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Busy Summer

July 28th, 2007 at 04:23 am


I haven't been blogging much lately at all. Seems like life is too busy at the moment.

I did want to drop in though and say that my friend and I have done a good job this summer of finding free things for the kids to do to keep their summer from being a total washout.

Our church sponsors an AIA (Athletes in Action) baseball team and we've been going to their games. Free admission and you can buy dinner (hot dog, chips and drink) for $1.75 if you want.

Last night we took them to a Power Team event at a nearby school. They really enjoyed that.

Last weekend my friend and I chaperoned "Wordstock", a teen concert put on by our youth group. They had bands from around the area come and play and also had volleyball tournaments, pie and hot dog eating contests, and water balloon launching. We had the night shift so we were up all night. The kids had a great time and plan on making it a yearly event that will hopefully grow bigger. This year we had 65 attend.

So that's what I've been up to. Still saving money and still paying down debt. I am keeping my sidebar updated even if I don't have time to post anything.

Retirement Advice

July 16th, 2007 at 04:57 am

Here is another good article on retirement funding by Suze Orman.

Money 101

July 6th, 2007 at 10:09 am

Another good site that I find helpful and informative is CNN's Money 101. They have a series of 23 lessons ranging from setting financial goals to buying a home to 401(k)s.

Protecting Your Identity

July 6th, 2007 at 07:23 am


MSN Money website has another good article today. It's titled The Five Minute Guide to Protecting Your Identity.

It lists some known threats to your identity and then gives 16 tips to protect yourself.

Have a Happy and Safe 4th!

July 4th, 2007 at 05:34 am


I hope everyone has a very happy and safe Fourth of July.

Mid-Year Check-up

July 2nd, 2007 at 06:31 am

Suze Orman has us take a mid-year financial check-up in her Yahoo Money Matters column this week. See how you've done so far this year!