Awesome Posts and $999.99 Giveaway

Awesome Posts and $999.99 Giveaway

Hey ya'll, what's crack-a-lackin'?! Man, it feels good to be back. I mean, I never actually left you all, but doesn't it always feel good to get back from something? As awesome as it is to get away, one of the best parts of any trip is getting home, opening the cupboard, and eating an entire bag of chips. You know what I mean? Anyways, I had to cut my post short yesterday because the wrap ups have been getting super long, and I wanted the posts that I read throughout the week to get some more limelight. Also, I've got a saweet giveaway today, so keep reading until the end. What I've Been … [Read more...]

$1,000 Cash Giveaway!

$1,000 Cash Giveaway!

As someone who espouses (fancy word, huh?) the benefits of planning your monthly spending before it begins, one of my favorite things is when your expenses don't go up, but you get an unexpected bump in income. For me, I used to just blow through my extra cash, like I did when I received my inheritance annuity, combined with an injury settlement to end up burning $100k in under 3 years! YIKES! But today, I'm all about allocating any extra funds toward my goals, whether that be debt payoff, retirement funding, bolstering my savings account, or a ri-donk-ulously awesome vacation! And I would … [Read more...]

Not Enough Money At The End Of The Month?

Not Enough Money At The End Of The Month?

A while ago, I wrote about how I don't make enough money to pay my bills. And though technically true, I do make enough money annually to cover all my expenses and we have a sizeable savings fund set up in case we need it to pay for anything. After writing that post, I have gotten a lot of search traffic directed toward that post, with many people desperate for answers on what to do when there's not enough money at the end of the month. There are a lot of options when this happens, but if you ever find yourself in this situation, here are the first 3 steps you need to take: Take A Deep … [Read more...]

CONTEST OVER: iPad 3 Giveaway!

CONTEST OVER: iPad 3 Giveaway!

In the spirit of the holiday season, it's only fitting that I give something away, because, I mean really, what's cooler than giving?! Getting? Well, I guess getting is pretty cool too, especially if you're the recipient of the most recent giveaway here on iHB. But I mean, c'mon, it's all about the giving! RIGHT?! Ok, ok, winning an iPad 3 is pretty high up on the list, I'll admit. And yes, I just said iPad 3! Merry Christmas To All! To everyone who has showed up, sat through my budgeting rambles week after week and maybe learned a thing or two, I want to say THANK YOU! Truly, it's been … [Read more...]