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It’s Called A Tax REFUND For A Reason

It’s Called A Tax REFUND For A Reason

(This is the first in a four-part series about the wise use of your Federal Income Tax Refund. With the exception of this first post, the advice in this series applies to any windfall – lottery winnings, gifts, even yard sale proceeds.) It’s that time of year...
Get A Guaranteed Return

Get A Guaranteed Return

(This is the second  in a four-part series about the wise use of your Federal Income Tax Refund.With the exception of the first post, the advice in this series applies to any windfall – lottery winnings, gifts, even yard sale proceeds.) In the first post in this...
The Emergency Fund: An Umbrella In A Downpour

The Emergency Fund: An Umbrella In A Downpour

(In this – the third in a four-part series about the wise use of your Federal Income Tax Refund – we discuss the value of an emergency fund. With the exception of the first post, the advice in this series applies to any windfall – lottery winnings,...
The Pinnacle: Financial Freedom

The Pinnacle: Financial Freedom

(In this – the last in a four-part series about the wise use of your Federal Income Tax Refund – we discuss the value of an emergency fund. With the exception of the first post, the advice in this series applies to any windfall – lottery winnings,...
Ours. Not Mine, Not Yours

Ours. Not Mine, Not Yours

The 1st Step in a Healthy Marriage – Combining Finances is a Decision Worth Making Together (See Part 1 Love, Money, & Marriage).  By Clay & Nicole Akers (who will celebrate 16 years of marital bliss on April 1, 2016) According to TheKnot.com, June, August,...
Save 2016 Before It’s Too Late

Save 2016 Before It’s Too Late

     Wait. What?! Does that say Save 2016 Before It’s Too Late? Too late for what? 2016 isn’t even half over. That’s right, we’re only a few months into the New Year, but you must act now if you want to Save 2016. I’m not saying that the whole year is about to...
Make Change Make A Change

Make Change Make A Change

Many people struggle to get their personal finances in order. Compounding the problem is the sheer number of late-night infomercials featuring financial “gurus” selling gimmicks to get rich quick … “But you must act NOW!” But what I discovered several years ago is...
Can You Afford to Drive a Used Car? (Part 2)

Can You Afford to Drive a Used Car? (Part 2)

The question, as the title says, is: Can You Afford to Drive a Used Car? In Part 1, we learned how expensive it is to buy a new car. Depreciation Sucks!  You may or may not have ever thought about it in this way, so I’ll walk through the thought process slowly. Let me...
Can You Afford to Drive a Used Car? (Part 1)

Can You Afford to Drive a Used Car? (Part 1)

It seems like so many around me are being bitten by the New Car bug. I’ll admit, there have been times – even recently – that I’ve heard that bug buzzing around me. A few weeks ago, I think I even got bitten. It’s a good thing I found the antidote! Maybe I...