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 Tithing I remember when I got my first job at Fred Meyer (a grocery store for those not on the West Coast), and I BEYOND EXCITED to earn $6.25 an hour. I was scheduled for about 20 hours per week to start, so I quickly did the … [Read more...] about Ultimate Budget Series: Part 3 – Income Taxes
I feel like we just talked about this a few months ago. Oh wait, we did. Back in April, Michelle and I went to Portland and stayed in a fancy pants hotel for free, along with using our Chase Sapphire Preferred rewards card cash back bonus to pay for the meals, wine tasting and bottles of wine. We made out with $1,250 worth of free vacation, some great memories, and a half dozen bottles of … [Read more...] about Another Free Flight and Hotel on Credit Card Points
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
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 ?