Stories: One Bank Account

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Telling stories is what bloggers do, and most bloggers tell stories because the people in their lives are tired of hearing least that's what my wife thinks.  As we move along in this process, we'll occasionally take a detour to story time.  This gives me the chance to … [Read more...]

Lead Me Not Into Temptation . . .

I was just telling a friend the other day that one of the best ways for me to cut back on my spending is to watch less television and read fewer magazines. That advertising stuff really does work. And even the stuff that isn't technically advertising still makes me want to buy, … [Read more...]

Month in Review

We've made it through one month of living on cash, and I'm pleased to say that we've done really well. We completely blew the gas budget because of an unusually high amount of work-related driving, but otherwise we stayed right on target. I can only think of one "unauthorized" … [Read more...]

Getting a Second Job

Earlier this week, I mentioned that you need a second job.  Here are a number of ways you can get started today on increasing your income: Ask for a raise-I know this isn't really a second job, but one of the quickest ways to increase your income is to reach out to your boss … [Read more...]

The Importance of Cash

Exactly 7 days into this experiment, one thing is becoming very clear to me: You absolutely have to be accountable when you use cash for all your purchases. I went for a run today with a few friends and the conversation turned to our financial experiment.  My observation was … [Read more...]