Can it really be February 1st already? The calendar tells me that it is, which means it's time to talk once again about the money saving challenge I'm participating in this year. I'm trying to pump up my emergency fund, and doing a 365 day money … [Read more...] about February Update: 365 Day Money Savings Challenge
I've decided to put my money, or in this case keyboard, where my mouth is. I recently wrote a post describing how one could almost effortlessly save $668 in a year. My emergency fund could use a little boost, so I decided to print out the worksheet … [Read more...] about January Update: 52 Week Savings Challenge
I was wasting money without even really thinking about or realizing it. I had been doing this for nearly 20 years. It was something that was assumed and expected. But when I really took a good hard look at it, I wasn't getting any value out of … [Read more...] about Are You Wasting Money With Traditions?
A water heater thatstops running, a car that needs repair, or a root canal are all unexpected expenses that pop up from time to time during this wonderful thing we call life. But I never thought in my wildest dreams of something like this. On … [Read more...] about If You Have a Teenager, You Need an Emergency Fund
I turned the shower on to let the hot water make it's way through the pipes while I brushed my teeth. By the time I finish cleaning the chompers, my bathroom is usually filled with steam from the heated water. Unfortunately, on a very busy morning … [Read more...] about Are Appliance Protection Plans Worth The Cost?
Trent at The Simple Dollar hosted this week's Carnival of Personal Finance #114, which included my own article "Classifying your debt: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly". Check out these other articles as well: One Snarky Chica with Issues writes … [Read more...] about Best Finance Posts from Carnival of Personal Finance #114