Archive for December, 2009

Bad Money: Is There Such a Thing

Posted on December 30th, 2009 by by Jesse Michelsen

My wife recently got her drivers license (it’s a long story) so while she was doing that we spent a good amount of time hanging out at the DMV. It’s not the funnest, cleanest or most enjoyable place to be but…that’s the end of that sentence 🙂 While there, because there are usually way too […]

The Plutus Awards

Posted on December 24th, 2009 by by Jesse Michelsen

Busy busy busy.. Just a quick note, I wanted to bring attention to the Plutus Awards. Since this is the first time they are running, I am sure that many are unfamiliar, as I was. Here is a bit of information about the awards: The Plutus Awards will feature categories such as “Best Savings Account,” […]

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Merry Christmas 2009

Posted on December 18th, 2009 by by Jesse Michelsen

It has been a really busy week and I haven’t posted as much as I would have liked but I just wanted to wish you all a Merry Christmas. Here’s something from my family to yours.

More Ways to Save During the Holidays

Posted on December 15th, 2009 by by Jesse Michelsen

Last week I wrote about re-gifting as a cost saving measure as well as a way to help our environment by reducing waste. Today I will discuss some other ways to help keep costs down over the holiday season. One of my pet peeves is buying things over and over. I am a new home […]

How to Re-Gift With Grace

Posted on December 10th, 2009 by by Jesse Michelsen

I’m sure re-gifting has been around before the phrase was popularized by Seinfeld but Seinfeld put a bit of a negative spin on the concept. I would like to address the topic on a more objective level. The concept is basically giving a gift that was given to you, but for me that extends to […]

Five Financial Lessons Learned from Bambi

Posted on December 8th, 2009 by by Jesse Michelsen

I have two young kids and young kids love Disney movies. One of Disney movies that I admit I can’t remember ever watching all the way through is Bambi. I had the pleasure the other night to watch Bambi all the way through with my daughters and I thought it was a pretty good movie, […] – Giving Life To Your Finances

Posted on December 2nd, 2009 by by Jesse Michelsen

Budgetpulse has been around since 2007 and when I first saw they were going through another makeover, I asked Craig Kessler, the Marketing Director, why they were changing the site. I thought the site was quite good and looked great at the time. Craig said to me, “Because it’s not good enough. There are improvements […]