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10 Ways New Parents Overspend on Their Newborns

10 Ways New Parents Overspend on Their Newborns 4

My wife and I have been new parents for nearly five months now. Lucky for us, we got some good advices early on, including those from a guest post by Paidtwice: 10 “Preparing For Baby” Tips For the Frugal-Minded. However, I understand how easy it is to overspend on newborns. They are so precious to … Read more10 Ways New Parents Overspend on Their Newborns

No Budget, No Problem: Achieving Financial Success without a Budget

No Budget, No Problem: Achieving Financial Success without a Budget 9

When it comes to budgeting, there are two main camps on this matter — either you swear by it, or you believe budgeting doesn’t work. For example, Nickel coined the term reverse budgeting and pretty much said he saves as aggressively as he could and let the chips fall where they may. On the other … Read moreNo Budget, No Problem: Achieving Financial Success without a Budget

Quick Wins, Pareto, and Personal Finance

Quick Wins, Pareto, and Personal Finance 13

In “Using Pareto Principle to Improve Personal Finance” post, I demonstrated how we could use the Pareto principal to focus our limited resources on the things that will give us the most benefits. Raymond from Money Blue Book commented: Interesting concept — so is it suggesting that I would be better of not trying to … Read moreQuick Wins, Pareto, and Personal Finance

Top 10 Money Wasters, Are You Guilty?

There are numerous posts and articles on this topic, but what the heck I will add some more to the information highway. From my personal experience, I can sincerely say these are the biggest money wasters around (not in any order): Memberships that you never use — e.g., gym membership anyone? Subscriptions that you never … Read moreTop 10 Money Wasters, Are You Guilty?