I am pretty new to Dave Ramsey and his baby steps. I read the Total Money Makeover a few months back and after I put the book down my husband and I got busy putting our money together into joint bank accounts and creating a zero based budget. I thought we were on a roll. … Continue reading When Muphy calls
I don't know about you, but lately my list of things to get done is growing a mile a minute. The dreamy thoughts of a relaxing summer have pretty much vanished. I don't know if it's just the pull of the waxing moon or if everyone is feeling this mounting avalanche.While it seems natural that … Continue reading The never ending to-do list
I never intended to make a second post about this, but I got some strong feedback and thought this topic needs to be hashed through a bit more. I also realize, that the topic of money is different for women than men for several different reasons, most of all because we often lack access to, … Continue reading His. Mine. Or ours? Sharing money part II
I was born in the late 1970's, the "summer of sam", the great NYC blackout, and the second wave of the women's liberation movement. The divorce rate was climbing and women were leaving the stay-at-home role to earn her own money. I am born from a generation that once needed her father or husband's approval … Continue reading Should women have their own money?
Disclaimer: The views in this post are mine alone and based on my personal, very subjective experience. This is not to criticize the experience of my childhood or members of my biological family. I have been married for 5 years. We have two children between us and one from my husband's first marriage. Deciding it … Continue reading His, mine, or ours? Why I struggle with sharing money.
For a while now my employer has been bringing up the remote work policy. Rumors fly every year that management wants to take it away, kill the policy. This bothers me, not because I personally work remotely, but because driving to an office 5 days a week for 8 hours a day is an antiquated … Continue reading Why remote work & working from home makes cent$
I have always used a very unsophisticated budget. It was based on the 1st and 15th of every month and the due date of the bills. Bills were paid from either the paycheck from the first of the month or from the second check. For years I would have maybe $50 or maybe $200 left … Continue reading A budget that works! How to allocate every single dollar.