February 6, 2012

The Total Cost of a Speeding Ticket

I got my first speeding ticket in about 10 years last year. It was just a dumb move on my part as I wasn't paying close attention to my car's speed. I paid $139 for the ticket after court costs...
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July 18, 2010

Options to Increase Exposure in an Attractive Stock Market

A couple weeks ago fear and pessimism seemed to have returned to the stock market. That said I think things are starting to look interesting in the stock market. Stock prices have come down (roughly 15% by my estimation) since...
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June 23, 2010

A Snapshot of our Monthly Cash Flow

Back in 2008 I shared a snapshot of our monthly cashflow while we were DINKS on assignment in China. Now that we back in the US, on a single income and our family is bigger, I figure it might be...
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January 29, 2010

Moving From MS Money to Mint.com?

Back in June 2009 MS Money was officially killed off so it is only a matter of time before I need to find a new tool to help manage our personal finances. Given I had some time it seemed like...
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August 2, 2009

Our Tenants Drive Nicer Cars and Watch Betters TVs Than We Do

I happened to walk through both our rental properties this past week and it really struck me that both sets of tenants drive newer cars and have much bigger TVs than my wife and I. Its one of those things...
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May 25, 2009

Our Current Focus For Cash Flow

I had meant to post this a couple months ago, but figure it still has some relevance. I have been wrestling with where to put our monthly cash flow. Its smaller now than it was when we had 2 incomes,...
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April 21, 2009

Managing Our Spending With Big Ticket Item List

My wife and I are slowly getting adjusted to our single income status. Given our life situation with a new house and baby on the way, there are plenty of wants and needs for us to go around. One way...
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March 2, 2009

2008 Passive Income Review

Where are we at with our passive income? After all this is just as important as measuring our net worth, if we can't generate enough income to pay for our living expenses, that we won't be financially free no matter...
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April 3, 2008

2007 Passive Income Review

Where are we at with our passive income? After all this is just as important as measuring our net worth, if we can't generate enough income to pay for our living expenses, that we won't be financially free no matter...
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December 6, 2007

Wachovia Teller Transaction Service Fee

I checked my Wachovia checking account balance the other day and noticed I got hit with a $8 "Service Fee" charge at the end of the month that I had never seen before. The description for the Service Fee was...
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May 17, 2007

Wachovia Personal Finance Software $5.95 Fee Can Be Waived

Wachovia's Web site allows account holders to email customer service requests. I decided to send a request to see if I could get the $5.95 fee for downloading personal financial software transactions removed from my account. I started with this...
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May 10, 2007

Wachovia $5.95 fee for Auto-Sync with Financial Software

A couple of months ago Wachovia sent out a small notice that they will begin charging clients with their "Free Checking" account a $5.95 monthly access fee for Direct Sync Access for financial software like MS Money & Quicken starting...
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November 14, 2005

If You use Wachovia, Watch Out!

Looking for Wachovia's routing number? Your not alone - it turns out there are several valid routing numbers for Wachovia a result of mergers and acquisitions. Over the weekend I ran into a problem trying to perform transactions with my...
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