Double Check Your Monthly Bills

We’re adjusting to the new place and I was checking out the bills that came in the mail.  I reviewed the cable tv and internet bill and I noticed that Time Warner Cable was charging a lot more than normal. I decided to double-check and give them a call. Hit with the Cable Bill We […]

Cash Flow: Managing and Improving Ours

We’re working on reviewing our budget and cash flow tonight for our family’s financial meeting. With our new house expenses, we’re adjusting everything to make our finances run smoothly. Having a positive cash flow means our net worth will grow over time while having a negative cash flow will eventually drain us. Why Manage Your […]

How We’re Spending Our Tax Refund

I mentioned earlier some ideas for tax refunds that we’ve used to improve our finances. What’s our plan for our tax refund this year? We just have two goals this year: pay down the mortgage and paying cash for some small house projects. Tax Refund Goal #1: Pay Down the Mortgage Our main goal this […]

New Home Expenses: What We Spent, What We Saved

It’s been quiet here because we’ve been busy with the new townhouse and we had guests in town this weekend. This past Friday we moved into our new place and we’re loving it so far. We’ve been working hard to get this feeling more like our home than just an all white generic house on […]

TurboTax 2009: Home and Business Review

File Your Own Taxes with TurboTax Many people get nervous or worried about filing income taxes, thinking it’s a boring and confusion process. Using tax software like TurboTax (also available online) can make it much easier and quicker.  TurboTax offers a user friendly interview style that guides you through the tax process. Personal Information TurboTax […]

Net Worth Review: January 2010

It’s time for another net worth review at Couple Money. With the new year brings new financial goals for us. The big news this month? We bought the townhouse! Let’s see how that affected our bank accounts. 🙂 Cash Savings and Emergency Funds (-$3948) This category includes our checking and savings accounts. Our joint savings is used for […]

Mortgages: How Amortization Works And Why It Matters

Looking to buy a house? Learn how to keep your mortgage affordable by understanding how amortization works! What is Amortization for Mortgages? Are you two looking at buying a house in the near future? Chances are pretty high you’d like to keep your mortgage affordable. One of the best ways to prepare is understand the ins and […]