January budget challenge: complete!

KJ: We started this month with a post from Mr. & Mrs. H as they were about to lead into an entire “no-spend” month of January, and then just a couple weeks later they provided a mid-month update. Fast forward … Continue reading

Surprisingly simple budget tools to kick-start your finances

KJ: Similar to our post on Quicken or Mint.com?, we wanted to dedicate this segment to writing about some of the OTHER personal finance software tools that are available to us all for little to no cost. With all of … Continue reading

Smart money saving essentials all young savers should know

KJ: Saving money is all about working through things for the long-term. So what then can young savers do to maximize their savings and pack a punch for their long-term goals? We’ve pulled together a list of eleven smart money … Continue reading

January budget challenge: mid-month update

AJ: Two weeks ago we introduced the “H” family and their month of

How to save for retirement if you don’t have a 401(k)

KJ: How DO you plan for retirement and save when there aren’t any options with your employer? What happens if the 401(k) (or 403(b) for those public workers) everyone pines for isn’t even an option for you? Surely there have … Continue reading