And we're back with the final budget for Tom's Epic Law School Adventure! If you didn't check out the initial post, Tom is an aspiring law student who has a set budget, and has to live cheaply in New York City. Like, on only about $2,200 a month! YIKES!!! Since I've never been to New York (or law school, for that matter), I put a call out to my AWESOME READERS for a suggested budget, and got some … [Read more...] about Budget Friday: Submission 9 – Final!
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Well, if you don't know my position on new cars, read up on it here. Needless to say, I believe that buying a new car is the single best way to ensure you are going to be in debt FOREVER. Not to mention you are throwing money at something that just eats it for breakfast and never gives it back. I am a proponent of finding a great used car to buy, and then shaking the hand of the fool that … [Read more...] about Need A New (To You) Car?
This past Friday I did something unique for the Budget Friday series. I asked the readers of this blog to help out Tom, an aspiring law student, with his budget for living cheap in New York City while going through law school. A few of your stepped up and gave some awesome suggestions. Thank you for that! For those that entered, I am putting it to a vote to elect the best grad. … [Read more...] about Budget Friday Voting!
UPDATE: Contest extended until the end of the day! Get your budget submission in now for a chance at a $25 Amazon gift card! Happy Friday everyone! Thanks for dropping by iHeartBudgets for a unique edition of Budget Friday! If you're new to Budget Friday, check out all the other episodes HERE. Basically, readers submit their budgets for an EXTREME makeover to get them to reach their financial … [Read more...] about Ask The Readers: Budget Friday Submission 9
We have a neighbor that not only leaves their Christmas lights up year-round, but uses them every night. Michelle wants to take a BB gun to each and every light. Wrestling the gun out of her hands, I explain to her that there's isn't a cure for redneck, and that they probably have bigger guns, so we should probably just let it happen and drive another road home as not to insight instant rage. … [Read more...] about How To Use Christmas Lights Year-Round (Without Being A Redneck)
Let's chat a little bit about mortgages, shall we? Made popular in the U.S. in the depression days ("depression", not "recession"), mortgages are a fairly recent concept for Americans. Before that, YOU ACTUALLY HAD TO HAVE THE MONEY TO BUY A HOME! WOW! No, seriously. You didn't own a home unless you could buy it in full. Crazy, right? But mortgages were introduced to help out wanna-be homeowners … [Read more...] about Should I Pay Off My Mortgage Early?