Tag Archives: Budgeting

Step Two – Financial baseline

When starting a new job simultaneous with moving into a new home in a new state there is a certain amount of chaos wrecked on the home finances. There are unexpected expenses in moving out, unexpected expenses in moving in, … Continue reading

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Trimming your budget to match your means

Self-reliance and Homesteading has an article up about ways to reduce your monthly expenses: The key is to keeping your monthly spending down is to focus on the variable cost items in your budget. If you can’t cut out things … Continue reading

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Managing money requires visibility

Many people will tell you the first step in managing your money is to create a budget. While I do believe budgets to be important, for many people the first step is something much more basic: getting in the habit … Continue reading

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Frugality, financial compatibility, and the silver lining of unemployment

One of the smartest financial decisions I ever made was marrying my wife. I’m a reasonably frugal guy, but she is great at it. I think it comes from living in Estonia under the Soviet Union for awhile. They didn’t … Continue reading

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