How Much is Our Townhouse Costing Us?

If you’re looking to buy a house, you might want to go ahead and run the numbers for your area. To say buying is better than renting or vice versa is foolish, as everyone has a different situation. Rent vs Buying Costs I wanted to give you the run down with our housing expenses, so […]

Net Worth Review: April 2010

April has passed way too quickly for my taste, but it also means that summer is approaching. Starting this month, there will be some changes to how I publish my net worth reviews. I’m changing the format for my benefit, but I also noticed that it would work well for some readers. April Spending Habits I thought […]

What We Spend Money On: Video Games

I was messing around Bundle for a post idea and I got distracted by checking out the charts on how other couples spend their money in Raleigh. It kind of inspired me for a post here on Couple Money. I was thinking I could share some of our discretionary expenses from time to time. It would be […]

Our Tax Refund is Delayed

We’ve been expecting a direct deposit on our tax refund for the past week. Since we’re taking the home buyer’s tax credit, we’ve been eagerly checking our account for the direct deposit. This isn’t the first time we’ve had a tax refund not come in as planned. Types of Notices and Letters Sent by IRS The good […]

2010 Couple Goal: Exercising and Being More Active

We’re trying to reach our health goals with sustainable change. It’s been hard to make some changes and I still have to make myself keep to my exercise routine, but it’s easier when you do it as a team.     My Fitness Goals By mid June, I’d like to: Weigh 12 lbs lighter Be […]

2010 Couple Goal: Improving Our Diet and Losing Weight

We’ve seen the scale creep up over the last 3 years and we’ve had enough. We want to be healthier and we’re going to encourage one another. Changing Our Diet Now, I’m not talking about switching to all salads and water, but I am talking about making small calculated changes to what you eat over […]

How to Quickly Create Your Retirement Plan with Spreadsheets

Want to learn how much you need to retire? Try these free retirement spreadsheets and get your number! One of the purposes many families turn to Microsoft Excel for is working out their retirement plan in an easy and quick manner. This type of number crunching and planning is exactly the kind of math that gives […]

Career Advice from Conan O’Brien

I was checking the news today and I noticed that Conan O’Brien announced that he will have a new show on TBS next fall. I’ve been a casual fan of Conan and recent events have definitely been interesting to watch. 3 Key Lessons from Conan O’Brien Today, though, I had another thought come to me when […]