Monthly Archives: October 2009

Taking My Daughter To The Bank To Open Her First Savings Account

I am so excited. I am going to take my oldest daughter to the bank and help her open her first savings account! She’s ten now, having recently celebrated her birthday, and she has some birthday-checks to cash.  One of … Continue reading

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How A Silly Little Experiment Helped Me Get Out Of Debt

I once sent a credit card company $5 per day, every day, for a month.  Seriously. The year was 2005 and I was in full on debt reduction mode.  Pumped up by the comments left by my readers – and … Continue reading

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Only Six Months Left To Make Year 2009 Contributions To Roth IRA Or Traditional IRA

My wife and I both have contributions to the retirement plans offered by our employers deducted from our paychecks.  In addition to those pre-tax retirement contributions, we also make monthly contributions to our Roth IRAs. For me, the annual contribution … Continue reading

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Some Thoughts About Thinking

Isn’t it amazing how our thoughts work?  I’m sitting here, typing this article, and it’s October 7, 2009.  There’s a part of my brain that is occupied with next word I’m going to type.  There’s another part that’s focusing on … Continue reading

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