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That’s my number. (804) 814-2064. It’s my cell. Like, the number Sarah uses to tell me to pick up bread when I’m in town. It’s also, now, the number you can use to reach me. I want to make sure that if you have questions, or if there’s anything else I can help you with, […]

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Transitioning to 2011 (info soon!)

We’ve gotten a few e-mails from people asking about transitioning from 2010 to 2011. Lots of really good questions. can I start 2011 with a clean slate? will my balances carry over what if I have categories I only needed in 2010, but not in 2011? We’re working on some code to make this transition […]

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What’s it worth to you?

In a recent interview, we were asked, “how do you keep PearBudget afloat in a world of free apps?” It’s a good question. After all, people using PearBudget are interested in saving money, right? So why would they pay money, when there are free options out there? The short answer is this: the return on […]

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Database Cleanup

In an effort to speed up the site, we’re going to be cleaning out some old, unused accounts from the database. These are accounts where the owners created a trial account, used it for the free month, and then never signed up. Accordingly, I expect that nobody in the world will be missing these accounts […]

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Running some code deployments today

We’re going to be running some code deployments today. We’re hoping there won’t be downtime for anybody, but just wanted to mention it so you were aware. Thanks!

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Quote from Rachel at Small Notebook

When you don’t give thoughts to money management, then your life becomes all about the money. -Rachel, at Small Notebook

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Plan Your Peaceful Christmas (at Simple Mom)

For those of you who celebrate Christmas, hopefully there’s a “Christmas” category in your budget, and hopefully you’ve been setting aside some money for it so it won’t come out of the blue and throw everything out of whack. But for those of you who’ve had to divert funds to other categories, or who weren’t […]

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Cooking on a Budget (on Ask MetaFilter)

One of my favorite sites for eclectic advice is Ask MetaFilter. In a span of about 10 minutes, you can get everything from “help me find this book from when I was a kid” to “I’m having this problem with my estranged sister … how do I handle it?” to “help me find movies where […]

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