What strategies can I use to convince my husband to more openly discuss our household finances with me? [more inside]
Household finances: My SO and I have started to give ourselves "allowances" to put an outer limit on our discretionary spending. Have you done something similar? What did and didn't work? Any thoughts on the specific questions inside? [more inside]
I realized shortly after asking this question that I should have made it more directly about how to budget with an irregular, unpredictable (freelance) income. [more inside]
What are some tips on wisely handling an increase in income? [more inside]
I need software to manage my personal & business budget. [more inside]
Anyone care to share their monthly grocery budget and list? Headed into maternity leave, down to one income, living in DC... [more inside]
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]
Is there a formula somewhere that will help me determine how much I should be paying for rent based on my income? I’m moving to Boston, and I think I am looking at places in the correct price range, but how can I be sure? Let’s say my partner and I make a combined income of $65K. Is there an online tool that can help me plug in my estimated monthlies and come up with the declaration: Since you are living in TownX, you should pay between Y and Z in rent. Any more, and you’re going to be setting yourself up for disaster!