Monday, January 5, 2009

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  from Jen Hubley
By the time the holidays roll around, my budget is totally shot. There's all that shopping to be done, of course, but then there are travel-related expenses, and holiday parties. Also? Murphy's Law of Holidays states that either your car will die or you'll have a plumbing problem before Santa hops down that chimney.

 
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How to Make a Budget
Whatever your circumstances, I can guarantee you're looking at your bank statement with one eye this week. (I have cunningly devised a special "bank statement viewer." It's a hole cut in a piece of cardboard, just like the ones you make for looking at an eclipse.)

 
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The good news is, there's no better time than the New Year for getting back on track. My goal? Be able to view my statements with both eyes - at the same time! - by the end of the year.

 
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I'm also going to do something absolutely crazy this year: I'm going to think ahead to what I want and then save up for it. I know!

 
 
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