Calculate Your Down Payment Fund With Zillow

We have been planning on buying a house since we got married, but we knew we needed to get a good down payment for the place. First, though, we needed to have an idea of how much house we could afford to buy. There are lots of different opinions on how much house you can […]

Financial Samurai Interview

I have a new series that I think you’ll love. I want to highlight some personal finance blogs that I really enjoy reading.  This week I want to introduce you to Sam from Financial Samurai. When I first read his site I had a feeling it would take off – he tackles personal finances topics like real estate investing, […]

Grocery List and Price Books

Saving Money with Grocery Lists and Price Books For us, food is the biggest monthly expense after housing. While we don’t want to spend a huge amount, when we cut costs we focus on items we don’t notice a huge difference between competitors (like rice). If the quality and taste are the same, store brands […]

Painting Tips and Projects for New House

Next week, after we close on the town house, we’re going to having a painting party. We’re spending money on the refrigerator and now we’re spending money on painting the place. We’re planning on living on rice and beans for the next months to build up our savings again. 🙂 Painting Supplies to Pick Up I […]

Mortgages and Interest Rates

Hunting for a Great Mortgage Interest Rate We’re in the process of buying a town house (met with another mortgage broker last week) and we’re trying to be as informed as we possibly can. This weekend while we were out of town,  I was looking up information about mortgages and reading paperwork from the bank […]

Living off of Cash, Not Credit?

Last week, I covered getting out of credit card debt. I tackled some ways you can dig yourself out of debt without paying a debt consolidation company. Now I wanted to talk about the pros and cons of using credit cards with your finances.  There are a few personal finance bloggers who are very vocal […]

Getting Relief from Credit Card Debt

Credit Card Debt – Tips to Get Out of It Before I got married, I had some credit card debt due to a combination of bad budgeting and impulsive buys. I worked hard and managed to get out of debt, giving me less stress. I know I’m not the only one who has been with […]

Net Worth Review: October 2009

Snapshot of Our Net Worth for October 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 This category includes our checking and savings accounts. I also opened a Wachovia Way2Save account […]