Advice Needed: Savings Accounts…and Stealing?

DilemmaSometimes I think I should turn in my personal finance blogging card. This past week, I’ve been confronted with two different money dilemmas that have me stumped: emergency funds and found money.

I understand the basic principles of both. Emergency funds are one of the most talked about topics in personal finance. And na-na na-na boo-boo, finders keepers pretty much sums up my feelings on pennies on the sidewalk. But it turns out, I have a knack for complicating even fairly straightforward topics. Perhaps you’ve got some advice? Continue reading “Advice Needed: Savings Accounts…and Stealing?”

Advice Needed: Savings Accounts…and Stealing?

E-Funds & Anchors: The Cheapest $600 Ever Spent

EFunds and AnchorsThis week, we paid off Mr. P’s car loan. Approximately 56 minutes after clicking “submit” on the payment, our furnace started squawking. I had a morning appointment to keep, but Mr. P promised to stand at the ready in the basement. I’m not entirely sure what that entailed, but I like to imagine him with a fire extinguisher and the HVAC guy on speed dial.

When I returned home an hour later, I was assaulted with the smell of burnt toast. Since Mr. P isn’t much of a breakfast eater, I could only assume things went from noisy to worse. Sure enough, there was nary a squawk or a squeak to be heard. Silence filled the house. Mr. P had turned off the furnace and put in a call for the repairman. Continue reading “E-Funds & Anchors: The Cheapest $600 Ever Spent”

E-Funds & Anchors: The Cheapest $600 Ever Spent