Restrictions. Constrictions. Self-denial. And Self-deprivation. These are often common thoughts that come to mind when the average person considers putting themselves on a budget. And for people who are unfamiliar with the freedoms of money management, the problem lies with the thought that once a budget is implemented, all the “fun” goes out the window. […]
It’s probably crossed your mind before that you should control your clothing spending, but have you ever really sat and thought about how much those clothes will really cost you? We break down real examples, like buying Nike stock instead of Jordans every year, to show you the real cost of your clothes.
People hate budgeting or learning to make a budget (myself included). I mean really, really hate it. Maybe it’s the work it takes to track and categorize your spending. Maybe it’s the idea of restricting yourself from your full spending potential. Maybe it’s some core human aversion to thinking about money. Who knows… The thing […]
This year marked the 10th year of my government career. It was also the first time I was told my position was non-essential. So when the government shutdown due to lack of funding on Jan. 20, I was told not to report to work until Congress signed a budget. When the government is under furlough […]
Home, shelter, a house. A basic need we all have and one of the most expensive things we spend our money on. Housing remains one of the biggest expenses for most people and is inescapable. While it can be easy to spend less on food, clothing, and vacations … it can be harder to save […]