Budgeting and Income
Congrats on surviving the year! Before you start planning for the new year, make sure that the items on your year-end financial bucket list are checked off. It’s the end of the year and I don’t know how it got here so quickly. Thanks to COVID, it feels like the year consisted of January, February,… Read More »Checking Off My Year-End Financial Bucket List
When you’re a low-income earner, money may not stretch as far as you would like it to. There may be things that you would love to purchase, but funds are allocated to something else. Every extra dollar that you earn already has an expense or a bill lined up. How many times have you had… Read More »How to Budget When You’re Making Minimum Wage
Late last year, I spent endless hours on Pinterest trying to find the perfect template to set up a household budget worksheet that I could use to organise my house finances. The reason for this, is that I finally decided to separate my personal budget from my household budget. In the past, I’ve always included… Read More »How to Set Up a Household Budget and Stick to It
Sometimes families that are surviving on one income are not doing so by choice. People always seem to think that when others are in certain situations, it was done by choice. Some single income households come about because the sole breadwinner is in a financial position to support the entire family quite comfortably. But some… Read More »Overcoming the Challenge of Surviving on One Income
The road to financial prosperity and being debt free can seem quite far away when you’re over $10,000 in debt. Seeing all of those zeroes looking back at you can be scary, if you do not have a plan with a goal. This financial story that I am writing for myself will have a happy… Read More »I’m Over $10,000 in Debt – How the Hell Did That Happen?
A few years ago, I discovered the sinking fund budgeting method on the Daily Money Shot blog. It was in the early days of blogging on Odd Cents and I was an active reader of several personal finance blogs. At that time, I had a rotation of blogs that I used to visit every week… Read More »How I Use Sinking Fund Budgeting to Reduce My Financial Stress
It’s that time of the year when the government puts us under pressure to file our taxes and give them all of the money in our pockets. Depending on where you are in the world, filing taxes can be a painstaking process that becomes even more harrowing when you calculate that you owe thousands of… Read More »Getting Ready For the Tax Filing Season
I think that I’ve written before about the importance of taking baby steps to get to your desired point in life. I firmly believe that when you take a goal and break it down into actionable mini missions, it’s very easy to cross that goal off as accomplished and move on to the next one.… Read More »The Mini Missions Challenge: How I Improved My Life in 30 Days!