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Category Archives: Finances

Sinking Funds And Envelope Budgeting

So this evening I was browsing around the web. I was searching out some blogs and sites about debt reduction. While I am committed to the Dave Ramsey plan at this time, I like to read alternatives just to make sure that I’m not missing some detail. Also I enjoy seeing the progress of others […]

$25K In Change Buys Truck

So I came across an article the other day. A 71 year old man in Indiana paid for a new truck with cash. Not simply cash, but loose change gathered over the years. This as the the third vehicle he paid for with loose change in thirteen years. Over at The Consumerist where I first […]

2008 Stuff

Another year arrives! So this is the typical ‘what to do with the year’ letter. I’ve been giving this some thought and here’s what I’m thinking, in no particular order with the exception of the first item. I want to continue to grow the fantastic relationship that I have with Peg. She and I are […]

$13.73 found, $775 spent, No Problem

Isn’t it great when finacnes are under control! As some may know I started seriously working a get out of debt plan a while ago. As part of that project, I have built up sinking funds for various things that happen routinely. One of these is car repairs. Over the last week and a half […]

Tires are expensive

So last night I’m driving home and I hear this repetitive thumping coming from the car. Obviously it’s a tire issue and I figure that I’ve got a flat. So I pull over on the side of the road and sure enough, the front right is quite a bit low. I stop at the next […]