• Posts Tagged ‘finances’

    Finances and Family Review

    by  • February 22, 2010 • Tagged: , , ,  • Comments

    This morning Her and I were featured on the Chicago Public Radio show Eight Forty-Eight. If this is your first time here, welcome! The portion of our interview that was broadcasted included our thoughts on how we deal with the relationship of finances and family. Here are some of the posts that go into more ... Read more →

    Newlywed Money Management

    by  • October 15, 2008 • Tagged: , , ,  • Comments

    In the last post, Her did a good job of listing the emergency/insurance financial aspects of being newlyweds. In addition to those tasks, we also have many money management issues that need to be worked out. They are as follows: With the very large student loan payment gift, we’re now left with how we should ... Read more →

    We’re Newlyweds! Now What?

    by  • October 13, 2008 • Tagged: ,  • Comments

    Since we got married, we’ve realized that we have a huge list of financial tasks to complete. Now that we’re a family we need to take steps to plan for and protect our future. There is a lot to do and it’s pretty overwhelming, so we’re going to take baby steps and approach one thing ... Read more →

    What Financial Turmoil?

    by  • September 30, 2008 • Tagged: , , ,  • Comments

    We’re finally back from 2 weeks of a Mediterranean honeymoon, and apparently our country’s, even the world’s, financial foundation is in deep trouble. Admittedly, it was disconcerting to hear about the economic turmoil when we were abroad. But here at home, things couldn’t be better. We’ve received a generous gift of a student loan payment. ... Read more →

    Depression and Finances: Socioeconomic Status

    by  • May 16, 2008 • Tagged: ,  • Comments

    First off, I’d like to thank everyone for their support and warm comments regarding my newly diagnosed depression. I’m still learning much about it and how to effectively treat it, and welcome your stories and comments. My psychiatrist gave me a document that outlines depression, from the etiology to risk factors to complications to treatments. ... Read more →

    Depression is Expensive, Denial Much More So

    by  • May 14, 2008 • Tagged: , ,  • Comments

    I’m depressed. There, I said it. Not just depressed like in a bad mood or someone just kicked my puppy, but actually clinically depressed. This has actually been a recurrent theme in my life, and I suspect that it’s also tied in with Seasonal Affective Disorder as well, because this NEVERENDING CHICAGO WINTER has sucked ... Read more →

    MoneySmart Week in Chicago (and Michigan)

    by  • April 18, 2008 • Tagged: ,  • Comments

    The other day I was at the library paying an overdue book fine (hey, it was cheaper than buying the book) and I noticed a bookmark with my favorite Benjamin on it (Franklin, duh). On it was information for MoneySmart week in Chicago. MoneySmart week starts this weekend, and runs from April 20 through April ... Read more →

    Financial Boredom/Apathy

    by  • March 14, 2008 • Tagged:   • Comments

    If you haven’t noticed, it’s been a little quiet at Make Love, Not Debt headquarters. The reason: we’ve hit a financial lull. Compared to our finances 2 years ago, things are going pretty swimmingly around here. And that’s a problem. With the weather warming up, our new budgeting scheme, and wedding planning all going on, ... Read more →

    I’m Back, and Inspired!

    by  • March 3, 2008 • Tagged:   • Comments

    I haven’t posted in a while. It’s not because I was too busy or anything. I’ve just been rather uninspired about personal finance, and I didn’t want to write a half-hearted post. But why was I uninspired? When we first started blogging, our metaphorical financial house was on fire. I was on the scene, blogging ... Read more →

    How We Budget, Part 2: Monthly Cash Flow

    by  • February 13, 2008 • Tagged: , ,  • Comments

    Yesterday we laid out the flow of our money per month when it comes to accounts. But how do we allocate those funds once we get them? In order to showcase my expert Powerpoint skills, I’ve created another diagram to show how our money flows. As usual, clicking it will bring up a bigger version. ... Read more →

    How We Budget, Part 1: Account Flow

    by  • February 12, 2008 • Tagged: , ,  • Comments

    This month the Money Blog Network is hosting a group writing project with the theme of budgets. We’ve had a few posts in waiting to go on this very topic for a while now, so we thought this was the perfect time to unleash them. We hope that our budgeting systems makes sense and others ... Read more →

    On Renting, Part 1: Our History

    by  • January 28, 2008 • Tagged: ,  • Comments

    I should have seen this coming: after Friday’s post about how we got an amazing deal to rent our place for a few more years, we inevitably received the obligatory “renterz drool, homeowners rule!” comment. I apologize, personal finance blogosphere, for not letting you know the nuances of our housing decision! Buying property isn’t something ... Read more →

    How The Rising Cost of Gold Affected Us

    by  • December 17, 2007 • Tagged: ,  • Comments

    photo: CaroWallis1 Last year around this time, Her and I went to the place where I purchased her engagement ring to shop for my wedding band. We ended up both liking a simple yet classic, plain, polished wedding band. The price for getting it in platinum was ~$800; the price for the same ring in ... Read more →