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Home Buying Tips

Posted by ebowen On February - 25 - 2009

Over at moneycrashers.com they have soem great tips for first time buyer looking to buy a house in the current market…it’s a great time to buuy and it looks like the good times are going to last for some time to come.  That being said, it’s a horrible time to sell.  If you don’t have to, don’t.

http://www.moneycrashers.com/its-a-great-time-for-young-people-to-buy-a-house/

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John Exter’s Golden Pyramid – Cash is Crap

Posted by markb On February - 16 - 2009

Here’s a very good graphical representation of why cash = crap.

John Exter’s Golden Pyramid.

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Increasing Consumer Spending – One Pervert at a Time

Posted by markb On February - 16 - 2009

I should be in marketing.  I could come up with this stuff.  Anyway, these are some really funny ads.  Check it out at: How Do You Perceive It.

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How to make money in a recession

Posted by markb On January - 31 - 2009

Found this nice article over at the timesonline.co.uk.  Maybe it’ll give you some pointers on how to make some money during a recession.

How to make money in a recession.

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Personal Finance Collection

Posted by ebowen On January - 17 - 2009

ChristianPF.com has a great collection of the 25 Most Helpful Articles by PF Bloggers. It’s an excellent collection of posts that is helpful to even atheists and agnostics…check it out. In the current economic environment every little bit helps…especially with no relief in sight. I’m sorry to say that I believe we’ve only seen the beginning of hard times to come.

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Guide to Avoiding Foreclosure

Posted by markb On January - 17 - 2009

The US Department of Housing and Urban Development has put together some good information on how to avoid foreclosing on your home.  It might be worth a look: Guide to Avoiding Foreclosure – HUD.

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Forclosed Home Buying Advice

Posted by ebowen On January - 16 - 2009

Things you should be aware of when thinking about buying a foreclosed home…I thought that since many people out there are interested in buying houses right now I’d share this post over at the businessweek.com. It’s actually a collection 26 news articles and 39 blog entries on the subject so it’ll is quite comprehensive. I hope this helps some of you out. Please let me know your thoughts about it in our comments section.

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Money Saving Tips

Posted by ebowen On January - 5 - 2009

Over at futuremoneymatters.com they have a good list of 50 Ways to Save Money in your 30’s.  As with any list of this type most of them you already know but don’t do, but I found a lot of them I hadn’t thought of and are really good.  I know everyone is looking for ways to save.  Enjoy!

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How to Calculate Interest Rates

Posted by markb On December - 30 - 2008

I found this little gem over at youtube.  It’s worth a look…

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Budget Planner Calculator

Posted by ebowen On December - 21 - 2008

It’s exactly what it sounds like.  You put in all your sources of income and all your recurring bills and it it helps you plan out your budget…hope this helps you out.

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Is the economy kicking your butt?  Check out this page.  It has some pretty good advice on how to save money while times are tough.

20 Ways To Trim Your Budget And Survive Hard Times Ahead | My Super-Charged Life.

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Rent vs. Buy

Posted by ebowen On December - 17 - 2008

I found this little Rent vs. Buy calculator online that helps you calculate if you should rent or buy a house.  With interest rates so low right now it may be a good time for people in good financial situations to consider buying, despite what’s going on in the markets.   It’s definitely a buyer’s market right now.  It’s a quick and easy little web interface.  Throw in all the important data and it’ll help you calculate all the pros and cons of renting and buying.

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