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Smart, Not Perfect

My husband and I recently applied to refinance our mortgage.  We didn’t end up going through with it, because the estimated closing costs were too…




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Five Things to Do With A Bigger Paycheck

Update:  I have completely revised this article to account for the expiration of the 2010 Making Work Pay Credit. Okay, I can hear the screaming…



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Ditch Debt, Boost Credit Scores

In a recent webinar, June Walbert of USAA answered questions and explained strategies for paying off debt and increasing your credit score.  If you missed…


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13 November 2010 Weekend Roundup

Okay, I give up.  I’m not calling it the Saturday Roundup anymore, because I’m not doing a very good job of getting them out on…


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Quotable: B.C. Forbes

“He is a wise man who seeks by every legitimate means to make all the money he can honestly, for money can do so many…


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Quotable: Harvey Firestone

“A man with a surplus can control circumstances, but a man without a surplus is controlled by them, and often he has no opportunity to…


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An Open Letter to DFAS

Dear DFAS, Thank you for all you do to make sure that service members get paid twice each month.  I know it is a big…


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Quotable: Benjamin Franklin

“When you run in debt you give to another power over your liberty.” (Thanks to @mint on Twitter for today’s inspiration.)




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Inspiration

If you have credit card debt, it can feel like you will never get it paid off.  That is one of the reasons that I…


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Paying The Minimum Doesn’t Work

I found this great article and graphic at Cracked.com.  The title is Why You Will Never Pay Off Your Credit Card and it follows an…


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2010 Military Saves Week

The Department of Defense  will launch the 2010 Military Saves Campaign with Military Saves Week February 21-28, 2010.  The goal of the Military Saves campaign is to…


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Home Equity Loan: Gone

This is an exciting day in my financial life – our home equity loan is GONE.  Paid in full.  Zeroed out.  Whatever you want to…


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Is Debt Settlement a Good Idea?

We’ve all heard the advertisements:  “Pay pennies on the dollar!”  “Get out of debt fast!”  “You’d be crazy not to do this!”  I have always…


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Timeless Pre-Deployment Financial Planning

This piece isn't new, but it is still great.  Jeff Rose at Good Financial Sense wrote about his experiences with money and deployment in Managing…