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2 Spend or 2 Save

November 27th, 2009 at 08:43 am

I hope that everyone had a great Thanksgiving! I must say that while most of the hype of the day is trying to get people to spend; ING is trying to get people to save. I know a couple of you have already written about this but I just thought this definitely put a spin on the traditional day called "Black Friday". So how will you be spending your day? As for me I just opened a electric orange account to get my free $121 in 50 days.

35 Days Away

November 20th, 2009 at 12:03 pm

In case you haven't realized it, Christmas is only 35 days away. The question I pose to anyone that maybe reading this is, how do you plan on paying for the gifts you will be giving? Have you been saving for it all year long or will you be winging it. As for me, I have a savings account especially for Christmas. Back when I first started, it was referred to as a "Christmas Club Account" Some banks/credit unions may still refer to it by this name. Regardless of what it's called, it sure is alot easier to set aside money through out the year than trying to come up with the money all at one time. I write all this to say, it you haven't already done so, go ahead now and set-up a seperate account with ING Direct, USAA or whomever you chose for your very own 2010 Christmas Savings account. You don't have to wait until Dec 31 to set your financial goals for the upcoming year. Get an early start now and accept this call to action

Keeping it Real

November 17th, 2009 at 12:47 pm

When I started this blog only a few days ago it was my intent to write at least about something everyday. But then life happens and I adjust. At this point on my journey, it's not about quantity but quality. So if I miss a few days for whatever reason..it's all good

BTW, did I tell you I'm currently deployed to Baghdad, working a minimum of 12 hours a day, 7 days a week. I don't say that to use it as an excuse but it definitely impacts how I'm truly not able to follow my passion. Even with all that, I tend to always remember a quote I read somewhere, "Use what's currently in your hand, to get to what's in your heart"

Here I Am

November 13th, 2009 at 10:31 am

The purpose of this blog is not only for myself but for my fellow warriors in the military. I hope to pass on knowledge that we can indeed be wealthy although the longstanding myth about those in the military not making alot of money. It's not about the size of the paycheck but what you do with the paycheck you have. A paycheck sure goes further when you don't have any debt. So as I begin this journey, I hope to learn and pass along life le$$on$.