Was the debt ceiling deal enough for families?

Was the debt ceiling deal enough for families? August 3, 2011 I’m sure you’ve heard by now that after weeks of political grandstanding, Congress raised the debt ceiling so that our country can continue paying for its current obligations. And while the immediate crisis has been averted, the work is far from over. The reality […]

In the words of Thomas Jefferson

“(W)ith respect to future debt; would it not be wise and just for that nation to declare in the constitution they are forming that neither the legislature, nor the nation itself can validly contract more debt, than they may pay within their own age.” — Thomas Jefferson, in a letter to James Madison (1789) I […]

How to make a Shoebox budget

This video is a detailed tutorial that shows you how you can build a budget… using a shoebox. If you’re new to budgeting and don’t know how to go about it, this is a great model to follow. LINKS: The guidelines for this tutorial were originally written by Trent from http://www.thesimpledollar.com Check out his awesome […]

To spend or not to spend?

Our Congress continues to debate raising our Nation’s debt ceiling. The President only wants to spend money and raise taxes. It’s time that the American people stood up and said, “ENOUGH!” Stop spending our children’s future. Our nation is financially bankrupt. Yet, the President, the Democrats, the Liberals, and some Republicans still want to spend […]