch for these consolidations before the end of 2008: 1. Hale Business Systems, Mary Kay Cosmetics, Fuller Brush, and W. R. Grace Co. Will merge and...
  13. Debt Reduction & Money Management
    Do you buy savings bonds? If you do, are they a viable savings/investment option? How long does it take for them to mature now?
  14. News you can use
    Lured into cloak-and-dagger investment pitches If you don't fully understand what they're selling, you probably shouldn't be buying.
  15. News you can use
    Investment firms borrow at steady pace from Fed, banks cut back Wall Street companies borrowed from the Federal Reserve's emergency lending program at a fairly steady pace, while banks scaled ...
  16. News you can use
    Investment houses pull back on emergency Fed loans Wall Street companies are continuing to scale back their borrowing from the Federal Reserve's emergency lending program.
  17. News you can use
    12 investment mistakes couples make Two heads often don't work as one when it comes time to invest your money.
  18. News you can use
    Are investment newsletters worth $300? Question: Recently I've been reviewing a few financial newsletters that provide market advice. I don't trust most of them but have been intrigued by some. Would I just be wasting my money ($200 or $300 a piece) or could I actually see some better than...
  19. News you can use
    High-definition TV displays investment opportunities Q: What companies can I invest in to get a piece of the high-definition TV boom? </img>
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