Death Star – And Why I Hate My Mortgage Company

I have a deep and passionate hatred for my mortgage company. I've talked about it before on some posts and forums, and today I've decided to share the entire annoying story.  Now in the interest of not getting sued, or getting nasty e-mails/letters, I'm going to use a pseudonym for my mortgage company. I'll call … Continue reading Death Star – And Why I Hate My Mortgage Company

Honeymoon in Japan – And The Power Of Money In The Face Of Shifting Goals

Good morning everyone, and welcome back! A little while ago I shared some fun information about my $2,000 wedding - and now I'm going to talk about our honeymoon. To Japan. “Japan?” people will say incredulously when I tell them where my husband and I went on our honeymoon, “Why on earth did you go … Continue reading Honeymoon in Japan – And The Power Of Money In The Face Of Shifting Goals

Do You Think “You Can’t Get Loans For Retirement But Your Kids Can Get Loans for College”? Wrong.

It drives me nuts when I see the financial media telling people partial, or half truths, and acting like it's gospel. It drives me even more crazy to see that same bad advice parroted across a million podcasts, blog posts, and conversations. So today, I'm hear to tell you to stop telling people they can't … Continue reading Do You Think “You Can’t Get Loans For Retirement But Your Kids Can Get Loans for College”? Wrong.

The Great Depression vs. The Great Recession – Impact On A Generation

I went to a mall for the first time in years the other day, and it got me to thinking - could the Great Recession have the kind of impact on people as the Great Depression did for those that lived through the 1930's? As the traditional media wrings their hands about the death of … Continue reading The Great Depression vs. The Great Recession – Impact On A Generation