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31 posts tagged with budget by Anonymous.
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Budgeting 101?

Can you recommend budgeting and personal finance courses, or where I should be looking for such a thing? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 13, 2014 - 13 answers

What bills do I pay first?

I have $13 to my name and a long list of financial obligations. Can you help me prioritize them? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 1, 2014 - 34 answers

In search of some intermediate financial advice.

MeFites have always been pretty good at giving basic financial advice, like how to start saving, building a budget, getting out of debt, etc. I'm there already. I find myself in the surprising situation of being comfortable these days, and I'd like to know: what's next? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 20, 2014 - 13 answers

Calling all Freelance/Paycheck couples...(wall o text, sorry!)

How do you budget? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 4, 2014 - 8 answers

Is this what "being the breadwinner" means?

What strategies can I use to convince my husband to more openly discuss our household finances with me? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 20, 2013 - 49 answers

How do I learn to budget and reduce my debt?

I'm living with just shy of $50,000 of debt. That's actually pretty crazy to say. $18k of it is credit card debt. $22k of it is owed to the IRS (terrible decisions while freelancing). It was recently down to $20k, but I missed one of my monthly $500 schedule payments so I got hit with a sizable penalty. The rest of it is a Sallie Mae student loan. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 4, 2013 - 35 answers

End-of-budget-year dilemma: too MUCH money

I have a pretty hefty surplus in my nonprofit project budget this year, and I have been told to spend it all, because otherwise it would go back to the funder. We're talking about $20K. We did our work, we met our goals, we provided what we said we'd provide. It just took less money than anticipated. I feel dirty and guilty about blowing this much money on "stuff" that isn't what we said we'd spend it on. I have never had a budget at all before, much less a surplus, so I may be a little naive about how the (nonprofit?) world works. Can you please give me some thoughts about how to view this in a way that doesn't feel icky? Am I just being silly and this is normal practice? Bonus points if you have suggestions on what to spend it on. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 20, 2013 - 31 answers

Setting up a home together– financials

Two people -- both in 40ish-- are talking about the possibility of moving in together. We are in a loving and serious long-term relationship. There has been an initial talk about how we might handle finances and we came to conclusion that there are many ways we could handle them. I read a few posts about how couples handle finances, but am looking for some more viewpoints/options for us to consider and discuss. Details inside. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 6, 2013 - 11 answers

I have no frame of reference here, Donny.

How can I get an idea of what typical expenses and reserves are for a condo that has about 12 units and a few garage spaces are? Please help me figure out if my condo's assessment hikes are reasonable. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 15, 2012 - 5 answers

How do I prioritize between emergency savings, retirement, and student loan payments in a new marriage?

Newly married, and trying to figure out emergency savings vs. retirement vs. paying off debt vs. saving for a family. Please help me prioritize. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 7, 2012 - 22 answers

Anticpating budgetary drift

Do I disclose my actual budget to my architect/designer for a major renovation? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 9, 2012 - 11 answers

Alternative to flowers for an anniversary?

What is a good anniversary present for a long-distance relationship on a budget? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 10, 2011 - 9 answers

What Are Personal Budgeting Percentages

What are the basic percentages in a personal budget? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 21, 2011 - 9 answers

They taught me how to work, but they can't teach me how to shirk correctly.

Is foreign travel out of my budget, or am I just not budgeting right? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 29, 2010 - 46 answers

What's a reasonable clothing budget?

How much is reasonable to spend on clothing each month? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 15, 2010 - 68 answers

Help me get what I need from my live-in boyfriend!

My boyfriend and I have been living together officially for about 4 months, and our relationship is only about 8 months old altogether. It's worked out fine for the most part, but now we're moving to a new place and I'm about to reach the end of my rapidly-fraying financial patience rope. (advance apologies for length) [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 18, 2010 - 25 answers

Cheap Mental Health Help in Denver

Can anyone recommend a good mental health professional or clinic in the Denver area that works on a sliding scale? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 23, 2010 - 4 answers

Drop and give me 36 (months of consecutive on-time payments)

I'm looking for a financial coach, someone who can help me develop better financial habits. Does such a thing exist? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 12, 2009 - 12 answers

Help me avoid spending like a sailor on shore leave

What are some tips on wisely handling an increase in income? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 5, 2009 - 19 answers

Shortening the leash on a financially irresponsible spouse?

Seeking techniques for aiding/supporting/educating a financially irresponsible spouse who talks the talk but won't walk the walk. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 3, 2009 - 27 answers

New York City for 1000 a month?

Is is possible to live in NYC on a $1000 a month living stipend without incuring lots of debt? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 18, 2009 - 34 answers

credit ratings across nations

I was born in the US, lived in Canada for ten years, and moved back to the States last year. While I was in Canada, I built up a solid credit rating- I had two credit cards, an unsecured line of credit with low interest (7%) and overdraft protection on my checking account up to $3,500. At one point when I was underemployed I built up some credit card debt, but I payed it off. Last year, when I moved back to the US for grad school, I got into a bad pattern of leaning on my credit cards and low-interest line of credit to pay for moving and start up expenses. This June, the world financial collapse coincided with one of my own- I was employed super part time, was making around $750 a month and was struggling to pay rent and buy $20 worth of groceries a week. I just couldn't pay my debt, and I paid very minimally, then not at all. I know I probably should have called the bank and tried to work something out, but what can I say- I panicked and froze. Currently, my total debt load is $14,000 on the line of credit, $3,700 on the overdraft and $1,400 on my Visa. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 13, 2009 - 6 answers

free me from my free time

How should I use my copious amounts of free time while being poor in a country where nobody understands me? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 26, 2008 - 34 answers

How is babby paid for?

Advice/resources for adjusting our household budget to accommodate a child? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 1, 2008 - 14 answers

Inspire me with your frugality

Total financial ruin filter: I am terrible at managing my very small amount of money. How did you learn to manage your money better than me? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 8, 2008 - 38 answers

Where should we go?

How and where to go for two weeks at the end of August? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 12, 2008 - 9 answers

Seven years of bad luck?

I have managed to run my once-great credit into the ground. What now? How screwed am I, and for how long? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 30, 2008 - 10 answers

Family of four, moving to Bay Area, making $115K. Is this crazy?

Family of four, moving to Bay Area, making $115K. Is this crazy? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 27, 2008 - 15 answers

Family Budget Decision-making

Look, I truly do get the “know your income, know your expenses” bit about budgeting. And I’m pretty frugal in my habits. My problem is this, as the financial head of this family, I have to decide what we will spend our inadequate resources on. So in general, how to prioritise discretionary spending in a fair and efficient manner? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 12, 2008 - 25 answers

I love the car, but the car can't love me back.

Should I sell my car? Am I doing the math right? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 13, 2007 - 21 answers

Convince my wife not to quit her job

How can I convince my wife that we need her income and that as much as we'd like to have our son at home with her instead of in Day Care, we have to face reality or severely cut back our lifestyle. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 8, 2007 - 28 answers

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