Twitter Post: Haiti Disaster Relief Donations Needed

Real quick, but important post- If you’ve been keeping up with the news, you’ve heard of the devastation in Haiti. there is a tremendous need for help. Please consider making a donation to a reputable charity. Oxfam is helping out the Haitian citizens. Here’s there tweet about the disaster relief. @oxfamamerica is already on the ground in #Haiti […]

Net Worth Review: December 2009

It’s time to do our monthly net worth review on Couple Money. Come see how progress we made this past month as we work towards financial freedom. Cash Savings and Emergency Funds (+$4007) This category includes our checking and savings accounts. Our joint savings includes our emergency fund and our house down payment fund. The biggest […]

Set Small Goals and Succeed

If you’re like me, setting goals and keeping them is not your nature. I have learned the hard way that having specific goals help me get more done instead of doing several things at once and getting nowhere. One very productive way to write a goal is to use the SMART method. Create SMART Goals […]

Happy 3rd Anniversary!

I just wanted to say that I’m married to a wonderful husband. Happiness can mean so many things… …but for me, happiness means sharing my life with you. Happy Anniversary With All My Love Photo Credit: Beverly & Pack

What’s a Better Deal: Lower Price or Rebates?

I think having a lower price is a better deal, but sometimes rebates offer huge discounts. When we joined Cingular a few years ago, they had a great rebate deal on a phone that would make it free. It had the features we wanted from a cell phone so we bought them. The problem? We didn’t redeem […]

Keep Track of Your Gas Mileage and Spending

Over where we live (North Carolina) regular gasoline is $2.47/gallon. With gas prices fluctuating, keeping a gasoline spreadsheet can help you keep an eye on your gas budget and adjust accordingly.  If you use Google Docs for your spreadsheet, it’s free and with plenty of templates to choose from, it’s also easy to set up. Here are some of […]

Operation Apartment Deal Hunting

I’m happy to report a big win with our rental apartment situation – we got a deal with a new place! This will allow us to save a little more and a lot of stress while we sort this house situation. Long story short, the deal for a house we were buying fell through due […]

Net Worth Review: November 2009

  Cash Savings and Emergency Funds (+$673) This category includes our checking and savings accounts.Our joint savings includes our emergency fund and our house down payment fund. We had a major setback in November with the house closing not going through. We were looking for a resolution from the builder that wouldn’t drain our funds […]