My wife and I agreed to let our son travel with friends ninety minutes to a major metropolitan area to go to his first concert. A few days later, after I found out he had purchased his ticket, I asked if he was setting aside money for … [Read more...] about Budget vs Spending Plan and Why I Need Both
I was half asleep when the doorbell rudely dragged me back to full consciousness. At the door was the representative from the food delivery service that stops at our home every two weeks. The items we typically purchase from the service usually fall … [Read more...] about It’s OK To Say NO To Food Delivery!
My wife and I tend to balance each other out, it's why we make a great team. She's a very spontaneous, â€œLet's just GO FOR IT,â€ kind of person. I fall more on the, â€œLet's just wait and see,â€ conservative side of the fence. If it wasn't for my … [Read more...] about Delayed Spending Gives You Choices!
â€œI know it's a lot of money, but I was wondering....â€ said my wife as we drove home from work.She went on to explain that she was out of some facial products and was wondering if we could allocate some funds to buy new ones. The salon where … [Read more...] about Budgeting Techniques: Prioritize Purchases vs Delayed Spending
I just wanted to get through the next couple of days. I had in-laws visiting from another state which resulted in extra spending for eating and entertaining. An out of town event over the weekend would require extra funds for gas and the usual … [Read more...] about Ignoring Your Finances NEVER Turns Out Well
My wife and I had been looking forward to having dinner with friends all week. We were going to a semi-fancy restaurant that I had never been to before. We were seated immediately as we had made reservations, and handed menus. As I … [Read more...] about Restaurants That Serve Family Style: 3 Ways To Control Your Bill