Fast Fix For The Economy

Posted by idawrites on April 24, 2009 in Discussions, economy, Taxes |

I received this in my Inbox this morning.  It’s brought up some interesting discussions elsewhere. I’d love to hear your thoughts: This is from an article in the St. Petersburg Times Newspaper on Sunday. The Business Section asked readers for ideas on “How Would You Fix the Economy?” I think this guy nailed it! Dear […]


Being In Debt Feels Hopeless

Posted by idawrites on April 16, 2008 in Debt, Taxes |

A lot of my favorite bloggers write about Gazelle Intensity. The basic premise is that you focus on reducing your debt with all the intensity of a Gazelle outrunning a cheetah. I’m amazed at the lengths at which some people are able to go to accomplish this. I admire the dedication and fortitude that it […]


First Paycheck

Posted by idawrites on March 15, 2008 in Budgeting, Snowflaking, Taxes |

Yesterday, we got the FIRST check made out to Mark’s new company. WHEW… I have to be honest, I was a bit panicked. The payment was 30 days overdue. Our savings account was officially down to one mortgage payment and 1/2 month worth of child support. To say that I was a little stressed might be […]


Home Accounting Programs

Posted by idawrites on January 23, 2008 in Banking, Taxes |

I spent 14 hours yesterday updating a year’s worth of banking transactions. Why? Because my Microsoft Money program stopped recognizing the file extensions and wouldn’t open the downloaded transactions from my bank. GRRR. So, I now have Quicken. Downside is that it’s a different file type. I had to download the entire year worth of […]

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