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Budgeting Buddy: Did I Create a Budget This Month?

It’s an app.  It’s a website.  It’s called Budgeting Buddy – where every paycheck is a choice – and we’re quickly churning out the new versions. It’s only been a couple weeks since version 0.6 came out, but we’re already poppin’ the tag on 0.7. What’s New? We all need reminders, even people like me who … Continue reading Budgeting Buddy: Did I Create a Budget This Month?



How My Tiny Toe Taught Me More About Health Insurance

I recently injured my second toe.  I’m not sure how it happened exactly, but my doctor thinks it was due to a combination of overuse and poor foot bio-mechanics.  Basically, my foot does a terrible job of spreading the load around evenly to all my toes when it hits the ground.  He diagnosed me with capsulitis (or metatarsalgia) … Continue reading How My Tiny Toe Taught Me More About Health Insurance



The Fed Doesn’t Move on the Interest Rate – What Does this Mean for You?

It’s been a little over a week since the Federal Reserve (or the Fed) announced it would not raise the interest rate as so many in the investment world were anticipating.  As a result, markets are down.  In fact, since the market closed on September 17th (the day of the Fed’s announcement), the S&P 500 is … Continue reading The Fed Doesn’t Move on the Interest Rate – What Does this Mean for You?



Budgeting Buddy Version 0.6 is Out: Start Setting a Goal or Two!

Version 0.6 of Budgeting Buddy has been released!  Both the web app and the Android app have been upgraded. Set Some Goals The biggest change you’ll notice in Budgeting Buddy is the addition of a Goals section.  This is where you’ll be able to tie a Health Item to a goal.  Let’s say you’re saving … Continue reading Budgeting Buddy Version 0.6 is Out: Start Setting a Goal or Two!



Concerned About Burdening Your Loved Ones as You Age? Start Planning for Long-Term Care Now

As we age, it becomes more likely that some sort of long-term illness or disability will force us to seek long-term care.  You might think of long-term care as this big, harry, expensive thing that you don’t have to worry about until you’re really, really old.  But, lot’s of people do worry about it.  A survey conducted … Continue reading Concerned About Burdening Your Loved Ones as You Age? Start Planning for Long-Term Care Now



Got the Stock Market Queasies? Sidle up to Dollar Cost Averaging

Is the stock market roller coaster ride giving you a bad case of the queasies?  After Monday’s close, the S&P 500 was down 11% from its all-time high.  But, as the last week progressed, the S&P shot back up, closing on Friday 5% higher than Monday’s low.  No one is really sure what to expect … Continue reading Got the Stock Market Queasies? Sidle up to Dollar Cost Averaging

A guide to budgeting, investing, money, and life in general.