Archive for the ‘budget’ Category

I thought I had a 3/4″ wood bit

Tuesday, March 4th, 2008

I have shared on numerous occasions that we put our family at financial risk with bad money decisions early in our marriage. As we start to pack for our upcoming cross-country move, I was reminded of another habit of mine that has cost us a lot of money over the ...

Time the market? I use timing to pay my bills

Monday, February 11th, 2008

At our house, we try to make extra money wherever we can. Bank bonuses and credit card bonuses made us almost $3,000 last year. A much riskier strategy, credit card arbitrage, made us another thousand dollars. I admit that making money this way is not for everyone. I don't plan ...

We are heading in the right direction (I think)

Tuesday, January 29th, 2008

So, I was looking through my Excel budgeting workbook the other night. . . (I know, I know, there are better ways of keeping track of one's finances, but I like tinkering in Excel, plus it makes it easy to set the budget for the next year, just copy, paste ...