The past 6 months have gone extremely well for my wife and me. My job has remained stable through the tough times, I received an unexpected bonus and my blog income has been steadily increasing. Making ends meet is no longer a huge issue. We first started seriously doing a budget last year because we […]
The “In The Event Of An Emergency” series is devoted to the topic of planning ahead for life’s little (and big) emergencies that we all know will come our way. The series covered topics ranging from making sure you have insurance coverage and an emergency fund, to making sure your family is provided for in case the worst case scenario happens.
The last few days we’ve been talking about how you can prepare yourself for emergencies, both big and small. We looked at what you should put in a safe deposit box. We discussed making “What If I Die” spreadsheet, putting all of your important information in one place in case you pass on, or become […]
A couple of years ago if you had asked me what I would do if an emergency presented itself and I needed some money quickly, I would probably have told you, “That’s what credit cards are for!”. Just put it on the card and pay it off when you can! Emergencies aren’t really something you […]
For the better part of a year I’ve been blogging about frugality and finances. As a side-benefit of blogging about money, we’ve ended up paying pretty close attention to our family budget. Because of our planning and attention to detail we’re doing pretty well now. But it hasn’t always been that way. A couple of […]
I have a confession to make. Now that we’re finally out of debt (except the mortgage), my wife and I decided to celebrate and go out shopping. We both got the urge to just drop our budget and go spend crazy for just one day, so we each took one of the credit cards and […]
Over at Mic.com they have a helpful article entitled, “Your 5-minute guide to budgeting“. The article gives some useful tips to get you started on the road to setting up your own budget. The article starts out with a gem of a quote: Budgeting isn’t a punishment for not being born wealthy. That quote really […]