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Setting Up A Home Maintenance Fund

Owners of condos or stratas are familiar with the notion of paying monthly home maintenance fees.  These fees go towards the upkeep of the common areas of the building, as well as the regular maintenance of the exterior of the building, such as window washing, lawn and snow care.   1,103 more words

Personal Finance

Majority of Americans unprepared if economy collapses

In the 2013 Brad Pitt movie, World War Z, unlike all the world’s other governments caught in the normalcy bias, the government of Israel had a… 571 more words

United States

When stuff hits the proverbial fan

The “Holy Batman” fund is what my family calls it. Some families may call theirs the “Holy Crap” fund or the “Rainy day” fund. Whatever you call it, everyone needs an emergency fund (unless you have 1 million dollars sitting stashed somewhere). 297 more words

An Emergency Fund is the First Step to A Strong Financial Future

A survey revealed that 4 in 10 Americans did not have $2,000 available in case of an emergency.  This means that if their car broke down, the air conditioner went on the blink, there was an emergency room visit, or a paycheck was delayed by a week they would need to go borrow money on a credit card or from another questionable source such as a payday loan store.  657 more words


Back From Vacation!

Hello all! I am back from vacation and I missed my little blog! I had a nice time out east. It was a little rainy and dreary part of the time, but much better than the 9.5 inches of snow they got back home! 224 more words


Emergency Fund

How much cash should I keep at my fingertips? Considering:

  • Monthly expenses - I am using total expenses for the sake of safety and simplicity…
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Taxes Part Deux

While I was not surprised about not getting a tax refund this year, what surprised me was how much we ended up owing the federal government. 338 more words