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Personally, I think having a mortgage is a good form of debt for me personally because it allows me to fulfill some other dreams I have in life that aren't tied directly to money.
6 months, 1 week ago on Not All Debt is Bad
Paying too much for any type of insurance.
6 months, 3 weeks ago on 13 Money Moves That Scare the Heck Out of Me
I need to do this for my Roth IRA, I'm always scrambling to find $5k right before the end date. Thanks for the reminder.
7 months ago on The Pay Yourself First Concept: Are You Applying It?
Great post, Carrie! Thanks for inspiring people to make more money and get out of debt faster!
7 months ago on Why Making More Money is Crucial to Getting Out of Debt
Thanks for the weekend reading list!
7 months, 1 week ago on Quick Money Tips: Smart Investing Tips to Secure Your Retirement
Cut down on "extra" expenses. Entertainment for example.
8 months ago on The Effects of Inflation and How to Prepare for It
I love skiing, so having an SUV is important to me. The good thing is I don't use it as my main form of transportation (yeah city buses!) so therefore my insurance is lower and people give me cash to drive them up to the mountain. Win / win!
8 months, 1 week ago on Buying a Gas Guzzler Can Save You Money
It's amazing what a well documented complaint can get you with the airline companies. Would be interested to see what their payout is for dissatisfied companies.
8 months, 1 week ago on The Key To Earning Free Travel With Your Credit Card
It's a great place to go costume shopping too!
8 months, 2 weeks ago on Getting Thrifty with Shopping
Chris Guillebeau has a great program called Travel Hacking. Check it out: http://travelhacking.org/
8 months, 2 weeks ago on How to Find the Best Luxury Travel Deals
I would invest in some home improvement projects too :)
8 months, 3 weeks ago on 5 Financial Moves to Make Immediately After You Get a New Job
Nope. I've only had used cars.
8 months, 4 weeks ago on Running the Gauntlet that is the New Car Dealership
I live right by OHSU a huge teaching hospital, so all my friends who are nurses have a hard time finding jobs since everyone moves to Portland, falls in love with it and wants to stay.
9 months ago on Looking for Job Security? Here Are the 5 Best Degrees to Get
@GlenCraig You'll just have to come back and visit again real soon!
9 months ago on Financial Bloggers Meetup in Portland
Thanks for letting us host a FinCon meet up! Can't wait to see everyone next week in Denver!
I have dental insurance through my company. Definitely worth it since I go twice a year.
9 months ago on Ouch! My Uninsured Trip to the Dentist
According to LIMRA, “Three in ten American households (35 million) are uninsured and half say they need more life insurance.”
9 months ago on How to Find the Best Term Life Insurance
My mom owns a rental property and I manage it for her. We went through the city to get some free information, screenings, forms, etc. Super helpful when you start the processes. I think a 12 month lease minimum is a must, plus no smoking and pets, definitely helps narrow it down.
9 months, 3 weeks ago on Find a Tenant: Credit Check and Screening
Congrats. I don't own a TV, but I've been thinking about getting a projector for my basement to watch movies through my laptop and TV via the internet. Thanks for the tips if I ever go the TV route.
10 months ago on How to Buy a Flat Screen TV
@Philip Taylor Learn something new everyday. I need to try this one!
10 months, 1 week ago on The Cost of My Trip to Portland, Oregon