planning

Best Money Tips: Late Retirement Planning Tips

Today we found some great articles on late retirement planning tips, how to hedge against gas price increases, and clever ways to pay for your kids' college.

Can You Survive a Double Dip Recession?

Five questions you should be asking before the double dip arrives.

5 Ways To Make Time For Long-Term Projects

If you don't like project plans and planning, recall the 7 Ps: Proper Prior Planning Prevents Pitifully Poor Performance.

Is Just Leaving Some Slack Better Than a Plan?

Are you as tired as I am of personal finance sites saying that you've got to have a plan? If you're a planner, it's unnecessary advice, because you've got a plan. If you're not a

Plan for your wants

Budgets tend to focus on needs--food, shelter, heat, light, transportation, and (of course) taxes. They also provide for wants, but generally the smaller, shorter-term wants--cabl

What if energy costs keep rising?

Recession or not, I think the medium-term trend in energy costs is up.  Just in case I'm right, you ought to have plan for that.

Budgeting in a time of inflation

My very first experience running a household was in 1980, just as the last big inflation was spiking up over 10%.  My carefully constructed budget was completely destroyed by price

25 Things I Don't Want to Regret Once I Retire: Take Two

Since posting the first part of my list of 25 ideas and goals that I want to live by and be able to look back on with pride when it comes

Your budget: envelopes or a plan?

When I was first introduced to budgeting, the model used was the envelope method. Every payday you'd take your cash and divide it up among envelopes labeled "Rent," "Groceries," "Electric Bill," etc. [more]

A Budget is Not a Constraint

When people resist the idea of budgets, the most common reason is that they view the budget as an unwelco

Look where you want to go

Yesterday, as I teetered precariously on my motorcycle at the top of a steep hill, riding home from the repair shop and thus marking my first time on a motorcycle that wasn't in a flat, closed course, I was repeating one of the standard Motorcyc [more]

Like DIY? Avoid These 10 Costly Mistakes

I scoured the web looking for the obvious and not-so-obvious mistakes DIY addicts make and compiled this list.