Welcome back to the Ultimate Budget Series. If you haven't have a chance to check out the rest of the series, here's what we've got so far: Introduction Income Today we’re going to talk about one of the most debated and awesome line items in the budget: Tithing! Now, I know this is a hot topic for some, and for others it doesn't even matter. But the aim of this series is to go through the … [Read more...] about Ultimate Budget Series: Part 2 – Tithing
Archives for May 2013
Hey all you beautiful people out there. I hope you don't have any plans this evening, because I've got an event for you to attend. So snuggle up on the couch, grab a bowl of popcorn, and enjoy watching my face ALL UP ON YOUR INTERNETS! I've been invited to a fun discussion on http://live.huffingtonpost.com to talk about how I WASTED OVER $100,000 in less than 3 years. Yes, I get to recap my … [Read more...] about I Heart Budgets on The Huffington Post
Isn't personal finance exciting? I know, I know, it really is, and sometimes I can hardly contain myself. On Friday, I wrote a fun little piece called "Question Of The Week: Should I Pay Down My Student Loans ?", and I got some great responses and answers from my awesome readers. As I was responding to the various comments and suggestion, I saw a common thread weave throughout, which was to … [Read more...] about Is My Emergency Fund Too Big?
Happy Friday everyone! I hope you are all having a wonderful week, and ready to enjoy a sweet 3-day weekend in remembrance of the women and men who have served to protect our freedoms. Like My freedom to hope on the internet and ask everyone a question! And my big question of the week is………..drumroll……. Well, actually, you can just read it in the title of this post. But for dramatic effect….the … [Read more...] about Question Of The Week: Should I Pay Down My Student Loans ?
Ahh, income. The one thing that no one has enough of, but everyone has. If you don't have any income, hang up the internet right now, hop on your bike and go find a JOB! But for those of us who have some sort of income, we've got to do something with it. And that's why you're here. As the slogan goes, "Just because you make money, doesn't mean you know what to do with it!" Today I want to cover … [Read more...] about Ultimate Budget Series: Part 1 – Income
I have been on a wicked sweet budget for about 5 years now, and have helped quite a few others get on one as well. Over the years, our budget has flexed and changed with our life stages, and has grown into a fully mature budget, with savings buckets, seasonal budgeted categories, and filters to see how we do in each category. It's been a fun ride, and it's really cool to look back at my old … [Read more...] about Ultimate Budget Series: Introduction