Love it or hate it, budgeting is one of the most important parts of managing your finances. While earning more is the only way get rich for most of us, understanding, managing, and controlling our spending will keep us on track to reach our financial goals. If you are a veteran budgeter or brand new […]
Unless you are a rare finance geek like me, you probably do not find any joy in budgeting. Some people need to look at their budget every day, while others do fine checking in on spending casually a few times a month.
This weekend, I had a small plumbing issue that needed attention. People often pay $100 just for a plumber to walk in the door. I was able to fix my own leaky shower head and save the money. I recorded a “how to” video of the repair. I hope you enjoy it!
We’ve all been there. The car breaks down, or the oven goes out and your first thought is…“Great, how am I going to pay for that?” Own a car or home long enough and you will need to make repairs. The average car repair starts at $300 while house repairs can start at a few hundred dollars and quickly climb into the thousands. If you find yourself in a pinch and need cash in a hurry, there are various things you can do to get money you need quickly.
Many parents shield their children from their personal finances, which can make sense for many families. However, kids will become adults sometime and will have to learn about money sometime. As schools teach almost nothing about personal finance, those lessons should come from parents. But should a high school student start managing their own money?
http://media.blubrry.com/personalprofitability/p/content.blubrry.com/personalprofitability/PPP011.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS This week we turn around the tables and I am the one getting interviewed! Welcome guest host Jeff Fruhwirth as he interviews me about topics I am passioniate about including how I got started blogging, the name change to Personal Profitability, […]
I was recently talking to a friend about her finances, and she told me her biggest worry is trying to get ahead. With bills, rising rent, and increasing costs at the grocery store, it can seem like a big challenge to build yourself a solid financial future.
I just returned home from an amazing two weeks traveling across Spain and the Iberian Peninsula. Traveling the world is my very favorite hobby, and I wanted to share with you all both what we did and how much it cost for this big overseas vacation.
http://media.blubrry.com/personalprofitability/p/content.blubrry.com/personalprofitability/PPP009.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS This week I am thrilled to bring on guest Kathleen Celmins, owner of Frugal Portland, For Profit Blogging, personal finance influencer, and partner at several other big online properties.
6 years ago in 2009, I was staring down what I considered a mountain of debt. Between credit cards, a car loan and student loans, I owed more money than I was going to make (before taxes) for the next 2 years. I wanted to get out of debt, and knew that there was no time like the present. It was time to start cutting expenses.