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Goals Update and Weekly Round-up #10


Have you taken notice of my $50 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway? It’s a celebration of debt freedom! So, feel free to subscribe and comment to earn entry points.

I’m finally starting to get into the groove of posting regularly again! My wife and I are still at our friend’s house, but we have found a rental house and plan to move in at the end of the month. This is really temporary while we save up some cash for the initial down-payment on a house of our own. I expect that we’ll be very close by the end of this year.

With my new Amazon Gift Card promotion, I hope to have 100 email subscribers by the end of this month. So far, I have 52 subscribers (up 6 from last week).

Remember that if you refer subscribers, you’ll earn 10 entry points to the $50 Amazon Gift Card contest! Round up your friends and let them know about my site! Not only will it get you your extra entry points, but this site will help your friends’ finances! It’s a win-win! 🙂

Current Entry Leaders

  1. Johannah B.
  2. Jenny Dee
  3. Val
  4. Crystal
  5. Jaymus
  6. Jason Martin
  7. Andrea
  8. Amanda L.
  9. Sharon
  10. Mary R.

Weekly Round-Up

I’ve done quite a lot of financial reading this week. Here are the more interesting articles for your reading pleasures!

Double Your Retirement Investments – by Passive Family Income

Lessons from HGTV’s Property Virgins – by Realized Returns

Bitcoin: The Digital Currency of the Future – by Invest It Wisely

Interview With a Law School Scam Blogger: Kimber A. Russell – by Broke Professionals

Dad’s Retirement – by Retire by 40

Another Miniature Berkshire Hathaway– by Buy Like Buffett

Living Cheaply in College – by Budgeting in the Fun Stuff

Back to School! – by My Financial Trek

Am I Still Kickin’ those Habits? – by Nickel by Nickel

Different Paths Leading to the Same Place: Your Saving Account – by Frugal Confessions

No Income? You May Still Be Eligible to Contribute to an IRA! Here’s How…– by MoneyCone




My name is Derek, and I have my Bachelors Degree in Finance from Grand Valley State University. After graduation, I was not able to find a job that fully utilized my degree, but I still had a passion for Finance! So, I decided to focus my passion in the stock market. I studied Cash Flows, Balance Sheets, and Income Statements, put some money into the market and saw a good return on my investment. As satisfying as this was, I still felt that something was missing. I have a passion for Finance, but I also have a passion for people. If you have a willingness to learn, I will continue to teach.


  1. Thanks so much for including BFS! I wish you the best of luck getting those 100 subscribers within the month!!!

    • Thanks for the good wishes! I’m really shooting for that triple digit mark this month! 🙂

  2. Thanks for including me! Good luck on the move and on saving for the downpayment; we recently moved into a new place and there were quite a few nights there where the place was an absolute mess!

    • Luckily, we don’t have very much stuff to transfer into a new house. Once we buy it, there won’t be much stuff to make a mess with! 🙂

  3. Care to share more — like what percentage of a down payment are you shooting for? And wow you found a place quickly – good for you!

    • We’re going to save up at least 20% for a downpayment. It will most likely take us another year or so (because we want some reserves for emergencies as well).

    • Thanks Andrea! My lovely wife was the designer of the new banner. There are plenty of updates to come for the site!

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