Friday, December 7, 2007

Home Owner Calculators

If you are thinking of purchasing your first home or even your second or maybe you are wondeing if you should refinance, then you need to check out the FREE calculators available online at Fannie Mae. The calculators will help you figure out just how much you can spend without breaking your budget.

They have calculators dealing with:

  • How much house can you afford?
  • What monthly payment is needed for a house with a specificsales price?
  • How much can you afford with a specific monthly payment?
  • How much is your monthly payment?
  • Is now a good time to refinance?

Buying a home can be a scary process unless you do you homework. So make sure to take a quick stop at Fannie Mae to help work out the money before you take the leap!

Happy house hunting!

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

How To Save Money On Lunch At Work

You've probably heard the old adage before--brown bag it to work, and you can save some money.

The problem is, well, I think in this day and age, the idea of brown bag anything is so blah as to turn anybody off. Somehow, even a guy who spends a good five minutes building his forearms up by trying to squeeze that last half an ounce out of the toothpaste tube can imagine that little brown bag and think, "I'm not that poor."

Well, the good news is that in this day of microwaves and toaster ovens, brown bag lunches don't have to be, well, brown bag lunches. Anything you can whip up at home can usually be re-heated or even made at work.

At one office I worked in, somebody brought in a little George Foreman grill. On my way in to the office in the morning, I'd swing by the Grocery Store across the street and look for a piece of meat that was coming up on sale time and had a discount sticker on it. I'd cook it up on the grill during my lunch break, and throw it on some bread or with something else I'd brought from home to make a tastier, cheaper, and healthier lunch than some fast-food place would have whipped up to clog my arteries and drain my pocketbook with.

Even if that's not an option, microwaves are generally as common as restrooms in the modern workplace. Just cook up a little extra of whatever fine meal you're having for dinner, and the next day, you'll have a tasty, real meal at work that will leave your co-workers wondering what smells so good.

Monday, December 3, 2007

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