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Joint budgeting -- best approach? best bank?

What bank account should we get? How should we jointly budget? With my husband, I'm trying to set up a joint system where we have personal accounts and also a joint account with "envelopes" for certain expenditures and certain savings. Please review my plan below and tell me what bank to get an account with. [more inside]
posted by slidell on Nov 8, 2016 - 10 answers

Low-key budget software?

I'm looking for a more exciting way to track my budget than the pen/paper/envelope method. But I hate Excel and Mint/YNAB/Quicken seem like overkill for what I'm looking for. What are the best options for tracking monthly expenses tese days? [more inside]
posted by TwoStride on Jul 30, 2015 - 10 answers

Best way to tabulate grocery store receipts

I'd like to start putting the details of all my grocery receipts into a spreadsheet. What's the simplest and quickest way to do that? [more inside]
posted by alms on Mar 4, 2015 - 13 answers

Setting a budget when no longer employed and living off capital

I have the equivalent of 18 months' salary in hand and am planning to live on it as long as I can whilst pursuing my writing plans. How can I best manage my spending? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 28, 2015 - 18 answers

How do I solve for a percentage of a total budget...

This will be easy for someone, but math is my second language so I'm at a loss. How do I solve for the percentage of a TOTAL budget, when one line item is unknown (and is part of the total budget)? [more inside]
posted by coollibrarian on Dec 9, 2014 - 5 answers

Is Mint.com Really Secure?

A member of my family insists that using Mint.com to track my spending and all of my accounts in one place = a bad news bears security problem. Read this old thread. What's the latest on Mint's safety levels? [more inside]
posted by These Birds of a Feather on Aug 25, 2012 - 10 answers

Help us decide if our budget allows us to purchase a multi family home!

[BudgetFilter] We're about to purchase a 3-unit multi family home in a desirable downtown area near a large park designed by Frederick Law Olmsted. The rental market in our city is very strong and continues to get stronger. Does this potential budget make sense and put us in a good financial position for the future? Details and actual budget numbers within. [more inside]
posted by elisenavidad on Aug 15, 2012 - 11 answers

Budgets for Web Businesses

Business plan filter: Help me create a budget for my website business. [more inside]
posted by vecchio on Jul 18, 2012 - 5 answers

Help me become a spreadsheet power user

How do I become a spreadsheet power user? And do I have to get Excel to do it? (Or can I stick with LibreOffice/Google Docs?) [more inside]
posted by Busoni on Nov 19, 2011 - 10 answers

Advice for people starting their first salaried jobs?

Advice for people starting their first salaried jobs? [more inside]
posted by inTikiwetrust on Jun 19, 2011 - 21 answers

Help my track my dollars and cents!

How do I track daily spending, when I mostly use cash? [more inside]
posted by just_ducky on Jun 13, 2011 - 21 answers

Construction budgets: Wholesale Versus Retail

How different are "wholesale" vs. "retail" construction cost estimates? Is there a reason that numbers are varying by 100%? [more inside]
posted by slidell on Jan 26, 2010 - 13 answers

Staff Training Costs

I'm looking for survey results or data on the amount of money spent annually on staff training and development by organizations similar to mine (public sector, Canadian, 1000+ employees). Comparisons to U.S. organizations would be fine too. Is there such a thing as an industry standard for staff training, e.g. $150 per person, per year?
posted by Paid In Full on Jan 7, 2010 - 2 answers

How do you maintain your sanity while managing an overwhelming workload with multiple large projects?

Tips on preventing work burnout and handling job stress. How do you handle an overwhelming workload with grace and sanity? How can I quickly become a good project manager? What should I do until I have the project management skills to actually handle the workload I've been assigned? (I'm kind of freaking out here.) [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 18, 2007 - 11 answers

TV show budgets

How can I find out the per-episode budget for a given TV show? [more inside]
posted by stammer on Jul 7, 2007 - 5 answers

Living normally on the cheap

What is the cheapest you could live and still maintain a fairly normal lifestyle? [more inside]
posted by Jaybo on Oct 11, 2004 - 30 answers

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