The Secret to a Successful Budget: Reviews Roundup

As I’m sure you noticed on the sales page for The Secret to a Successful Budget, I have a lot of positive things to say about MY book.  Not surprisingly, I like the book.  Well, it turns out it’s not just me. I’ve pulled together some of the reviews of the eBook from other websites.  I want to give you a taste of what others are saying about the book and direct you to some outside resources you … [Read more...]

Bible and Money Page Updated | My 10 Favorite Bible and Money Posts

Today I just want to give you a quick update to let you know that I’ve recently updated my Bible and Money page.  The Bible and Money page is a collection of most of the Bible and Money articles I’ve published on this blog.  The more articles I write, the more selective I am about what gets included on this page.  Anyway, if you haven’t checked it out lately, you should take a look. The page … [Read more...]

YNAB Review (You Need A Budget 3) | Finance Software Review

My relationship with You Need A Budget (YNAB) started out in a very innocent way.  I requested a trial copy for research on an upcoming project – my eBook The Secret To A Successful Budget: Practical Advice for Creating a Budget That Lasts.  Since YNAB is specifically geared towards budgeting, I thought a book on budgeting would be incomplete without introducing readers to this computer … [Read more...]

What To Do When You Have A Late Estimated Tax Payment

I’m a personal finance blogger, but I’m far from flawless. In fact, since I’ve started to write about money, I’ve found it harder to keep up with my own finances. We are often reminded  Don’t Forget To Pay Your Estimated Taxes if You Are Self-Employed.  But, this month I forgot to make my estimated tax payment. The Saga Behind My Late Estimated Quarterly Tax Payment Due to frequent crashes … [Read more...]

Moneydance Personal Finance Software Review

Early in 2010, I embarked on a journey to find the best personal finance software.  That journey led me to a product that some months ago I had never heard of – Moneydance. Moneydance Review: 2010 Moneydance Edition Subtitle: Why I selected Moneydance out of the sea of personal finance software: In my research on products, I tend to focus on the feedback and reviews of actual users.  Those … [Read more...]

Please Put Down the Pitch Fork | Exploring Credit Card Fanaticism

You can call them what you wish.  I call them fanatics. Webster’s defines a fanatic as one who has an “intense uncritical devotion”. In the credit card discussion, I would say that credit card fanatics share these attributes: Have an opinion that they think must apply to everyone else. Refuse to see any possible positive benefits of the other side. Have extremely negative things to … [Read more...]

Best Personal Finance Software 2014

Once upon a time I started on a quest.  It was the most noble of pursuits - to find the best personal finance software. My mission, of which I was given no opportunity to accept, is to find or upgrade my a personal finance software by April 30th. I had  Quicken Personal Finance Software, but alas my friends at the Intuit company want to continue to generate income so as of that … [Read more...]

A Guide For Getting Out Of Credit Card Debt

Whatever it was, I’m glad you are now convinced – credit card debt is bad. Credit card debt will easily destroy your plans for any kind of a sensible financial future.  So, good for you.  Let’s get rid of the credit card debt so you can get out of debt. Get Out of Credit Card Debt: The 8 Steps 1.  Remember that things will probably get worse before they get better. Many credit card users … [Read more...]

Dave Ramsey: An Introduction For New Fans

Dave Ramsey is a household name when it comes to personal finances.  He is by far the leading financial coach in America.  And I’ll be honest I am a big Ramsey fan.  I listen to his radio show on podcast and this Christmas I gave everyone in my family the book The Total Money Makeover.  For a few week I wanted to post on some of the things I think are great about Dave Ramsey … [Read more...]

88 Best Personal Finance Books: As Recommended by Personal Finance Bloggers

How I compiled the list of books of best personal finance books: I read through several personal finance posts that included the best personal finance books.  If a blogger suggested the book, I gave that book a thumbs up.  The book with the most thumbs up is number one. Note: Some authors listed the best persoanl finance books according to category. I did not.  Some authors restricted … [Read more...]