Updates: March 11 – 17

What a week. One co-worker quit, one co-worker pregnant and I got a promotion! Most significant in my every day life, of course would be my promotion – increased responsibility and increased (yet to be determined) salary. Combined with CF’s new job, there is going to be a lot of budgeting and re-budgeting as we figure out how our new financial arrangements will work. In the meantime though,...

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How to make a budget that works

Estimating income, expenses, emergency expenses, bills, budgeting, budgeting income, make a budget that works, budgeting 101, Family and finances, dealing with the family, Making money, extra income, quick cash, side job
A lot of people I know have been starting first jobs lately.  And first jobs means… more beer first budget!  Well, maybe it doesn’t mean that to most people and certainly not to me way back when – but getting started on a good solid budget right from the beginning will set you up for future financial success. Photo Credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/twon/ When I had my first...

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Family and finances

Estimating income, expenses, emergency expenses, bills, budgeting, budgeting income, make a budget that works, budgeting 101, Family and finances, dealing with the family, Making money, extra income, quick cash, side job
I have a cousin in Ontario who is a year younger than me. She’s always been lucky.  I remember that as children, I used to visit her family’s house a lot.  She always had the most toys and the latest gadgets.  I used to be quite jealous.  Then as young adults, her parents paid for her to go to university while I struggled to navigate living on my own, student loans, and credit card...

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Updates: May 15-21

Sooooo getting back from Seattle on Monday, coupled with new job, coupled with the class I’m taking, coupled with Brian being away on business means that I was a bad, bad blogger this week.  :/  I’ve even been procrastinating about replying to comments left on some of my freelancing gigs.  *hangs head* I do have a few blogs “in-progress” so I’ll be getting those up...

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