Personal Financial Update June 2020

Personal Financial Update, September 2020

It’s been a few months since I’ve done a personal update. I do have some big financial news to report. We’ll get to that in a bit. It’s hard to believe that summer is over. Today is actually the first day of fall. The nights are getting chilly, and the leaves … [Read More...]

Investing

The Positives and Negatives of Credit

Some people have short memories or perhaps they are just born optimists. The level of debt in the USA is growing at the fastest rate since the recession hit. The Federal Reserve Bank of New York has reported that the current level of consumer debt is $11.52 … [Read More...]

Infographics

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European Economic Crisis – Midweek Infographic

In 2008, financial institutions in the US began to drop like flies. Lehman Brothers - gone, Bear Stearns - gone, Washington Mutual - you guessed it, gone. Four years later, what condition are we now in? The US banking system has regained much of its strength … [Read More...]

Personal Financial Update June 2020

Personal Update May 2020

It’s hard to believe that it is already May. It would appear that things are starting to return to normal, as certain businesses are beginning to reopen. Granted, there is still a long way to go, but it is nice to see some progress. Here is a brief personal … [Read More]

Gold Buyers Checklist

Thinking About Investing in Gold? Check this Gold Buyers Checklist First.

If you are thinking about investing in gold, then there are a few things that you need to consider before making your purchase.  I’ve made a gold buyers checklist to cross out before you buy.  Please note that whether or not gold is a good investment, or … [Read More]

impact of the coronavirus

Dealing with the Coronavirus. Personal Reflection APR 2020

April is already more than half over.  It’s still cold here however, as it’s going down into the mid 20’s tonight.  So, Spring has not sprung just yet.  I have managed to cut my grass for the first time, and I cleaned out my mulch beds.  More work to come once … [Read More]

credit card relief programs

Coronavirus Credit Card Relief Programs

If you are carrying a balance on credit cards and have suffered a job loss or income reduction due to the Coronavirus pandemic, then you may qualify for some relief.  Multiple credit card issuers have launched programs to assist customers who may have trouble … [Read More]

Personal Financial Update

Personal Financial Update, April 2020

April has arrived and with it some welcome warmer weather.  I gave my lawn tractor a tune up a few days ago in anticipation of the coming mowing season, and I started to clean out some of the mulch beds around the house.  Work on our cabin continues with new … [Read More]

Creating a Budget Calendar

Creating a Budget Calendar

You know for sure what a budget is or have at least heard of one. Having and sticking to a budget is important to maintaining your finances. But what about taking things a step further and creating a financial calendar? A financial calendar can help you … [Read More]