How Much to Save for College?

Our approach is a) college savings is a monthly budget item, b) our kids will be aware of two cost savings routes that make a degree 25% cheaper.

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How Much to Save for College?

How Much to Save for College?

Our approach is a) college savings is a monthly budget item, b) our kids will be aware of two cost savings routes that make a degree 25% cheaper.

Family and Finances, Budgeting

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Working with Your Spouse to Develop a Budget

Working with Your Spouse to Develop a Budget

In a relationship it is easy to get into arguments over budgets and spending. Especially personal spending your partner doesn't see the value of. Here are some tips to keep in mind as you work ...

Family and Finances, Budgeting

Climbing the Economic Ladder and Why It Gets Easier as You Go

Climbing the Economic Ladder and Why It Gets Easier as You Go

The myth is true - the more wealth a person has the easier it is for them to get even more. This post breaks down the reasons why and shows you how to get a ...

Personal Finance, Budgeting

Understanding Total Cost of Ownership - Ignore and Pay the Price

Understanding Total Cost of Ownership - Ignore and Pay the Price

The other day a light bulb in my office burned out. Even though LEDs bulbs were more expensive up front I analyzed the available options and ended up saving $192.06 over 5 years!

Financial Literacy, Budgeting

Budgeting for Chaos - When Life Gets Random
  • January 18, 2019
  • by Emily

Budgeting for Chaos - When Life Gets Random

How do we manage our finances when things are not going well? Here are some ideas for realistically budgeting when life is coming at you fast.

Budgeting

10 Ways to Instantly Improve Your Budget

10 Ways to Instantly Improve Your Budget

Budgeting can be a bit of a challenge. It’s on ongoing effort to manage your money on a monthly basis. If you find you are struggling with yours, here are a few ways to instantly ...

Budgeting

How to Improve Your Bottom Line by Eliminating High Interest Debt
  • October 23, 2018
  • by Emily

How to Improve Your Bottom Line by Eliminating High Interest Debt

Debt is a useful tool to meet personal and financial goals like homeownership or going to college. But interest, especially if the rates are high, can cripple your efforts to pay off loans and make ...

Personal Finance, Budgeting

8 Ways to Win at Budgeting - Like A Boss

8 Ways to Win at Budgeting - Like A Boss

Ever wonder where all the money goes, live paycheck to paycheck or find yourself running low on cash? Here are some ideas for getting your finances where you want them.

Personal Finance, Budgeting

Rural vs Urban Living - Budgets and Net Worth

Rural vs Urban Living - Budgets and Net Worth

Thinking of moving someplace far away? Here are the differences between rural and urban living in terms of budget, housing, net worth and lifestyle.

Personal Finance, Budgeting

Are You Addicted to Shopping? 5 Tips To Stop

Are You Addicted to Shopping? 5 Tips To Stop

Do you shop for entertainment “because baby I’m worth it”??? Does it cause stress later? Scientifically speaking leisure shopping triggers a brain high. Here are some tips to manage it and a strategy to stay ...

Budgeting

What Categories Should Be in My Budget?
  • March 25, 2018
  • by Emily

What Categories Should Be in My Budget?

The key to creating an effective budget, whether you’re creating a monthly or annual budget or planning a budget for an upcoming vacation, is that you need to account for everything. The numbers on your ...

Personal Finance, Budgeting

Smart Spenders Recognize Quality and Pay for It Gladly
  • March 14, 2018
  • by Emily

Smart Spenders Recognize Quality and Pay for It Gladly

As a society we tend to judge each other on how we spend. So and so is “cheap”, or so and so “spends too much”... How much a person spends in dollars is a limited ...

Personal Finance, Budgeting

The Idea of Utility and Why It Matters for Budgeting

The Idea of Utility and Why It Matters for Budgeting

Utility is the overall usefulness you get from something. Everyone instinctively makes decisions based on utility all the time, but do you consider it when you make a big purchase or setup a budget?

Financial Literacy, Budgeting

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