The name alone is catchy. And it’s true. Budgets are sexy, especially when you’ve got it mastered to a “T”. The “About” section on the blog declares up front that the blog can be a bit “kooky” at times. But that in no way detracts from the content. In my opinion, that’s what makes this… Read More »Interview With J. Money of Budgets Are Sexy
Budgeting and Income
Late last year, the Huffington Post reported that in 2010, the average student loan debt in the USA was $25,250. I’ve read many stories of students completing their undergraduate education with over $50,000 USD in debt. Personal finance and how to manage student debt should be a compulsory “course” at all colleges and universities. Failing… Read More »How To Manage Student Debt
During a recent baby boom at my workplace, I thought about how first time mothers adjusted to a new baby. The nine months of preparation make you very conscious of the fact that it’s not about you anymore. Instead of budgeting solely for yourself, you have to start short-term budgeting for a baby. My plan,… Read More »Short-Term Budgeting For a Baby
Is it just me or are food bills in Barbados just ridiculous? It seems as though everything is just sky-rocketing through the roof. You have to eat to live, so you have to grin and bear it. Or do you? There are many ways that you can save money on food, but you must be… Read More »Five Ways to Save Money on Food in Barbados
Last week, people were all abuzz with the launch of the new Apple Ipad. My mum called to give me the news and I was like “ok.” But she was excited. You would not believe why. She was excited because the time was right for buying a new older model at a killer price. She… Read More »The Benefits of Buying a New Older Model
Creating a budget can help you to survive on a small pay cheque. The majority of people would tell you that their pay cheque is too small. Try it – ask someone that you know if they think their pay cheque is big enough. I would be very surprised to hear someone say that it’s too… Read More »How To Survive on a Small Pay Cheque
As you know, I recently read my first personal finance book ever – The Wealthy Barber, wrtitten by David Chilton. I decided to offer one copy of it as a prize in a 6 month anniversary giveaway. One of the very important lessons that made the difference for me was the chapter called “The Ten Percent… Read More »The Ten Percent Solution
This is a quick reminder to let you know that this anniversary giveaway will end on the 1st March 2012. To enter, you must: Like the Odd Cents Facebook Page Leave a comment on this post stating why you want to win this book. Good luck!
On the 2nd March 2012, Odd Cents will be six months old, and to celebrate, I’m having an anniversary giveaway!!! In early January I made a post on the Yakezie forums asking for suggestions on some blog giveaways. I got some great ideas and immediately made a decision to tackle one of them. One of… Read More »“The Wealthy Barber” – Review and Anniversary Giveaway
Picture this: The company that you work with decides that since times are so hard, they will introduce a 10% pay cut initiative and cut everyone’s salary by 10%. The managers claim that this is the only way to keep the company afloat and avoid layoffs. They have also claimed that salaries is one of… Read More »Would You Take a 10% Pay Cut?