To get the iPhone or the Android, that is truly the question! I’m not used to Apple products, and I will be the first to admit that I was a steadfast blackberry user, though it shames me to admit that now. I found myself in the two-year renewal period with my phone service provider, and I just wasn’t sure what to do. I’m by no means a technical genius, and the simplest of applications can confuse me, but you can’t fight progress…so I decided to acclimate myself. I ended up purchasing the Droid Bionic. My decision was born from a few different reasons. … Read the rest
Don’t look now but your budget gap is showing. It’s the difference between what you think you spend and what you really spend. And it’s not a matter if you have one, just how large of one you have.
How do you close your budget gap? By becoming a spending awareness marauder. If you’ve never created a budget, or if you’re tired of your old budgeting system, the easiest way to get started is to create a minimalist money map.
A minimalist money map is a simple way to take your spending temperature and take corrective action when necessary. Here’s how to set one up.… Read the rest
The first house my wife and I lived in was 900 square feet. It was a two bedroom rancher with a beautiful backyard. The living room ran the length of the house so it seemed a lot bigger that it was.
Fast forward 13 years. We’re still living in a rancher. Only now it’s a whopping 2,400 square feet. Even though it was built in 1973, the landlord gutted and updated everything. Once we’re able to buy another home (we’re renting out our current home), I would like to downsize. Seems odd given that we’ve nearly tripled our living space.
Here’s my reasoning.… Read the rest