New Year’s Resolution Reminder!

Today is the (self imposed, entirely made up) deadline for setting up a budget tracking system! This doesn’t mean you have to decide on your whole budget today, this means you are taking the next few months to track where your money goes. Once you have a good idea about how much you spend each month…

Budgeting when you use ca$h

I am not a big ca$h user. I like to use Mint to track my spending, so I put almost everything on my credit card and then I pay it off in full every month. I watch Mint like a hawk, so I’m never surprised when my bill comes in because I have been watching…

Budget like a Rock Star

So you are convinced that it is a good idea to make a budget, right? Right! But how do you start? Let’s start with the easy part- income. Most people have a fairly steady income and should know how much money is coming in. If you have a variable income, you need to treat it…