How could love and money ever be a problem? When two people marry, there can be that idea that you and your significant other will agree on the important things – like finances. You know each other so well; you agree on so many things; how could it be hard? Even people who talk about finances might not be “talking” about finances. I know a lot … [Read more...] about Love and Money: Playing Nice in the Sandbox
A Financial Challenge Update: Track Spending Using Quicken
In a previous post, I said I wanted to start tracking my spending using Quicken as part of my "weekly" challenge series. As it turns out, "weekly" turned out to be three weeks since I grossly underestimated how much time it would take to enter in three months worth of expenses. Finally, however, I have inputted the last three months of expenses … [Read more...] about A Financial Challenge Update: Track Spending Using Quicken
New Years Resolutions 2013: First quarter review
When I started writing out what my resolutions, I had no idea how life-changing some of these goals would be. I had a foggy idea that I wanted to spend more time with my friends and make more money – that was it. Things started to come together when I began acting on some of my resolutions, like contesting and spending more time with my friends. … [Read more...] about New Years Resolutions 2013: First quarter review
Goals 2013 – Year of the Snake, and Me
I was reading another blog recently and I noticed that she had her yearly goals posted as part of her regular posting. She included the goals and then posted updates on her progress quarterly. I thought it was a great idea so I thought I'd give it a try over here at Cents. This year was a bit different from previous years for me. The latter half … [Read more...] about Goals 2013 – Year of the Snake, and Me
Goals: Small steps to big success!
Have you ever tried to reach a goal and found that you get derailed by the little things? For me, it’s never the big stuff that I struggle to overcome; it’s the everyday ‘little’ things that make it hard for me to stick with my plan. A Common Goal Trap All or nothing thinking is one of my biggest challenges with achieving my goals. When I … [Read more...] about Goals: Small steps to big success!