Monthly Archives: July 2010

When I Approve of Filing Bankruptcy

One of my friends called me today, very upset about a situation going on with her mother. I can’t really go into much detail, since I don’t know much.  I do know that her father passed away five years ago and there wasn’t any retirement money. Her mom’s health is failing, she is in her seventies, with no retirement or savings. Her mother nets about $1400 since $400 of it is being garnished by one credit card company.  Another is… Read the rest

Tips for Using Home Air Conditioning in Arizona

These tips will help you use your air conditioner efficiently and in the end is a way of saving money since your electricity bill will be lower, and in some cases can prolong the life of your unit since you may be able to catch a problem that could worsen if you just keep running it without having it serviced. Please bear in mind that I’ve lived in Arizona all my life and this information is derived from my personal… Read the rest

Blast from the Past July 2008

Hello and welcome to my monthly edition of Blast from the Past. Out of Debt again was 11 months old in July 2008. Here we go: On the first I wrote that Our Stimulus Check Arrived and shared what we’d be spending it on. On the second I gave an Electricity Update for June’s Usage. I was very pleased that the programmable thermostat had helped out us to save money. On the third I shared where I get my Free… Read the rest

What To Do If You’ve Been Labeled As Spam by Akismet

August 1, 2010: This post has been updated with new information resulting from an email conversation from Alex at Automattic, the creators of Akismet. It seems I made some incorrect assumptions on how Akismet works, so I would like to correct that information now. Following my original post you will find a few more questions that Alex answered for me. Some personal finance bloggers lately have been diving head first into my spam folder, no thanks to my Akismet plug-in. … Read the rest