In September 2010, I published an article that outlined 8 reasons I "still" wanted to buy a home. With the housing market at the height of tanking in 2010, I needed a little convincing myself that what we were going after was still the right choice. This past February 2013, two and a half years … Continue reading Looking Back on Why We Bought a Home (Review of the 8 Reasons)
One of the best things I did for myself and my family was officially “starting” my business in 2011. Getting the business started was only a small part of the battle, the real work came after the paperwork was filed. Nearly three years later, I can tell you that it was worth the effort. I've … Continue reading Starting a Small Business From Scratch
Given my recent responsibilities of new children and having now moved into a more permanent home, I'm turning my thinking to planning for any unfortunate accidents. I'm attacking this from several fronts, including preparing a will & testament, an emergency guide to our family's finances and my personal information, and purchasing some kind of financial … Continue reading How Much Life Insurance Should I Buy?
For the purposes of running my online business, I'm looking to make the switch from PC to Mac sometime this year. We upgraded to all-Mac systems at my office earlier this year, and I'm really impressed with the speed and interface of Macs, and equally disappointed with the new Windows 8 and even plans for … Continue reading Making the Switch to Online Accounting Software
Last week, we finally cut the cord to our cable service and said goodbye to our digital boxes. Part of our confidence in doing so is the fact that we continue to have high-speed broadband coming into our house, and can use a wide variety of online services for watching movies and shows, and many … Continue reading 9 Ways We Get the Most Out of Our Internet Service
The short answer is yes, a husband or a wife can apply and qualify for a mortgage without the other spouse being considered, if you live in a state where the law permits it. As with so many financial questions, the first thing to do is to check your state and local laws. One important … Continue reading Can Only One Spouse Apply for a Mortgage?
I was recently looking through our list of goals for the next 12 months. A lot of it is buy this, replace that at the house, take this trip with the family, etc. If your goal list look similar, you might end up frustrated and wondering what went wrong. While it's fun to plan these … Continue reading Are Your Goals Really Results in Hiding?