The Unconventional Guide To Holiday Spending

Holiday decorations and gifts

Listen up, it’s that time of the year. Yes, again! You know the sound of sleigh bells ringing, cash registers ringing and all of that. Are you dreading the Holiday season because you are dreading the after effects? You know what this is all about. You go hog-wild with impulse Holiday Spending and feel the […]

8 Financial Fixes for the Lately Launched


Maybe you’re fresh out of college and starting a new job or you’ve been struggling since leaving college to land a job and finally, mercifully, you have landed one. Either way, you are embarking on your future, free as the wind and feeling like the world is your oyster. Finally you will be earning your […]

Can Big Data Help Your Personal Finances?


Did you see this one coming? You most likely have heard some chatter at work from the IT guys about big data. Or maybe you overheard folks over in the marketing department hooting and hollering about how Big Data is completely transforming marketing and sales. Yeah, but what about you? Can big data point the […]

Patch The Hole First! Know Where Your Money’s Going!


You most likely have at least noticed the back and forth debates on the federal budget. One common theme that kept showing up was plugging the holes in the budget. Well guess what, plugging the holes in your own personal finances can have a much more profound effect. Consider that it makes no cents (pun […]

Your Spring Cleaning Isn’t Finished Until You Do These Things

bucket of cleaning items

Spring cleaning—it’s a time-honored ritual marking a transition from the dreary winter to the care-free summer months full of vacations, picnics, family reunions and all the leisure activities harsh winters do not permit. Chances are your spring cleaning is already in the rear view mirror … but maybe not!

I Challenged My Wife To Fix Our Budget – Month 1 Update


Last time we talked about this in I Challenged my Wife to Fix our Budget, I explained to you how having our love bug has raised our expenses by nearly 50% in the house category. I also talked about how it was time for a change, and I turned over the budget to my wife and […]

I Challenged my Wife to Fix our Budget


So one day I’m updating our budget, aka spending plan, with expenses, and I start to do some analysis to figure out what our average “house” expenses are since we are now feeding four people instead of three.

How to Budget Like a Millionaire!


Budgeting is the process of creating a plan to spend your money. Creating this spending plan allows you to determine in advance whether you will have enough money to do the things you need to do or would like to do. Remember I am a fan of telling my money what to do, so I’m […]

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