A dollar, a greenback, a buck. There have been many nicknames for the US Dollar. Americans are proud of their currency as a safe-haven currency during economic hardship. We love our money. That is just part of our culture. However, I am kind of tired of it. I hate carrying cash.[Read more…] about Why I Hate Carrying Cash
The following is a post by Wayne at Young Family Finance. He writes to educate young families on the financial challenges of life, like paying your bills on time or choosing between daycare or stay at home parenting.
If you are thinking about getting married soon, chances are that you are trying to save money on your wedding. Weddings can be an expensive event to host, especially if you are getting married at a young age. If the bride's parents are not paying for the wedding (and even if they are), you probably want to try and save every penny that you can. But where should you compromise and where to splurge? You may want to save money, but I doubt very few people are comfortable with sacrificing quality.
As Christmas is over and Chanukah is slowly waning away, people around the world are enjoying new video games, toys, electronics, jewelry, and other presents from their friends and family. They are taking their gift cards to the store, but most people have not received their holiday credit card statements yet. I will give you a warning, they are on the way.
This is a post from my friend Jeff at Sustainable Life Blog as part of the Yakezie blog swap. Jeff writes about finances, sustainability, health and self reliance on his blog 3 times per week. You can see my post on the same topic at Jeff's blog.
Lots of spending is value driven. For the most part, if you didnt value that 4th beer on a friday night or that cup of joe before work on Tuesday, you wouldn't spend money buying it. Of course, some of this could be chalked up to habit (or lack of sound decision making poweress in the former case), but usually our spending reflects our values. Before I got my finances in order, I refused to believe this, mainly because I knew where most of my spending went, and it wasnt in line with what I thought my values were. I quickly realigned my spending, and things are going great.
I recently had a conversation with a friend (a girl) about money and dating. We are both single and have both been on dates with a handful of people recently. It got me thinking about gender roles and dating and money.
This is a post from Money Beagle as part of the Yakezie blog swap. This week, we are all answering the question: “What are things you never go cheap on and why?” You can see my post on the same topic at his blog.
Hi, Narrow Bridge readers. I'm Money Beagle, a personal finance blog with a ‘bark' that focuses on my everyday experiences and thoughts on topics like shopping, coupons, debt, retirement, and the economy. Eric and I are ‘swapping' blogs today. When shopping, there are things where it's OK to buy the cheapest alternative out there and not get burned, then there are things where you don't want to buy the cheapest version.