Rising Gas Prices Don’t Bother Me
Jun16

Rising Gas Prices Don’t Bother Me

Rising gas prices don’t bother me this summer. I know that the price at the pump is steadily increasing but my budget already has this accounted for. I simply set a monthly budget for gas in my zero based budget in Mint. I then allow Mint to roll over any unused amounts so that if I don’t spend the full amount in one month I will have a little extra cushion for the next month. By the same token if I happen to spend more in...

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How Often Do You Wash Your Car?
Jun02

How Often Do You Wash Your Car?

How often do you wash your car? I washed my car yesterday using the cheapest auto wash I could find. It actually cost $4 but it was your basic lather and rinse with a dry. There was no undercarriage wash, no wax and there was not even a pre-rinse. The soap just spurted out once the car was in the bay and then the rinse came on. I used the automatic car wash because I think this is a very effective and easy way to wash your car for...

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Oops Just Went Over The Car Budget
May26

Oops Just Went Over The Car Budget

I had a few car expenses come up this month that put me over the budget for the month. I had the money to pay for everything because I have a Car Fund as part of my zero based budget. I put in a set amount of money into a sub account every single month and that amount builds up in a little emergency fund until I should ever need to use it. Unfortunately this month that time came and I had to use a good chunk of money from the car...

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Friday Finances: April 2014, Week 1

Every Friday I post about my finances for the week in an effort to monitor my income and expenses. I used to post all of the actual figures but I have recently decided to stop doing this. I will now post SOME of my actual expenses and leave the rest to your imagination. This week my income was: Paycheck!!! Yaaaay we got paid on the first of the month, no fooling. This week my expenses were: Rent. Sadly it is due on the first of the...

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Friday Finances: February Week 1

Every Friday I post about my finances for the week in an effort to monitor my income and expenses. I used to post all of the actual figures but I have recently decided to stop doing this. I will now post SOME of my actual expenses and leave the rest to your imagination. This week my income was: My small ‘allowance’ from my job as a graduate assistant. I did redeem a few gift cards from Swagbucks (this is my affiliate link...

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