Automobiles

I’m Thinking About Buying An Automobile

Edit October 2007 – Well, I thought about it for a long time, and I finally did it.  Click here to read how I paid cash for our new-to-us minivan. I own 3 automobiles: a 2001 Honda Accord, a 2000 Chrysler Town and Country, and a 1994 Ford Truck. The Honda and the Chrysler are both in pretty decent shape, but they both have over 120,000 miles. My truck is just an old beater that I use for taking off the trash and hauling stuff. I’m thinking about selling the Accord and the Ford, and buying a nicer truck. My wife drives the Chrysler, and she really likes it, but I know she’ll want something newer in a few years.…

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Motivation

My So-Called Personal Finance Life…

I’m going to let you in on a little secret. Now that I’ve got my personal finance house “in order”, I really don’t think about money all that much. My finances pretty much take care of themselves, and I only spend a few minutes a week “managing” my money. In fact, I can give you a complete rundown of what it takes to manage my finances. I’ll use February as an example. January 31st: Deposit Wife’s Paycheck February 1st: Pay electric, phone, cell phone, satellite, and insurance bills, using online bill pay. File bills. February 12th: Deposit My Paycheck February 13th: Pay gymnastics fees (for daughter), pay daycare bill (for son), write tithe check. February 27th: Transfer any excess money…

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Resources

Wachovia $50 Bonus For Opening Free Checking

If you are looking for free checking account, may I suggest using Wachovia.  I have a free checking account with them, and I like their service.  Right now, they are offering a $50 sign-up bonus when you open a free checking account.  Here are the details, ripped from their online site: To qualify for the $50 bonus offer, you must open a Wachovia Free Checking account by clicking on the “Apply Now” button, visit a participating Wachovia Financial Center, or contact Wachovia at (800) 987-2945. When opening the account at a Wachovia Financial Center, you must bring in a copy of this page.  When opening the account via telephone, you must provide the following special code:  FRNA Account must be opened…

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