I have made some big changes in my personal finance habits. Recently, I decided to take control and get a handle on my finances. This week I enrolled in online banking, mint, and set up a budget. These were pretty much all foreign to me. I am tired of living check to check and was inspired recently to change my ways. Getting my husband on board will be the interesting part!
Since I set this all up in the past week, my January spending and budget was a disaster. I have been counting the days til February 1st! I now have a clean slate. I feel like I have some freedom already. The past 2 days I got excited to run out to the mailbox, and yes I ran. 1. I am a runner. 2. It is -14 degree windchill. You would have run too. I was excited to get bills and a pay stub. Who am I?
My husband is wondering what has happened to me and is currently looking for his unorganized care free spender of a wife. She’s gone! Thank you all for inspiring me to get a handle on things.
Here are just a few of the people that have impacted my new habits! Enjoy!
Luke from Consumerism Commentary shares 8 rules to remember when borrowing money from friends and family. <–This can be difficult, here are some tips to help you make the decision.
Sandy from Yes I Am Cheap has a great info graphic to show how unprepared Americans are for college. <— This was very eye opening!
Steve from My Wife Quit Her Job highlights a guest post by Joel showing how he learned to open an online pottery shop. <— Very inspiring!
Mike at The Financial Blogger has great tips on how to make specific goals that you can achieve!<— Great use of the phrase “sniper shot your goals”!
Hank at Money Q and A shares something called the Pareto Principle and how it can help you save money. <— This was fascinating! Things that make you go Hmmm.
Not Made Of Money has offered excellent advice on how to save money at amusement parks! <–A must read for anyone with kids!
Jana from Daily Money Shot gives us a list of 10 money must haves for mom’s. <— This is a great list for anyone trying to keep track of money!
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