Category Archives: Managing Expenses

Do you struggle to keep track of your expenses? Try these apps

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Oh, technology. Some people say it makes our lives easier. Others say that it makes us lazier. Even though both ideas might be correct to some extent, there is something that can’t be denied: When used properly, technology can be a powerful ally.

Whether you use technical analysis software for the stock/forex market or just a simple app to keep track of your expenses, finance-related apps and programs have come a long way.

If your excuse to not knowing where all your money is going is that you are not disciplined, good news! These apps will help you whenever and wherever you are.

Personal Budget: keep yourself out of trouble!

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The personal budget topic is a serious one. We already discussed the importance of having one, how to create it, what to do with it, and a variety of tips about how to manage it. Now, let’s talk about those things that you need to be cautious about to avoid hurting the budget.

Most of the time, our spending habits are not good for our budget management. We need to take time to analyze them and try to change them.

The following are a list of things to keep in mind since they can affect the results in our budget.

Personal Budget – Important first step!

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One of the most important things to worry about when trying to have healthier personal finances is the amount of money we spend. On a daily basis, we are prone to pay for little things that may look harmless at first because of the minimal amount of money it is costing us at the time. But, if we were to keep track of all these expenses, at the end of the week/month we would be surprised of the total amount.

100% Electric – How we converted to a Nissan Leaf

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How going electric can really lighten your monthly budget. I am on an endless quest to reduce my monthly expenses which in turn maximizes our disposable income. One of most families biggest expense category is vehicle ownership. From car payments to insurance to maintenance to fuel, not to mention depreciation, a lot of money is funneled out of your wallet through a vehicle.

Now that I have finished playing captain obvious, you can quickly imagine a few strategies to minimize that exposure. The 2 main ones are