Automobiles

Considering Selling My Car (Or My Truck) (Or Both)

My wife and I recently purchased a new (to us) minivan.  We also own a 2001 Honda Accord and a 1994 Ford F-150.  I drive the car, my wife drives the minivan.  The old truck, at this point, is basically just a trash-truck – I use it to haul trash, carry things from the hardware store to home, and pull various trailers.  The van is in great condition.  The Honda is in good condition.  The truck?  The truck will crank – and it does what I need it to do, move stuff from point A to point B. I really like the Honda, but my wife and I realized something a few months ago.  When the new baby arrives, our…

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Goals

15 Resolutions And Goals For 2008 – January Update

New Year’s Eve 2007, I shared my resolutions and goals for 2008. Let’s take a quick look and see how I’ve done, so far! Personal Finance Goals Fully-fund 403b Yes! After some hesitation (due to the fact that our household income may decrease in 2007) I decided to fully-fund my 403b for 2008. The 403b is funded monthly from pre-tax income. Fully-fund 2 Roth IRAs I fully-funded my Roth IRA for 2008 – and I’m saving up so that I can fully-fund my wife’s in a few months. Fully-fund 3 ESAs I have downloaded the paperwork required to open an ESA for my son, but it wil be a few months before I actually begin funding these accounts. Increase Non-Retirement…

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Noted

I Have Released A New Episode Of The No Credit Needed Podcast (Plus A Quick Stroll Through My Blogroll)

I have recorded and released a new episode of the No Credit Needed Podcast.  Click over and you can hear the latest episode – now with a awesome into- and outro-music!  (By the way, if you are new to podcasting, click here to read a recent post about how to listen to free, online audio content.) Here are a few of my favorite posts from the Money Blog Network. JLP has an article about paying kids to study. Flexo received an interesting call from his bank. Nickel has some detailed information about the purposed tax rebate. FMF summarized his 2007 net worth. JD writes about marriage and money. MBH will be saving his tax rebate. Wise Bread author, Jeff Yeagar…

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