On September 3, 2010, the New York Times ran an interesting article entitled ‘How Debt Can Destroy a Budding Relationship.’ Granted, I don’t think in previous history we were looking at individuals bringing a quarter of a million dollars in debt into a relationship, but it begs the question, is debt killing love? At the … Read moreIs Your Debt A Relationship Killer?
Starting a business on a budget is no easy task. There’s always a product, gadget, gimmick, or location that someone’s willing to convince you that you need — the worst part is when you’re convincing yourself. After signing papers on my own space last Tuesday, I’m right in the thick of it, but got some … Read moreShoestring Entrepreneurship: Dave Ramsey’s Guide For Startups
Ohana, multi-family living, “boomerang children”. No matter what you call it, extended families living under one roof or on one property can be a cultural norm or a way to cope with the financial difficulties that many are facing. Many say it’s “Easier said than done.” They are correct. There are many issues to work … Read moreHow to Make a Multi Family Household Work
The first step to buying a used car is choosing a vehicle, or at least narrowing your options. Ask yourself: How many passengers do you regularly carry? What sort of trunk or cargo space do you need? What is the minimum gas mileage a car has that will stay within your budget? What would your … Read moreHow to Buy a Used Car
This week, when you find yourself scrambling for a last minute gift, dreading the shopping malls, you may be able to take advantage of regifting. During any time of gift-giving, from weddings to baby showers, Christmas and birthdays, you inevitably unwrap at least one present, and are rewarded with pure puzzlement. A myriad of thoughts … Read moreHow to Regift Unwanted Presents
While I always loved having turkey with my family each year, I dreaded the days that followed. It is my firm belief that the reason turkey is primarily consumed at only three times of year (Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter) is that the thought of more than three weeks of turkey leftovers per year turns the … Read moreTurkey Recipes: Stretch Your Holiday Dollar With Turkey Leftovers
At least quarterly, Mr. B and I try to take a look at our budget. How is it (or isn’t it) working? Since we are considering buying a house, we have also been looking for ways to slice our budget without bleeding. From out experience, here are some tips on how to create a budget. … Read moreHow to Slice Your Budget Wisely