I don’t have to tell you that I’m not a typical personal finance blogger: I don’t recycle my toilet paper rolls, and I use dryer sheets exclusively in the manner in which God intended, viz. to scent and soften mine and my family’s clothing as it gently tumbles in my natural-gas-guzzling dryer. To add insult […]
I graduated cum laude with a BS in economics from the School of Hard Knocks. True story.
Crappy Upselling Tactics: When I Buy Stuff Because I’m Embarrassed Or Because I Didn’t Know How To Say No
How much is your pride worth, Anna? About $20, as it turns out.
Sticking to a zero-based budget is easy, even with a variable income, if you use these tips.
[singlepic=62,560,560,,center]Photo by Rozzyraspberry Let’s face it: I’ve been writing this damn blog long enough to start inventing financial terms. I mean, really, what kind of qualifications does one have to have to be a personal finance guru? If Suze Orman is any measure, you apparently don’t need good taste in jackets. Or any consistency in […]
My husband is a very smart man and he takes very good care of me and Mini. When we were engaged, we decided to merge our finances and had to hammer out a family budget. At first, my husband was extremely resistant to this idea, because he had always associated the word “budget” with deprivation, […]
A few years ago, when I was aggressively paying off debt, I would listen to Dave Ramsey’s podcast in my car as I drove to and from work. As you might be aware, Los Angeles is not the most god-fearingly Christian of cities, and we tend to stick our noses up at both the thought […]
I read somewhere that Suze Orman is the blue state version of Dave Ramsey–I’m pretty sure I read that and didn’t make it up myself, I should say. And I do think this is superficially true: Suze is a woman, she’s self-made, she’s a lesbian, and is presumably more liberal in a social sense than […]
Bad Money Advice is a new blog I discovered through one of the eighty five million personal finance blogs I read. Written by “Frank Curmudgeon,” Bad Money Advice has an interesting take on some of the personal finance advice available on the net and elsewhere, finding errors where others miss them and deconstructing the overly […]
I’m sure by now all of you are using a written, zero-based budget for your household expenses, right? So this list is probably just another instance of me preaching to the choir. But just in case you haven’t quite gotten the hang of the zero-based budget yet, or in case you’ve run into a few […]