Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Affording the essentials is essential

Publix

The Publix weekly circular has a section worth checking out. It features inexpensive grocery items that you can stock up on. For instance, you can get a loaf of bread, a bag of salad, or a chicken leg quarter (per pound) for less than a $1. Add another dollar and you can get a box of cheerios or a 4 pack of Campbell's Chicken Noodle Soup. Even in the current economic climate, there is no need to go hungry with deals like this.

Click here to check it out.

Thanks to Julian Price for sharing this with me!

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Financial Peace

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Like most people, the economy has made me more concerned about finances so I decided a couple of weeks ago to join Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University. Its offered at my office and I've found it to be very enjoyable. Its about 2 hours each week. The first hour is Dave Ramsey (via DVD) speaking on different financial topics. The second hour is a group discussion about the topics and any issues we may have taking the necessary steps. There are no complex financial themes here. Mostly common sense and breaking bad habits.

Dave Ramsey has 7 Tips for Financial Peace:
  1. Save $1,000 in an emergency fund
  2. Pay off all debt with the debt snowball
  3. Save 3-6 months of living expenses in savings
  4. Invest 15% of income for retirement
  5. College funding
  6. Pay off your home early
  7. Build wealth and give
Click here for more info on Financial Peace University.