We often wonder "How did our finances get so screwed up?". We have the benefit of hindsight to show us what we did wrong, but that doesn't help us now, does it? 1. Spending too much, especially on credit. Do you budget? Do you know whether you're … [Read more...] about 5 Common Money Mistakes
A few months ago, I found out that my wife's long-time favorite Christian band, Jars of Clay, was coming to DC. Outside of Blockbuster Online, and maybe one trip to the movie theater per year, we generally don't do anything entertaining that costs … [Read more...] about We finally dipped into our entertainment budget
This is the second week in a row where one of our articles has "made it big" and we've gotten a surge in readership. Over 12,000 of you came to read my wife's Frugal Lunch article in one day, which made her very happy. And then this week, over … [Read more...] about Clever Dude’s Week in Review Mar 4-10, 2007
I got an email from a reader. Let's call him Bruce: Hey Mike! Iâ€™ve got one burning question for you, btw I thoroughly enjoy the down-to-earth style of the way you post news. I am currently 19 years old, but I am definitely already concerned … [Read more...] about Is hardcore budgeting at age 19 frugal, cheap, or SMART?
Yesterday, I shocked you with how much we spent in 1 year (2006) on our cars. To recap, the 2 of us own 3 vehicles that cost us about $22,000 last year: 1. 2006 Honda Ridgeline RTS - the biggest loan (about $25k left), but the most … [Read more...] about Overspending on Cars – What do we do now?
I've been catching a lot of slack lately from my wife for buying lottery tickets. I spend $3 twice a week for a Mega Millions ($1) and Maryland Multi-Match ($2). Some weeks, I don't buy them at all, but others I might throw in a few … [Read more...] about Why I Buy Lottery Tickets