When You Need to Update Your Budget

Posted by Don on October 25, 2016

We recently covered the Worthwhile Benefits from Living on a Budget to highlight what you might be missing if you don’t have a budget. However, if you are someone who has created a budget and you actually follow it, when was the last time you updated it? I ask because if you are not updating […]

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Worthwhile Benefits from Living on a Budget

Posted by Don on September 27, 2016

When you think about your budget or even hear people talk about budgets, you probably cringe. This is because many of us think of budgeting as boring and a way to limit or restrict our spending. Making and following a budget is actually a good thing. I will show you that there are many benefits […]

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Financial Checklist to Complete after Getting Married

Posted by Don on September 15, 2016

Getting married is a great time in your life. Not only are you committing to the one you love, but you also get to celebrate with close friends and family. While you are busy with your vows and planning everything, don’t forget about your finances. Financial Checklist for after the Wedding No, this isn’t about […]

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What Should Your Financial Pie Chart Look Like?

Posted by Jill on May 5, 2016

Readers at My Dollar Plan want to build a financial pie chart. It’s one of our most popular articles, so we are republishing it for anyone who missed it the first few times it was published. Have you made a financial pie chart yet? I’m a numbers girl. Always have been, and always will be. […]

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Read or watch anything related to personal finance and you will be sure to find the idea of creating a budget near the top of the list. This makes sense since a budget is the foundation of your finances and without one, you will have some difficulty choosing the best way possible to manage your finances. […]

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You Can Afford It… but Should You?

Posted by Jill on August 12, 2015

Recently I gave you a set of criteria to use when wondering if you can afford something. Whether that “something” is a pair of shoes or the trip of a lifetime, I listed a number of questions you can ask yourself to objectively decide if your budget/savings can withstand the expenditure. Even if you can […]

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Can You Afford It?

Posted by Jill on August 10, 2015

Whether or not you’re a fan of Suze Orman or other financial experts, you’ve probably heard of her popular TV segment, “Can I Afford It?” On each episode of her show, callers ask permission to purchase items/experiences ranging from concert tickets to vacations to cars to second homes. Suze asks them a variety of questions […]

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How to Calculate Annual Income

Posted by Don on July 21, 2015

Getting paid is great. Checking your bank account and seeing a higher balance after your pay has been deposited is an awesome feeling and for some people, even a relief. Trying to figure out your annual income, especially when trying to set up a budget, can be tricky if you are paid bi-weekly. How do […]

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How to Manage Money in Your Marriage

Posted by Madison on June 4, 2015

Some friends of ours were newlyweds six years ago and trying to figure out how they would manage their money together. These tips on how to manage money in your marriage became one of our most popular articles! It’s time to revisit the money management styles for couples and tips for success. Finances are a […]

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How to Make a Wedding Budget and Stick to It

Posted by Kristen on May 13, 2015

Your wedding day can be the best day of your life filled with memories shared with your friends, family, and most importantly, your new spouse. But the expenses for the day can quickly add up, and if you don’t stick to your budget, you can end up over your head in costs. Follow these simple […]

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