Why We have Joint AND Separate Accounts

How can you have a blog called Couple Money without discussing the topic of joint or separate accounts? Having either joint bank accounts, separate bank accounts, or a combination of the two is a very personal and emotional topic and tends to lead to some great debates. I want to start off saying that what we […]

What are Some Mutual Fund Expenses?

After watching a segment from Jay Leno, it occurs to me that personal finances is something that we shouldn’t take for granted. Mutual Fund Expense Questions Investing is a wonderful way to grow your money, but the financial terminology associated with it can scare some people. What is a mutual fund? I searched online to […]

How To Buy The Right Refrigerator

Learn how you can get a fantastic deal When buying a new refrigerator that fits your home and budget! Alright, it’s happening! We’re expecting to move into our townhouse in November/December. It’s a new build and we’ll have 3 bedrooms and 2 1/2 bathrooms. That’ll be enough space for the home office and guests. Our […]

Why You Need a Car Emergency Kit

Emergencies can be a huge drain on your money and energy. While we can’t prepare for everything, taking some time to get things ready can be a boost when something bad happens. If you haven’t already, take some time this week to get your car kit ready. Roadside Breakdown A couple years ago I went […]

Net Worth Review: September 2009

Well, here it is in all it’s glory – our monthly numbers. It’s quite odd to see the numbers up. I’m not sure how thorough I should be explaining the categories, but I’ll keep it as simple as I can. Cash Savings and Emergency Funds This category includes our checking and savings accounts. ING Direct may not […]

H&R Block Tax Cut Review

We’re filed our taxes ourselves last year and decided to use tax software to complete the job. Our personal income tax filing wasn’t complicated, so we wanted a program to enter our financial information. After some thought, I picked H&R Block Tax Cut, specifically the Premium Federal Edition. Choosing Tax Software Program Why did we choose […]

How to Automate Your Savings and Retirement Easily

I’ve talked a bit before about starting your retirement planning while you’re young. While that’s an important part of your finances, that’s not the only thing you should work on. Automating your savings, bills, and retirement can ease your stress and help you build your net worth more quickly. Our Automated Finances Here are some […]

Spend Less Than You Earn AND Earn More Money

People are looking for quick fixes for improving their finances. They want to build their wealth and earn more money as quickly as possible. Many personal finance sites talk about spending less than you earn. This is the fundamental wealth law. By keeping your expenses lower than you income you’ll have more money left for saving, investing, […]