Budget 101: Mind Over Money

Most people seem to think that if they just had a little more money, they’d be so much happier, and to an extent this is true, but in a series of studies on the matter have shown that somewhere between $50,000-$161,000 is the optimum income (Kahneman, Frank, Wicker). That area is the money/happiness pinnacle. And…

Budget 101: Introduction

This month we’re going to look at how to set up and stick to a budget. From the mentality you’ll need to develop to actual worksheets to nifty tools to make tracking your budget easier, by the end of the month you should have a clear vision of what your finances look like, how long…

Accountability: September 2013

I recently came across an awesome website called Consumerism Commentary. It was started by a guy named Luke where he essentially just kept logging his net worth as an accountability tool. After several years, it gained popularity and now he has several other people doing the same thing and several professionals who provide commentary on…