How to Budget When Having a Baby

May 22, 2013

Becoming a parent for the first time is thrilling and terrifying on several fronts, not the least of which is budgeting. You know having a baby is going to cost you dearly in the wallet, but how much? Should you set aside $50 per month for diapers and other regular expenses? Should you anticipate dropping […]

10 Tools for Meeting Your Money Savings Goals

April 15, 2013

Are you looking for a way to boost your savings goals? Thanks to technology, there are plenty of tools out there that can help you reach your goals – no matter what you are trying to accomplish. Here are some tools that can help you meet your money savings goals: Mint: If you want to […]

The Best Personal Finance Tracking Software

February 12, 2013

If you want to improve your finances, it helps to have a solid idea of what is going on. Unfortunately, we as humans have a pretty poor ability to track what we earn and what we spend. As a result, it helps to have some sort of method of keeping track outside our heads. For the […]

Mint Review: A Free Online Budgeting Program You Might Like

February 11, 2013

One of the most popular personal finance applications out there is Not too long ago, Mint was bought by Intuit, the same company that puts out Quicken. And I’m going to be honest. One of the reasons I was disappointed with the latest version of Quicken (other than the fact that the new version […]

You Need a Budget (YNAB) Review: A Great Application for Keeping Your Spending in Check

January 10, 2013

If you are the sort of person that wants to take a more active role in your budget, You Need a Budget (YNAB) might be for you. This is a budget application that requires you to pay attention to your spending, and to plan out your spending ahead of time. The point of YNAB is […]

How to Create a Budget in Under 10 Minutes a Day

May 17, 2012

One of the biggest reasons people don’t have a budget is because of time constraints. Especially when it comes to starting your budget, gathering all of the information you need and picking a budgeting program or designing your own budget spreadsheet can be time consuming. Luckily, a budget doesn’t need to be very complicated to […]

10 Money Mistakes To Avoid

August 19, 2011

Sometimes it’s hard to keep track of all the things we’re “supposed” to do with our money.  If you’re feeling overwhelmed, it can help to start by focusing on a smaller list of things that you shouldn’t do. The following money mistakes can cost you dearly whether they impact you immediately today or slowly over […]

Best Checking Accounts For College Students

July 30, 2011

The best checking accounts for college students are those with no fees, no minimum balance, online banking, and good interest rates. If you’re leaving for college soon and you don’t have a checking account opened up, you should start thinking about it now. You’ll definitely need a place to stash the little cash that you’ll […]

Personal Budgeting Styles & Tools

September 26, 2009

Personal budgeting can be a different process for each person.  When I talked about how personal budget tracking can save you money, I used an example of how my employer saves money by tracking each piece of paper we print. I showed how the act of tracking each job before it’s printed and assigning it […]

Personal Budget Tracking Creates Results

September 24, 2009

Does your personal budget have holes in it, where the money just oozes out without you realizing it?  Do you have a system in place to track how the money in your budget is actually spent? If not, here’s a story that might convince you to track your money more closely. It begins several years […]

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