Tag: spending

What Groceries Should Cost You Per Month

After reading a recent Reddit post about what a good weekly grocery budget for two adults would be, I thought it would be interesting to research this a bit more. LIFE magazine did a little article in 1941 discussing the rising cost of food (prices had gone up as much as 14% on some food items over …

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The Best Things to Buy at the Dollar Store (and Not Buy)

In checking out the latest issue of Kiplinger, I found a fun quiz they published online about dollar store deals: Is it a deal or not a deal? The quiz lists several items and asks the reader if they think it is a good idea to purchase this item at the dollar store or not. I …

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Are Some People Just Born Good Money Managers?

As I’ve thought more and more about money management and been witness to mine and others money habits, I’ve come to the opinion that I believe to be true: Some folks are just better with money than others. In other words, they are born “money managers”. And, before I offend anyone – let me offer a few …

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How We Spend Our Money

I thought it would be interesting (albeit somewhat awkward) to share where our money goes every month. Now, I won’t get into numbers or anything – but with the pie graphic you will be able to see where a lot of our income goes to (this is last month’s “allocation”). 

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Budgets Big and Small Face the Same Question

The following is a guest post by a good friend of mine who owns his own accounting firm devoted to serving non-profit organizations. He’s always provided me with wise counsel and I hope to include more of his writings for you in the future. -Aaron If you follow the pressing issues facing our nation these …

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