Midnight Meanderings: New Scale And Clean Car

From my other sites – Over at No. Calories Needed I’m getting a new scale. Over at 99 Changes I’m cleaning out the trunk of my car. Over at the NCN Network I’ve published several updated charts. From My Blogroll – Blunt Money has 9 reasons for NOT buying a stock. Lazy Man shares his current asset allocation.  I think that I shall do this in an upcoming post! The Digerati life has a post about personal finance bloggers and their investment returns.  I’m actually too depressed to even look at mine! My Open Wallet writes a thoughtful post about having an “open wallet”. My Two Dollars has a list of state sales tax holidays. Paid Twice announces the shopping…

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The Most Awesome Readers In The World Share Their Best Personal Finance Tips

A few weeks ago, I asked readers to share their practical tips for personal finance newbies.  Here’s a summary of responses – Spend less than you earn.  The granddaddy of them all.  All progress begins with this first step.  If you want to get out of debt and increase your savings, you must decrease your spending and live below your means.  Period. Don’t be intimidated by personal finance terminology. Create a plan (live on a budget).  I’ve written several articles about living on a budget, including how to create a budget if you have irregular income and how to create a simple budget. Establish goals. I’m believe in having goals.  Here are my financial goals for 2008-2009.  I’ve also written…

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The Baby Is Home From The Hospital Safe And Sound

I am happy to report, our little girl is home from the hospital.  While we still don’t know exactly what she had, she seems to be on her way to a full recovery.  We had to change her formula and we’ll need to monitor her very closely, but the doctors expect her to be fine in just a few days. I want thank all of you who took the time to leave comments, expressing your well wishes, and those who said prayers for her.  It’s humbling to know that so many people who read this site also care about its author and his family. You guys rock! Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee:…

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