You know the old phrase, “Opposites attract.” There is truth to that phrase, especially when it comes to money management. A frugal person can learn to relax a little and have more fun from a partner who loves to spend and enjoy money. However, the spendthrift partner can also learn to save more from the frugal partner. Ideally, the two balance one another out. However, before … [Read more...] about How to Deal with a Financially Opposite Spouse
I was chatting with a friend the other day, and her sister messaged her on Skype. Her sister was curious as to about how much she should be spending on common household expenses. Well, I was also curious and decided to hit the books to see what good rules of thumb are. According to the Motley Fool, you might consider the following very rough guidelines: Housing and … [Read more...] about How Much Should You Budget?
Okay, so this is Thanksgiving week in the United States. I wanted to share the best stuff I've found on saving money for the holiday. The best example of a frugal thanksgiving I've seen is by this guy Jeffrey over at Grocery Coupon Guide - he basically tested himself by seeing if he could complete a $1 Thanksgiving Meal Challenge - essentially by buying enough food for a … [Read more...] about The $1 Thanksgiving Meal Challenge
Good morning Dinks. As you know I have had my share of money problems in the past. I lived on credit cards, I spent more than I could afford to pay off each month (as well as years later) and I continued to apply for credit when I maxed out my existing cards. I think we can all agree that these are extremely bad money habits. How do you break your bad habits? We were … [Read more...] about Old money habits die hard