Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Car buying = rocket science

Car buying = rocket science. I did not know that. Correctly reading and understanding the ads has to do with the rocket science.

Attempt 1:
Lease Price: $243 per month
Apparently this is just a number. On top of that we need to add back the information on the purchace side of the ad. $400 recent college grad and $600 stimulus check.

Attempt 2:
Purchase Price: $21K plus $400 for recent college grad
Nope this one we need to add back the $1500 b/c we want the low financing option.

On a positive note.
Some dealerships have special pricing for AAA members.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

buying used

It is a real struggle to get out of the leasing mode and buying a used car. Too bad that fits better into our finances.

Monday, May 26, 2008

car purchases

Apparently it is cheaper to buy cars than to lease and it is cheaper to buy used then to buy new. There is such a discrepancy b/w the interest rate of new cars and used cars. Cars being considered are the Chevy, Toyota and Honda.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

The Birthday Girl

This month our daughter turns 1! Yeah.
Dear daughter,
You are a vision of loveliness. Everyone says how pretty your smile is when they see you. I hope you always feel special and loved.

Happy Mother's Day to everyone

Happy Mother's Day. Hope everyone had a wonderful day!

Friday, May 2, 2008

For those of you who have experienced miscarriages; your children are not forgotten

I saw this and thought it was appropriate.

"No farewell words were spoken,
No time to say goodbye,
You were gone before we knew it,
And only God knows why."

There was also a reference to Isaiah 49: 15-16

Baby Items to be Used and Reused

There are alot of baby items that we have been able to use and reuse.

One problem that I have found with recycling toys is that if the child remembers the toy; the child wants the toy. Go figure.
It was easy passing everything from my first to my second but passing onto my third is sometimes a struggle. Son 1 doesn't remember having the toy but reminds Son 2 that the toy is his (son 2's) rather than third child's. Bummer!
Here is a good post from Moolanomy regarding spending tips when having newborns.

Recent posts from the Financial World of Blogging

Here is a good post from Squakfox regarding the things that you need to carry with you.

Prime Time Money has a good post regarding identity theft.

There are two posts from No Credit Needed that I would like to recommend.
1) interesting PF posts.
2)"How My Fellow Money Blog Network Members Have Helped Save Me Money."

Money Blue Book also has a good post regarding using the extended warranties offered by the credit card companies.

Wondering ... What is Mommy Time?

Is mommy time when you take time to be by yourself, with your husband, with your family or with your friends?
What does mommy time mean to you?
I tend to think that mommy time is time spent being a mom and you are having fun.