Being on a very tight budget, we are always looking at ways to save money on stuff. We also review our budget at least once a month to make sure we are on track. And sometimes when we pull up the ol' budget on Mint.com, I find that we are in the red in some categories (shocker, I know). It's always a bummer when you blow the budget, but I use failure as a learning experience, and use what I learn … [Read more...] about How To Save Money: Mock Yourself
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Hey everyone! Welcome back to another episode of Budget Friday. This is seriously my favorite part about personal finance, the chance to help others get on a budget, get out of debt and reach their financial goals. I love showing the power of a well-thought out budget plan, and the long term results they can have. I know it's been a while, and I'm glad to be back today with an awesome reader's … [Read more...] about Budget Friday: Submission 11
I love numbers. I love to break them down, work them out and come up with awesome uses from math. But I have a LOVE/HATE relationship with percentages. Sometime I find them very useful in laying out the data I'm looking at. But other times I find them deceptive, and don't really trust what they are telling me. To quote the movie Anchorman, "60% of the time, it works, EVERYTIME." But when … [Read more...] about What’s Your Percentage?
As I was getting ready for bed the other night, I was lamenting to my wife how tired I was, but how I wanted to write something epic for this here blog. I started a few posts, but couldn't bring myself to finish them because my heart was not in it. I wanted to write something to get people thinking, to get them to change the way they look at the world. But was I even capable of thinking outside … [Read more...] about What If I Never Borrowed Money Ever?
Fall is in the air. No, literally, rain is now falling, leaves are changing, and the mornings are cool and crisp. All signs point to the changing of seasons, which makes kids mourn and parents rejoice, because Fall is on is finally here. And along with the season of Fall is a number of great family activities, traditions and don't forget, AMAZING FOOD! Fall is quickly becoming our favorite season … [Read more...] about 5 Simple Ways To Save Money This Fall
Failure is not the worst thing that can happen. It's not. It may sometimes feel like it, especially when something big was on the line, but failure is actually the sign of something great. Failure is a sign of something much better than just getting by. Failure is a sign of actually TRYING! But I find that even I, myself, try to avoid failure at all costs. Why? I know that failing means I tried … [Read more...] about You Need To Fail