• Posts Tagged ‘finances’

    Questions On Talking About Money And Relationships, Answered (Part 2)

    by  • November 21, 2007 • Tagged: ,  • Comments

    Today we bring you the second half of our reader questions for Sheila Heen, communcations expert responsible for much of the content on Have the Talk America. I wish I could bring her along on negotiations with wedding caterers, but that’s another post for another day. Onward to the questions! – Indebted asked: Hello, Please ... Read more →

    Questions On Talking About Money And Relationships, Answered (Part 1)

    by  • November 20, 2007 • Tagged: ,  • Comments

    Last week, we asked if you had questions about how to approach the topic of talking with your loved one about a particularly difficult money situation. Sheila Heen, communications expert responsible for much of content of Have the Talk America, made her advice available and answered your questions. We’ll present the first two today, and ... Read more →

    How Much Do You Tell Your Parents?

    by  • November 9, 2007 • Tagged: , , ,  • Comments

    I love blogging about my mom. Really. She gives me so much to talk about. My dad doesn’t speak much, and he’s not crazy, so I don’t write much about him. Ever since I’ve been more or less financially independent from my parents, I feel as if they don’t need to know the financial minutiae ... Read more →

    Anyone Use Microsoft Money Plus (2008)?

    by  • November 2, 2007 • Tagged: ,  • Comments

    photo: ifranz We’ve been using Microsoft Money quite diligently for the last six months and have been pleased so far by what it has to offer. So this week we “upgraded” our copy of Microsoft Money 2005 to the new Microsoft Money Plus — and by upgraded, we mean had to buy the new version ... Read more →

    Financial Doldrums

    by  • October 9, 2007 • Tagged: ,  • Comments

    photo: atconc Wow. Two weeks without a post. In internet time, that’s equivalent to being dead for a few hundred years. The above picture nicely represents how much extra time has gone towards finances. In the last two weeks both Her and I have been swamped with work, social, and volunteering obligations that haven’t left ... Read more →

    The Cost of Laundry Service: Was It Worth It?

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

    photo: Melissa Gupta We blogged a few weeks ago about how busy we were with guests, with our modest apartment being occupied for 11 days in a row. During the time leading up to the arrival of our first guests, both Her and I were busy at work, so any plans of getting our house ... Read more →

    Damn You, Washing Machine!

    by  • September 5, 2007 • Tagged: ,  • Comments

    One fine day in the summer… Her: Hey, have you seen my iPod? Him: No, why? Her: It’s missing. I thought I left it in my workout shorts…but we just did laundry… Him: (uh-oh) Her: Wait, you DID check the pockets of everything before you threw it into the wash, right? Him: Um…I thought we ... Read more →

    The $125 Load of Laundry

    by  • June 11, 2007 • Tagged: ,  • Comments

    A couple of months ago we discussed whether or not it was worth it to have our laundry send out versus doing it ourselves. Fear not, loyal readers (or first timers, I guess); we have not succumbed to the temptation to have someone clean our clothes. But maybe we should have. The other day we ... Read more →

    Call for Relationship and Finances Posts – Again

    by  • November 8, 2006 • Tagged: ,  • Comments

    A few months ago, we had a call for entries for posts by bloggers, financial or otherwise, on the topic of relationships and finances. That project was sidetracked a little, but we’re hoping to revive it. The point of the project was to create a repository for all things relationships and finances. The list would ... Read more →

    DIY Computer Saves a Lot of Money

    by  • November 3, 2006 • Tagged: ,  • Comments

    Warning: This post has much geek speak. Those who are offended or more likely, bored, can look away. Our computer at home is dying. Lately we’ve been getting spontaneous reboots, freezing, and general slowing down. It has trouble with more than 3 tabs open at once in Firefox. Itunes can’t play songs without it being ... Read more →

    The Cost of Clean Clothes

    by  • October 30, 2006 • Tagged: ,  • Comments

    Laundry, like finances, is often one of those things that I wish would just take care of itself. While I love our apartment, it doesn’t have a washer/dryer in it, nor does our building have a community laundry room. That means that every three weeks or so, we have to carry 3 lampers (Yes, lamper ... Read more →

    Where NOT to Ask for Financial Advice

    by  • July 27, 2006 • Tagged: , ,  • Comments

    Recently on Slashdot, a reader asked this question: “I am a rising junior in college and decided to take out loans to cover all my costs so I could graduate with money in the bank. My tuition bill is minimal as I have a nearly full ride, but living is always expensive. With that said, ... Read more →