Archive | Budget/Finance

5 Steps to Sticking to Your Budget

2012 was a great year in a lot of ways, but it’s the end of the year and it’s time to put it to bed. It’s now time to start thinking about the year ahead. Make plans to make 2013 your best year ever, whether it be for your home, family, small business, or whatever […]

Review of Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace Revisited

Financial Peace Revisited by Dave Ramsey My rating: 5 of 5 stars This is an absolutely fabulous book for anyone who wants to transform their financial situation from a nightmare into an absolute dream! My wife and I are currently going through Financial Peace University and this book is almost exactly the same information. It […]

Review of Currency Wars by James Rickards

Currency Wars: The Making of the Next Global Crisis by James Rickards My rating: 5 of 5 stars This was an absolutely fascinating book on a topic I suspect few people educated in America have any foreknowledge. Recently, I’ve found myself interested in fiscal responsibility both on a personal scale and national scale. To that […]

A User’s Review of YNAB 4

As I have mentioned in a previous blog post, I evaluated several different software options for household budgeting. A couple of these programs were either free (Mint.com) or I already owned (Quicken) or had access through membership to Total Money Makeover.com (Gazelle Budget). I briefly looked into others and did yet more research online. By […]

Your Budget Part 3 – Tips

Your Budget Part 1 Your Budget Part 2 Here are some tips for the budget: Do’s: Prepare (see part one). The more you prepare, the more realistic it is likely to be and the more likely you will be successful. Be patient. It’s going to take a few months to work it out. Make use […]

Next Steps For Your Budget – Budget Part 2

See my last post for the first part in this series Income: Some people have regular incomes, but most people have some degree of variability to their income. If you get paid biweekly, you’re going to get paid twice a month except 2 months of the year you’ll get 3 paychecks. If you have additional […]

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