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Budgeting

Step Into the Budget Lite

OK, Ladies: That was an awakening. In response to our recent poll, about half of you admitted that you either don't have a budget, or the one you have is a bust. We hear you. We've sung the budget blues. But we also know that the right system can...

Rx for a Bloated Budget

Kenia Perez works in the aerospace industry in California.Time and money Give yourself a week to do a task, it will take a week—but give yourself two days, and it will take two days. This phenomenon is known as Parkinson’s Law, which states:...

When Budget Goes Boom

Oops, you did it again The problem with spending plans—whether you have an official budget or not—is that they don't swing with real life demands. You planned to spend $300 on groceries this month... but friends were visiting and you spent $400....

Budget Extra for Feelings

DailyWorth recently reviewed Spent. The following is an exclusive post by Cardella for our readers.Sigh. So often we focus on the dollars and cents necessary to get our financial life back on track—and fail to acknowledge the emotional currency...

Money Types: Carrie, Samantha, Miranda or Charlotte?

Money almost seemed like a fifth character in "Sex and the City"—always hovering in the background. So in honor of "SATC 2", out this week, we revived the old "which girl are you" game, and added a financial twist. To play: Read the updated...

Take Your Budget on Vacation

Sunscreen, flip flops and... You want to relax on vacation. The trouble is, so does your budget. Here's how to make sure your trip doesn't turn into a fiscal fiasco. Plan to spend. Most people have a ballpark figure for what a getaway will cost....

Smash Student Loan Debt

You know Kenia. She's a devoted DailyWorth reader (and commenter) who works as a systems engineer in California. Here, her get-out-of-student-loan-debt report. In January, after three years of repaying my student loans—without much progress—my...

Power to the Mini-Budget

Mom would approve Every year it sneaks up on you—Mother's Day (hint: May 9). We'll leave the last-minute gift scramble to you (brunch? flowers? a... scarf??), and instead focus on this felicitous financial opportunity. If you don't have a...

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