Tag Archives: budgeting

Living Beyond Your Means?

There’s no question about it, it’s easier to spend than it is to save.  Saving isn’t a natural event – it must be planned.  Let’s face it, many people don’t save, and on top of that they spend more than … Continue reading

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Class Discussion or Assignment: Santana Moss reportedly owes over $250,000 in back taxes

Just because you make a lot of money, doesn’t mean you don’t spend even more.  In Chapter 2 of Turning Money Into Wealth we look at the importance of budgeting and how to actually set up an effective budget – … Continue reading

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Student Exercise: A Look at Apparel Spending

Do you ever wish you could quickly and easily see all of your financial information? As we discussed in Chapter 2, Mint.com does a great job of putting all of your balances and transactions together in one place providing you … Continue reading

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An Unplanned Expense of $1,000 Would Be Tough for Most Americans to Handle

What would happen to you if you needed to come up with $1,000 for an emergency?  If you’re like most Americans, you’d be in trouble.  This is a question that CNN.Money looks at in an August 10th article titled “Most … Continue reading

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