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, […]

Tips on Lowering Your Health Care Expenses

One of the expenses many couples have to include is health insurance. If you neglect to have suitable insurance, it can not only lead to serious health consequences but also can ruin your financial life. A visit to the ER can average $361- $1262 according to Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina. In Florida, […]

His, Mine, and Our Financial Goals

Before coming up with a plan on how to reach our financial goals, it would make sense to take just a minute to write down and list what goals we have as a couple. What we’ve noticed is that even though we may have individual goals, they are still tied to our team effort. I’ll […]

Couple Money – Welcome!

Hello, I’m Elle and welcome to Couple Money! What’s Couple Money About? As the name suggests, Couple Money is about working together as a couple on building your family’s finances. We’ve all seen the news pieces about how money is big source of martial stress. Couple Money is about using finances as a way to […]