Monthly Archive: August 2010

Aug 30 2010

Credit Card Crunch

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Here’s the thing about credit card debt. You can spend, spend, spend and have all these shiny glittery new things, but at the end of the day, the money has to come from somewhere. And if you spend, spend, spend, eventually you will be broke, broke, broke, because not only does spending beyond your means …

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Aug 29 2010

Simple Cutbacks, Big Savings

Saving money when you’re already on a very tight budget is like saying no to an Oreo when you’re on a diet. It’s almost impossible. These are the easiest ways to save money. Eric and I talked briefly about our finances before we got married. I knew he had some credit card debt, he knew …

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Aug 27 2010

The Budget Breakdown

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So we can’t talk about being Broke Newlyweds without going over our budget. And at a glance, here it is. Our biggest expense is Rent and Utilities, totaling 38% of our budget. Typically, rent is supposed to equal 30% of your budget. Our lease is up in October and we’re currently looking to move somewhere …

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Aug 27 2010

Why go green?

Our decision to go green, organic and eco-friendly pretty much happened over night. I have never been a self-described hippie liberal vegetarian that loved trees and cried over dead animals. In fact, I am still a meat-lover, bacon die-hard , Honda gas-guzzling driver. Soon after we got married, we inherited Bentley, our lovable six-year-old Wheaton …

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Aug 26 2010

Welcome to our blog!

We’re newlyweds and we’re broke. But not broke-broke like can’t-afford-food-or-rent kinda broke but just broke like can’t-get-my-monthly-mani-pedi broke or can’t-go-out-to-eat-more-than-once-a-week kinda broke. This is our attempt to maneuver newlywed life while trying to budget our spending. A little bit about us I am a 26-year-old public relations professional and Eric is an EMT. We live …

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