Bar Mitzvah on an Intentional Budget | Can It Be Done? (Our Experience)

As promised, I want to share with you all some of the behind-the-scene details from my son's Bar Mitzvah this past Shabbat. I am going to be really honest with you guys about money, even though, quite frankly, it scares me to be this … [Read more...]

21 Days to a Better Budget, Day 1: Are You All In?

Happy New Year! Welcome to Day 1 of my brand new series of posts called 21 Days to a Better Budget. If you’re new to budgeting, or if you’ve tried budgeting before but can’t quite seem to make it work for you, you’re in the right place. Money … [Read more...]

Reader Q&A | How to Budget with “Extra” Paychecks

Today's reader question comes from a reader in Illinois. In my previous job, I was paid twice a month, which made 24 pay periods in a year. I just started a new job that pays every two weeks, which makes 26 pay periods in a year. I'm trying to … [Read more...]

Budgeting Basics | Sink Funds vs. Cash Flow vs. Delayed Gratification

By now, you know that I love sink funds to help us pay for our expected annual expenses - like our insurance premiums. And that sink funds have also been great for us for the expenses we can anticipate having, but don't know when or how they'll … [Read more...]