Changes coming to Budgeting Together!

Moving forward, we will be posting twice a month instead of every Friday. We feel that this will give us a better chance to provide quality content every time. With that being said, if there is something related to budgeting, finance, or money that you want to know more about, either comment here or let …

Spend money when you want on what you want!

spend

Spend money when you want on what you want! Last summer, we went to Wisconsin to visit family and friends for a week and a half. When we got home, we had grass that was easily a foot tall in our backyard (not to mention the weeds!) It was time to spend some money… Prior …

Pressure to postpone your plans

pressure

Pressure to postpone your plans Knock, knock, knockĀ Peer pressure is knocking! You open the door to see someone holding a clipboard. What runs through your mind first? Hi, my name is Ken, and I want to save you money on your television service! Even if you pay for tv, you probably don’t want to talk …

BookScouter: Sell your used textbooks easily!

BookScouter

BookScouter: Sell your used textbooks easily! I can still remember when my wife was in a geology class in college. The textbook was over $100, and it was copyrighted the following year. At the end of the semester, she assumed (as did most people) that it would still be worth a decent amount. It still …

Don’t Budget: Budgets make you feel guilty

don't budget

Don’t budget: Budgets make you feel guilty Have you ever heard that if you don’t budget, you’re better off? Have you heard that budgeting makes you feel guilty? Maybe you said it yourself! The American culture is one in which people regularly don’t budget. We want to “keep up with the Joneses”, and we therefore …

How do you keep track of everything you need to do?

to do list

Quick! Everyone in the car! It’s 3:13, and you just remembered a 3:15 appointment, meeting, or activity. Late, again! It can be really hard to keep track of everything that we need to do in our fast-paced, busy lives. But there are some things that can make it a little easier for everyone. I’m not …

I was so focused, I got distracted!

distracted

Have you ever been so focused on one thing, everything else becomes a blur? That’s what this week was like for us: completely focused and completely distracted! Monday morning, we bought a Christian bookstore that was otherwise going to go out of business. I owned an online retail business in the past (on Geocities at …

Making Mistakes: How Do You React?

mistakes

“Help! Someone call 911! There’s a baby in a car screaming!” Imagine you’re shopping, and someone suddenly comes in shouting that… What would you do? A man in the store immediately reached for his cell phone, when he heard “911” only to leave it and run out of the store when he heard what happened. …

Do you wish your family could afford a vacation?

vacation

Do you wish your family could afford a vacation? In 2009, we found out that my wife was pregnant with our first baby, due in November. Since we didn’t know how easy it would be to travel with a baby, we flew from Wisconsin to California and enjoyed a week-long vacation together. It was great! …