Know your Fico Score

There's a guy in town who can dominate your life...and his name is FICO. I'm sure most of you know, but your Fico score is basically a number that companies, creditors, etc use to calculate whether you're a good applicant or ... Read More...

Separate or combined checking accounts?

When it comes to finances, there are three typical options newlyweds can choose: Joint Checking: Everything is shared, including credit cards. Both paychecks are deposited into one account and everything is paid and deducted from that one account. Separate Checking: Each individual ... Read More...

Losing sight of the goal

Something happened this month with our finances which I've noticed has become a reoccurring theme. At the beginning of the month, when I planned out our budget, I underestimated Eric's take-home pay because we still didn't know what his salary would ... Read More...

Husband-Wife Time

In case you're a new reader or just haven't been paying attention (tsk, tsk), one of my most favorite things to complain about is Eric's work schedule. I'm trying to get better, I promise, but he's had to work every ... Read More...

How to find a job

Since I graduated college four years ago, I've held four full-time "put on my resume" kind of jobs. I've also been a babysitter, a dog sitter, a Bank of America teller (for two days), a shoe and flip-flop saleswoman, and ... Read More...