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?
Ok, I know I already wrote a post about how tax deductions are a bad investment, but I think the "mortgage interest" tax deduction deserves its own hate post. Now, I know I will probably get a lot of flak on this one, but I really don't care at this point. So here goes: Radio Ads Not sure if I've said this one before, but I ABSOLUTELY CANNOT STAND RADIO ADVERTISING!!! So, as usual, I found … [Read more...] about Don’t Buy A House For The Tax Deduction
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 by Adam. Background: Adam is a … [Read more...] about Budget Friday: Submission 8