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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
[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]
Business plan filter: Help me create a budget for my website business. [more inside]
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]
Advice for people starting their first salaried jobs? [more inside]
How do I track daily spending, when I mostly use cash? [more inside]
How different are "wholesale" vs. "retail" construction cost estimates? Is there a reason that numbers are varying by 100%? [more inside]
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?
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]
How can I find out the per-episode budget for a given TV show? [more inside]
What is the cheapest you could live and still maintain a fairly normal lifestyle? [more inside]