Essential Budgeting Tips For First-Time Homeowners

By |February 15th, 2018|Categories: Personal Finance Tips|Tags: , |

In the U.S., owning a home is still very much a rite of passage. It's part of the American Dream, after all. And in 2017, 63% of non-homeowners felt it was a good year to purchase a home. But if you're planning to buy your first house, there are certain financial pitfalls you'll need to avoid. Otherwise, your home may become

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So You Think You Can Live on Minimum Wage? Good Luck with That!

By |November 29th, 2017|Categories: Personal Finance Tips|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Minimum wage might be doable if you live with your parents or a romantic partner. But on your own, it’s really tough — be prepared to make sacrifices.

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Just Because You Make Money Doesn’t Mean You Know What to Do With It

By |May 3rd, 2012|Categories: Blog, Personal Finance Tips|Tags: , , |

The following is a guest post from brand new blogger Jacob who is getting started with his website I Heart Budgets. Check out his story below and then check out his brand new website! This is an interesting post for me, as it is one of my first published posts ever, and it's not even on my own blog. So,

My Budget Spreadsheet is Too Much Work

By |January 17th, 2012|Categories: Blog, Personal Finance Tips|Tags: |

Thousandaires, today is a big day in the history of this blog. I have officially dropped my customized budget spreadsheet and have moved to Mint.com for my budgeting needs. Cue the collective *gasp* I used to think I needed a customized budget spreadsheet because I wanted to do a bunch of my own analysis. Then I realized that I never

Net Worth Tracking Can’t Replace My Budget

By |August 26th, 2011|Categories: Blog, Personal Finance Tips|Tags: , |

Earlier this week I shared my Net Worth Tracking sheet with all of you. It's definitely my favorite spreadsheet, and the one I most look forward to updating every month. In fact, recently I've felt like I don't even want to budget at all. I log into my accounts, grab the totals, throw them all in the budget and cry

I Gotta Quit the ‘Bucks!

By |November 8th, 2010|Categories: Blog, Personal Finance Tips|Tags: , |

My post today comes from an awesome experience this weekend helping the Thousandaire Girlfriend (Tag) make her first budget. If you remember Tag from my first music video, the way to win her heart in that video was to have a budget and be smart financially. In real life, she didn't even have a budget herself! Bad girl Tag! We

HR is Just Screwing With Me. I Hope.

By |September 29th, 2010|Categories: Blog, Personal Finance Tips|Tags: , |

I received an email at work today from someone today who can only be described as the "Dark Messenger of Absurd Decisions that Ruin Budgets and Hate Puppies". Or maybe an anonymous HR person. (I guess there are two options) This sinister email informed me that as of January 2011, all employees will be paid bi-weekly instead of semi-monthly. Are

Create Your Budget – Spreadsheet

By |August 30th, 2010|Categories: Blog, Personal Finance Tips|Tags: , , , |

If you want to manage your budget with a spreadsheet, here's a step by step process on how to do it. I use this method every month, and it works phenomenally. It is very easy to not only see my budget and see my actual expenses, but also see how well I am following my budget. Before you start here,

Haven’t Made A Budget

By |August 28th, 2010|Categories: Blog, Personal Finance Tips|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

For a downloadable MP3, go to the "Downloads" page. Haven't Made A Budget I'm not surprised, my money goes fast I've broken my bank so many times, I stopped keeping track Tried to show off with a brand new TV But we can't even watch it without electricity I tried so very hard to impress her Because I wanted so

Haven’t Made A Budget Outtakes

By |August 28th, 2010|Categories: Blog, Personal Finance Tips|Tags: , |

While "Haven't Made A Budget" is already a critically acclaimed success, there has been so much demand for more content, that I have decided to show everyone how the making of the video was substantially funnier than the final product. I had a great cast here, as I'm sure you can already tell. I truly do want to thank everyone

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