January 2012

Two personal finance blogs are spearheading challenges that will help me with a couple of goals and I thought they might appeal to you as well.  You’ll get support and maybe even make new friends. DeClutter Challenge The Single Saver wanted to get rid of 366 items in her home this year and challenges others […]

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You know that I think home ownership is a good financial move for most people.  It can take a long time to save 20% down especially when you live in high cost areas.  After years of decreasing prices the median price is $350,000 in my area! The international mortgage trends show it’s now just here.  […]

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Everyone has probably started the New Year full of new hope, dreams and renewed energy. The personal finance blogosphere is full of great advice and ideas about how to save money this year. I will add another idea to the list, a little unconventional, but one that worked great for me – slow down! I […]

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After taking a look back at what worked and didn’t in 2011, I’m ready to make 2012 the best year ever!  Instead of making resolutions and getting the baggage that comes with that word,  I make goals in several areas of my life. Make the Goals SMART It’s important to make SMART goals.  SMART is […]

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The first week back in the office after the holidays was not typical this year.  Our office was open Monday when most of our customers were not in the office which made for a nice catch up day.  Unfortunately, I came back from vacation with a bad cold so wasn’t as productive as usual and […]

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