Not having gas money to get to work is serious

This reader story over at Girls Just Wanna Have Funds is sad.  The last days of the month arrive without enough money left to pay for basic expenses — including gas to get to work (emphasis mine): ” … Right now I have a full time job where I’m paid monthly.  However, my problem is […]

The toughest part about tracking your spending

The standard procedure for getting a handle on your spending is to track it for a month — track where every penny goes, and categorize the expenditures. Getting past a month is the toughest part.  It’s not too bad for the first few days of the month, but after a week, remembering to go through […]

Did your team get kicked out of March Madness? Time to budget!

Fellow personal finance blogger Jeremy Vohwinkle of Generation X Finance was lamenting over at the Wise Bread forums the recent drop in traffic due (allegedly) to the ongoing basketball tourney.  To quote Jeremy: “These people need to turn off the TV and get back to reading about the exciting world of personal finance.” Hear, hear!  […]