From the category archives:

Budget

Sometimes Do It Yourself Is Not The Answer

May 19, 2009

When tackling a home improvement project, sometime the most important thing to remember is to know your limits. Even to Save Cash, Don’t Try This Stuff at Home

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Does Your Employer Have An Emergency Fund?

April 22, 2008

If you are reading this blog, you are probably a financially savvy person.  Therefore, you already know the benefits of having an emergency fund set aside for unforeseen financial emergencies. Many financial experts, including Dave Ramsey recommend that you set aside money in an easily accessible account of, at least, three to six months of […]

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Using Spending Limits To Avoid Money Arguments

January 30, 2008

Photo: jenn jenn Terri Cullen, writing in The Wall Street Journal, shares a good technique for avoiding common money arguments: The ‘$500 Rule’. Here’s how it works: she and her husband have a standing agreement that if she needs to spend over $500, she will check with him first.  Vice versa, her husband will check […]

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Avoiding Impulse Spending By Naming Your Money

January 27, 2008

I don’t agree with everything Dave Ramsey espouses, but one thing we definitely agree on is that you have to give your money a name. First off, I think it is extremely important to have a fully funded emergency fund of three to six months of expenses set aside in a savings or money market […]

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The Bill Checklist

January 14, 2008

Here is a simple hack that will have a big impact on your peace of mind. Unless you are super compulsive about tracking all of your financial transactions, you have probably had those moments where you say to yourself, “Did I pay my credit card bill this month?”. Then, it’s a frantic search through a […]

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Avoiding Impulse Spending By Naming Your Money

December 21, 2007

I don’t agree with everything Dave Ramsey espouses, but one thing we definitely agree on is that you have to give your money a name. First off, I think it is extremely important to have a fully funded emergency fund of three to six months of expenses set aside in a savings or money market […]

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