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Envelope Budgeting for the iPhone with Ez Budget

April 28, 2011

I just released a new budgeting app for the iPhone and iPod touch. It’s called Ez Budget – Quick Envelope Budgeting and it is available on the iTunes store now. What is Envelope Budgeting? Envelope budgeting is a method of budgeting that has been around forever and has recently been made popular again by Dave […]

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Are Online Coupon Sites Really Good Deals?

March 31, 2011

Yahoo has an interesting article on 6 questions you should ask before buying buying the latest Groupon or Living Social deal. These online daily deals sites have become really popular recently, and I’ve seen some of the good and bad that go with them. Here are the 6 questions and my thoughts on each. 1. […]

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Sacrifice Now or Sacrifice Later, You Choose

March 8, 2011

I’ve heard people say Dave Ramsey’s Baby Steps are nice in theory, but he just doesn’t want me to have fun. “That’s fine for you, but I want to have fun now.” I’ve also heard, “That’s probably a good idea, but I’ve never been cheated along the way.” Well, they may have some valid points, […]

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Ways to Waste Your Money

March 3, 2011

I saw this piece on Yahoo today about 25 ways to waste your money. I thought I’d share the more interesting ones and my thoughts on each of them. 1. Carrying a balance. Debt is a shackle that holds you back. For instance, if you have a $1,000 balance on a credit card that charges […]

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What Kind of Vacations Should You Take While in Debt?

January 29, 2011

This question can be complicated. First off, what kind of debt are we talking about? Do you have a bunch of credit card debt? Maybe you only have the mortgage left. Car loans, student loans, other personal debt? So many different types of debt and people think differently about all of them. As far as […]

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Rent or Buy a House?

January 2, 2011

Rent or buy, that is the question. It is a tough one for many people. If you asked me that question a few years ago I would have replied buy without hesitation for most people. After thinking about it a lot over the last few years, and with the experience I’ve personally had it is […]

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Hear the Sleigh Bells Ringing?

August 18, 2010

“What? You’ve got to be kidding. It’s only August.” That may be true but if you have heard the story of Santa then you know that his elves are already working. Delivery day is December 25 but all year long there has been busy activity in preparation for the day that we celebrate the birth […]

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How To Set Up A Bullet Proof Family Budget

August 15, 2010

When you have a family it can seem impossible to stick with a budget or find ways to save money. There are always extra expenses with children growing out of clothes and shoes and the constant barrage of requests from the school for a few dollars here and a few dollars there for field trips […]

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Budget Stretching Tactics For Your Back To School Shopping

August 11, 2010

This is a guest post by Mrs. Not Made of Money. The start of the school year means a myriad of feelings for everyone in the home. For moms, it means that the days will be somewhat freed up to get other tasks taken care of, along with a massive change in scheduling. It also […]

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Proverbs Guide to Finance

July 25, 2010

The proverbs of Solomon son of David, king of Israel: for attaining wisdom and discipline; for understanding words of insight; for acquiring a disciplined and prudent life, doing what is right and just and fair; for giving prudence to the simple, knowledge and discretion to the young- let the wise listen and add to their […]

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