From the monthly archives:

November 2009

Is Debt Really What is Keeping you Down?

November 19, 2009

A lot has been said across personal finance books and blogs about the danger of debt and how the elimination of debt can speed you on your way to “financial freedom.” While debt is certainly a hurdle which could prevent you from maximizing your earning potential I don’t think it is THE reason you aren’t […]

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Bank Failures Continue to Grow

November 18, 2009

Back in August I wrote bank failures by the numbers at that time there had been a total of 69 banks fail in the US during 2009. Unfortunately it is time to update those stats a little and provide a little more details on what the FDIC has been up to. To date the FDIC […]

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Friday Finance Followers – Almost Saturday Edition

November 13, 2009

Wow, so it is funny how not planning ahead well enough can catch up with you. I have been super busy with my day job. I have a deadline that cannot be extended for any reason so I spent my supposed half day working to get my reports finished only to be delayed by forces […]

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Digitize Your Coupon Clipping

November 12, 2009

When money gets tight, many families turn to coupons to help stretch those dollars a little bit longer. While clipping coupons out of the Sunday paper might be the most common way Americans get their coupons, there’s a digital revolution happening in the coupon world. In the first half of 2009, nearly 10 million digital […]

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Personal Finance Web App Review – BudgetPulse

November 11, 2009

In the past I have harped on GNUCash as an Open Source alternative to desktop applications like Quicken and Microsoft Money.  As opposed to desktop software there is the big online account aggregators like Yodlee and Mint. One of the big concerns with the online account aggregation sites is security. You are entrusting all of […]

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