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As we head into the 4th of July weekend, I thought I’d lighten things up a bit, so… Have you ever had a do-it-yourself disaster? I’m talking about cases where you tackled a project yourself in the name of saving money and wound up creating an even more expensive repair for yourself. Know your limits I’ll start by saying that I’m a fairly handy guy, and I thoroughly enjoy most do-it-yourself projects. Not only do I get the satisfaction of a job well done, but I also save a nice chunk of cha
Organic and pesticide-free foods are not cheap. They can cost double the price of conventionally grown foods and can make you wonder if paying the price for fewer pesticides or better farming practices is worth it. It’s hard to ignore the increased availability of organic food on the grocery shelves these days. Just walk into your local produce store to see that foods boasting the “organic” label are quickly taking over the shelves with bright marketing campaigns, pretty green logos, and fat
Craig is a Christian missionary, writer, and speaker. Ten years of ministry experience has provided valuable insight for helping Christians deal with their personal finances from a Biblical perspective. His blog provides daily personal finance advice from a Christian perspective. You can subscribe by RSS feed here . It’s a term we have heard of often – net worth. The calculation is relatively simple - add up what you own and subtract what you owe. Voila!
The Iowa Republican is seeking details about insurance the company sold to a man in Texas that left him owing nearly $200,000 in medical bills.

Filed under: Recession , Financial Crisis What a way to go into the holiday weekend, eh? On Thursday, seven banks were shut down by authorities , which pushed the total of failed banks for 2009 to 52 -- which more than doubles the number of bank failures in 2008. Six of the seven banks seized were located in Illinois and the other was in Texas, according to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC). According to the federal group, the Illinois failures are interlinked, as all six
WASHINGTON, July 2 - U.S bank regulators closed Founders Bank, of Worth, Illinois, the largest of 7 financial institutions seized on Thursday . The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp said Founders had $962.5 million in assets and approximately $848.9 ...
My first attempt at a book giveaway mostly blew me away. My initial goal was to see if anyone wanted to win my book, 397 Ways To Save Money , and the answer was a resounding YES. Since over ONE HUNDRED readers entered this contest I’d have to assume it’s because you all love free s$it or you just really want my book. Either way, I’ve spent the last day trying to pick a winner and it hasn’t been easy. The idea was to pick the TWO best money saving tips and award the top tipsters with
Failure Friday is early today: today bank shoot green all the way to the grave is John Warner Bank, from Clinton, IL . Likely more to come today. The FDIC and State Bank of Lincoln entered into a loss-share transaction on approximately $31 million of The John Warner Bank's assets. State Bank of Lincoln will share in the losses on the asset pools covered under the loss-share agreement. The loss-sharing arrangement is projected to maximize returns on the assets covered by keeping them in the pri
The report recommended priorities for the Obama administration as it spends $1.1 billion to compare the effectiveness of drugs, medical devices, surgeries and other treatments.