Happy Columbus Day

Oct 13, 2014: Wish you all a Happy Columbus Day. We Americans celebrate this day to mark the anniversary of Christopher Columbus's arrival in the Americas, on October 21, 1492. Wow! It's over five hundred years since that discovery :). Thanks to Columbus else Americas would have remained utterly unknown to the world.

Three Quick Steps To Get Out of Debt

Sep 24, 2014: At present we are debt free. It's a great feeling to have no financial debts. In fact it's said that the first step to save is to get rid of our debts. We agree.

Debt-Free LifeYour lifestyle can siphon off cash faster than the rate at which you earn it. More so if you lead a fast life where you are conscious of status symbols, social image and can spare no time to manage your finances. Such a life puts one in a perennial race to update stuff to keep up with the latest trends. The result is debt, debt and more debt. Credit card debt, car loans, housing mortgage, student loan(s), insurance payments and more. Consequently you are weighed down by a mountain of debt which can suck fun out of life.

Wish you a Happy Fall!

First Day of FallSep 22, 2014: We wish you a joyful Fall ahead :). According to the U.S. Naval Observatory, officially it began at 10:29 p.m. EDT during the autumnal equinox, when the sun crossed directly over the Earth's equator and both day and night were about equal. Fall will last three months and end on December 20th.

Happy Labor Day

Sep 01, 2014: We wish you a wonderful Labor Day. Hope your long weekend went well :). Ours was spent in de-cluttering our household. This year our focus has been to reduce consumption, so we refrained from buying stuff through "Labor Day Sale" promotions. It feels great to get rid of stuff!

Top 10 Dollar Store Buys

Top 10 Dollar Store BuysAug 28, 2014: Shopping at a Dollar Store is really fun. Over years we have observed that certain goods are definitely cheaper at dollar stores. So we created a dollar store game plan to cash in on low prices. We often wondered how they kept their prices so low. Later we discovered that dollar stores, whether mom-and-pop shops or local franchises of a national chain, get some inventory from product lines created just for discount stores. The rest come as remnants from wholesalers, which explains why we see such a wide variety every week.

However, we are suspicious about the quality of food and kitchenware sold at these stores. So as a policy we never purchase edible stuff or anything that has to do with cooking from them. Barring that we've found tonnes of useful goodies at rock bottom prices. Here are our top ten dollar store buys:

Quickbooks Simple Start FREE - Online 2014

Aug 26, 2014: Quickbooks is offering their product Online Simple Start 2014, FREE for 30 Days. No credit card is needed to avail this deal. If you have a small business with simple accounting needs then this tool might be a perfect fit for you. Simple Start is an easy-to-use free small business accounting software that can help you to manage your business better by staying organized, being prepared at tax time and presenting more professional looks.

Check Scam - Don't Be A Victim

Check Scam - Don't Be A Victim!Aug 19, 2014: We received a letter in the mail which had a check and a notification. It said that we'd won a foreign lottery! So far so good, after all who does not like free money especially lotteries. The next step was to deposit the check but there was a catch which raised our suspicion. We're told to keep the portion representing our winning and wire transfer $3000 back to cover the taxes so that we could collect the rest of our winnings! Our inner voice whispered "Scam, Scam, Scam!"

Back To School - Super Savers Guide

Back To SchoolAug 14, 2014: Back to school season is here. Parents and students alike are busy planning, budgeting and shopping to meet the semester head on. With rising tuition and increasing costs of school as well as college education, getting our kids back to school can be a major drain on our pockets if we don't plan it well. It gets better if we can get our kids to cooperate with us :). Well, easier said than done!

Top Traffic Referrers for FIRE Finance - Jul 2014

Top Traffic GeneratorsAug 05, 2014: July saw us traveling a lot. It was really a challenge to maintain this blog amidst our busy schedules.

Thankfully, we were able to meet the challenge successfully :). Heartfelt thanks to our loyal audience and friends from the personal finance community for sending traffic and visiting FIRE Finance.

We express our gratitude to July's top traffic referrers:

July's Best of FIRE Finance - 2014

July's Best of FIRE FinanceJul 31, 2014: July was renamed for Julius Caesar, since he was born in this month. Earlier, it was called Quintilis in Latin, since it was the fifth month in the ancient Roman calendar, before January became the first month of the calendar year. However in the Gregorian Calendar July is the seventh month of the year.

We like July since on an average, it is the warmest month in most of Northern Hemisphere. Another interesting fact about July is that Spring Lambs, born in late winter or early spring, are usually sold before July 1st. Also, the major league US baseball All-Star Game is played in the middle of July on a Tuesday. And let's not forget that we (Americans) celebrate our independence day on the 4th day of this month. With odes to a warm month, let's "Retro-July" .....

20 to 25% OFF - Budget Truck Rental Coupon - Sep 2014 - Discount & Promotion Codes

Aug 30, 2014: We are extremely glad to present this great truck rental deal from Budget. It offers 20-25% off any Budget truck rental!

Why do we get laid off? A complicated corporate work culture ....

A simple ant
Every morning a small and simple ant arrived at work very early. Without wasting any time he started his work immediately. He produced a lot and was very happy about his contribution to his company :).