12 Fun and Cheap Anniversary Ideas

Like the rest of the world, us personal finance aficionados like to celebrate special occasions too – we just prefer to do so in a way that ensures our financial goals stay intact. The longer I am married, the more I find that simply being with my husband on our...

How to Avoid Becoming House Poor

When the housing bubble burst in 2006-2007, and housing values hit even newer lows in 2012, America’s homeowners felt the impact on their wallets big time. Home foreclosures spiked from roughly 885,000 in 2005 to 1,259,000 in 2006, an increase of approximately...

Recommend Budget Percentages by Category

One of the biggest tools of success when it comes to money management involves knowing where your money goes each month. Many individuals, couples and families fall into financial trouble but don’t understand why because they miss this financial management basic....

The Challenge Everything Budget

Readers of personal finance blogs might be hearing about a new way of budgeting and saving money.  It’s called the Challenge Everything budget.  One of the pioneers of the Challenge Everything budget, J$ of Budgets Are Sexy, explains it like this: “It’s my...

How to Remodel on a Budget

Home remodeling and improvement costs can be expensive, if you allow them to, but there are plenty of ways to remodel on a budget.  Whether your remodel or home improvement means re-doing a room, finishing off a basement, staging your home or simply updating and...