Perfectly Imperfect Family and Finances

A couples thoughts on faith, family, and finances

30’s Personal Finance: A Change of Pace

| November 2, 2010

We started this blog for several reasons, many of which have changed over the last year or so. First and formost-we are no longer in college. Secondly, through the various methods and techniques outlined in past articles we have lowered our expenses and increased our income drastically. This being the case, we have decided to […]

Where can I find a financial planner?

| August 4, 2010

I’m looking for a financial planner who can help me with a monthly budget–bills, saving, expenses, etc. Someone who isn’t just going to try to sell me products, but rather can look objectively at my situation and advise me on the best plan of action. Ideas? Can I suggest you get advice from a friend […]

What are some ways you have cut corners in order to save on expenses this past year?

| August 4, 2010

This question is mainly for those of you running households, that financially needed to curb expenditures this past year. How much have you saved? What advice would you offer others? I have a household of 6 from ages 13 and up. We had stopped using hot water in the washing machine, limited showers of all […]

Do we pay interest on Series EE Saving bonds for educational expenses?

| July 31, 2010

My husband’s parents just discovered that they had a lot of Series EE Savings bonds. The bonds say they are to my husband or his father. They were purchased when my husband was just a child. Can we used these tax free for my husband’s grad school or student loans? http://www.treasurydirect.gov/indiv/planning/plan_education.htm