Category Archives: monthly budget

How To Enjoy Your Life While Living On A Budget

How To Enjoy Your Life While Living On A Budget

Yes a budget is designed to help you reach your future goals, but you don’t have to sacrifice your happiness today in order to get there. You can easily do both. This post is going to show you how to really live on a budget, be happy now, and make progress towards your future goals.Continue Reading

Our New “Budget” in 2015

Our New “Budget” in 2015

As a personal finance blogger, I have failed all of my readers. If this were a religious blog, I’d start out with the bold claim: “I’ve sinned.” You see, I stopped budgeting. Here’s why I stopped budgeting and how I plan to mix it up and get back to prioritizing our funds.Continue Reading

Paying Your Bills on Time

Paying Your Bills on Time

Have you had trouble paying your bills? If you are anything like me, the last thing that you want to think about when you return from a long day at the office is the bills that came in the mail. Billing companies know this too. In case you can’t tell from the photo above, this bill that came in the mail today says “Do Not Discard” on it. Companies are starting to realize what we have all known from personal experience for years – that is, what we all do when we get home. We set the mail on a pile and forget about it for a few days until we clean house and go through the pile of mail.Continue Reading

My 1000 Dollar Budgeting Mistake and How I fixed it

I would like to start this post by saying that we’ve religiously kept a spending plan (aka budget) for the last 5 years. Our spending plan, like many things, changes as we grow, and we make changes to fit our lifestyle. Heck, I would also go as far to say we do a pretty good job of balancing must haves, savings and wants. But… and there is always a but! For the last 6 months I’ve f***ed up.. big time!Continue Reading

How to Save Money on Food

How to Save Money on Food

As my wife and I have been adjusting to our life with extra income (as many young adults are forced to do), I have been reminded of the importance of saving money on food. It is easy to become either busy or lazy and resort to eating out more often than you should. I fear that this is what many young adults do. It’s just easier to go out and eat, right? Find out how much you could be saving by changing how you plan out your meals.Continue Reading