Best Pie Chart Ever
via ayjay, via Dry Creek Chronicles
I was a little skeptical at first about today’s guest post at Get Rich Slowly (How A Haircut Led to a Handy Acronym), but it ended up being really good. At the core of it is an acronym (WEALTH), which offers a series of questions to ask before making a purchase: Want or need? (As […]
A nice frugal tip from Trent
A nice frugal tip from Trent, at The Simple Dollar: Start a miscellaneous vegetables box. We cook a side dish of vegetables with almost every meal we make, and we often have just a few spoonfuls of leftovers. Often, these wind up in the compost bin, but that’s not particularly efficient – I’d rather throw […]
Coffee in North Carolina?
This is kind of last-minute, and a total longshot, but we’re wrapping up a week at the Outer Banks (North Carolina) (specifically, Corolla). If any of you happen to be here, I’d love to take you out for coffee. Or, better yet, for a burrito at Donkey Hotay’s. Lemme know if you happen to be […]
The other day I got a great note from a user named Jan. Here’s part of it: I love PearBudget and it’s the only thing out there I’ve found that does budgeting like my Dad taught me on paper when I was growing up. I’ve looked everywhere and can’t even tell you how many budgeting […]
PearBudget’s servers might be down this Friday
Just wanted to let you know that PearBudget’s servers might be down for about 30 minutes for some upgrades and whatnot this coming Friday. The service time will be sometime in the 9 to 11:30 (Pacific time) window on Friday evening. We’re sorry in advance for any problems this might cause. Thanks for your patience!
Thoughts on the Printed Version of PearBudget?
We’ve gotten a few e-mails with requests that we modify the way that PearBudget prints out, so that it takes up fewer sheets of paper. Since Sarah and I don’t actually print out our budget often, we’d really appreciate input from people who do print their budgets. Do you like it the way it is […]
That Old College Try
As you probably know, we’ve built PearBudget to be friendly to people who’ve never mapped out their finances before. And this fall, hundreds of thousands of people who’ve never mapped out their finances before will be heading off to college. For the first time in their lives, they’ll be cooking for themselves, doing their own […]
A No Spend Month
Before I post this, I want to be clear: good financial management isn’t simply about depriving yourself of things you want to get. It’s about being intentional with the way you spend your money. But, at times, you can intentionally set up challenges for yourself. So. Now that that’s out there … Big congrats to […]