• Dividing the Financial Duties

    by  • March 14, 2006 • Tagged:   • Comments

    This month’s Money magazine is up over at CNNMoney, and this month’s topic is something near and dear to our hearts: money and relationships. The articles cover how couples differ when it comes to dealing retirement, budgeting, day-to-day spending, and other money matters. There were a couple of good quotes that I thought came out ... Read more →

    Two steps forward…

    by  • March 13, 2006 • Tagged:   • Comments

    Just when I thought I was getting ahead of the game when it came to saving some money, DirecTV sent us a notice stating that the price of their service increased by $5.00, effectively negating my earlier triumph of getting them to decrease service by $5.00. You win this time, DirecTV.

    Slowing Down

    by  • March 9, 2006 • Tagged:   • Comments

    I thought I’d take this time to apologize to Her. In order to stay keeping up with the (pfbloggers) Joneses, I’ve been obsessively scanning news and other pfblogs for stories and such. In doing so, I’ve become glued to the computer monitor. I’m sorry. Can we go out to dinner? Not too expensive, of course. ... Read more →

    A Way For the Non-Techies to Keep Up

    by  • March 7, 2006 • Tagged: ,  • Comments

    I keep up with news and blog updates through my newsreader, but I’m pretty sure that many people don’t have the time or inclination to learn all about the wonders of RSS (and that includes Her). If you’re interested in getting on the RSS bandwagon, there’s a great article over at Blogcritics.org telling you why ... Read more →

    Stuff Extra Cash Under Your Mattress…or Your Missle Silo?

    by  • March 7, 2006 • Tagged:   • Comments

    Russian Thieves Break Into Soviet-Era Missile Silo to Find it Filled With Money Bills The incident would have remained secret, had the wind not blown hundreds of banknotes all over the countryside. So this is where Russia keeps its emergency fund. Haven’t they heard of HSBC/ING Direct/Emmigrant Bank/[Insert High-Yield Savings Account]? (via Digg)

    Emails Here and There

    by  • March 6, 2006 • Tagged: ,  • Comments

    We’ve received a few emails on some topics we’ve blogged about recently, so instead of only responding to the emails, I thought I’d share them here. Re: You don’t have as much debt as we do. But keep on truckin’! We never said that we were the be-all-end-all of debt in this country. BUT, if ... Read more →

    February Net Worth – 2% Less Poor!

    by  • March 6, 2006 • Tagged:   • Comments

      January 2006 February 2006 % Change TOTAL NET WORTH -$98,650.87 -$96,722.28 2.0% Assets Savings $2,798.83 $3,078.00 10.0% Cash* $550.00 $550.00 0.0% His SIMPLE IRA $2,945.29 $3,141.30 6.7% His Roth IRA $6,373.72 $6,451.78 1.2% His HSA $816.34 $801.36 -1.8% Her 401K $5,122.00 $5,313.62 3.6% Her Roth IRA $1,276.00 $1,265.00 -0.9% Upromise $52.94 $53.03 0.2% Automobile ... Read more →

    Round and Round the Balances Go

    by  • March 5, 2006 • Tagged: ,  • Comments

    This month has been a hectic month for me as far as credit cards go. I transferred all of my 20.99% Citicard balance to a 0% MBNA card, good until April 2007. My next highest balance was at 17.99%, which is on another MBNA card. Unfortunately, I found out that I could not transfer the ... Read more →

    Things I Learned By Calling MBNA

    by  • March 2, 2006 • Tagged:   • Comments

    A few weeks ago I applied for, and was approved for an MBNA card that offered 0% balance transfers until April 2007. It had a modest credit limit of $2,500, which allowed me to transfer my $1,500 Citibank Card at 20.99% balance onto it. My next highest balance was on another MBNA card with a ... Read more →

    Art + Stuff = Rock!

    by  • March 1, 2006 • Tagged: , ,  • Comments

    We here at Make Love, Not Debt are huge advocates of the DIY arts/craft culture. In fact, I even have a photoblog (no link because, well, that would destroy our anonymity, and we wouldn’t want that, right?) that I semi-regularly post photos to. And she likes to crochet! We also like to buy stuff. Well, ... Read more →

    Warning: Excessive Use Can Lead To Bankruptcy

    by  • March 1, 2006 • Tagged: ,  • Comments

    In a recent comment, Emily pointed to her post on Creditbloggers that Australian credit card statements may come with warnings to emphasize the potential financial ruin that they can cause. There’s running a contest to see if you can come up with the funniest warning that you can think of. Leave a comment on their ... Read more →

    We’re One Step Away…

    by  • February 28, 2006 • Tagged:   • Comments

    I ran across View From the Sidewalk (via Digg) today during my morning reading. It is a blog of Michael Brown, a homeless man living in the streets of Greensboro, NC, blogging from the public library after being evicted from his home. His views are fresh and quite frank. He is what everyone does not ... Read more →

    You Can Sell Anything On eBay

    by  • February 27, 2006 • Tagged: ,  • Comments

    There’s no disputing that eBay can be a great source of income, while at the same time emptying your house of crap that you don’t need. But how about a punch in the face? As of this post 30 bidders have raised the price to $10,000 with more than 6 days to go. via Digg ... Read more →

    Oprah’s Debt Diet

    by  • February 25, 2006 • Tagged: ,  • Comments

    So She and I spent our Friday night NOT gallivanting with our other friends in their 20′s at the trendiest bars in town, but instead watching the Oprah repeat after Nightline. At least I went to Happy Hour earlier in the night. I’ve never really watched Oprah, but I can tell you that JLP is ... Read more →

    Welcome BusinessWeek Online Readers!

    by  • February 24, 2006 • Tagged:   • Comments

    Hello those coming from Business Week! We’re very flattered that we’ve been mentioned, given our relative youth in the PFBlog community. The mention was small, but totally surprised us! We hope to keep writing about our trials and tribulations with debt, money and each other. Before you leave, please subscribe to our RSS feed. It’s ... Read more →

    Feeds drive me crazy

    by  • February 24, 2006 • Tagged:   • Comments

    Damn you, Bloglines. Shortly after work today the original Feedburner feed started to work again. At the same time, the alternate Feedburner feed decides to NOT WORK. I don’t know what to tell you, oh patient readers. Having two Feedburner feeds kind of defeats the purpose of having a Feedburner feed. Here’s a proposal: I ... Read more →

    Stupid Bloglines

    by  • February 23, 2006 • Tagged:   • Comments

    If you have subscribed to our blog using the Bloglines service, please change your subscription URL to the following: http://feeds.feedburner.com/makelovenotdebt2 If you are NOT using Bloglines, you can either stay subscribed to our FeedBurner feed, or change to the alternative feed. On Monday I noticed that FeedBurner was not picking up ANY of our Bloglines ... Read more →

    Could I love a woman with more money?

    by  • February 22, 2006 • Tagged:   • Comments

    Yahoo is running a series of articles about the relationships that men and women have with money, aptly titled Money, Happiness, and the Opposite Sex. One article in particular, Why Are Men Afraid of Money? (via Forbes.com) – caught my eye. I’m talking about the study last year, which found that men would rather marry, ... Read more →