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
Have you ever wondered what it's like to live the high life? Like, walk into a place and have everyone at your beck and call, falling hand over foot to serve you? I've always been fascinated by those that spend tens of thousands on extravagant vacations, and throw away money faster than a Justin Bieber album just to have people pretend to like them for a few days and give them whatever they … [Read more...] about Our Vacation For Free On Credit Card Points
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. Today's budget is an anonymous submission. We'll call her Darlene. Background: … [Read more...] about Budget Friday: Submission 10
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!
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?