Posts filed under: Budgeting

Last week I just released a new logo for my blog, Atypical Finance. I’ve been super excited to share it with everyone and I’m glad it’s finally out in the wild. So why did I feel like it needed a facelift? In short, Atypical Finance has changed so much over the course of the past......
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How often do you look at your budget? I’m not just talking about looking at it with your eyes only, but really looking at it. My wife and I recently bought a new house, and because of that, I’ve had to pay a lot closer attention to my budget than I have been as of late.......
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When you are trying to get your financial life in order, it is very easy to start pinching pennies. It’s easy to become cheap. It’s way too easy to overcompensate and not spending any money in order to try and control your money. But as I’ve written before, balance is key. If you go from spending money......
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Have you ever been in a job and felt trapped? Maybe you felt like you were stuck there because you didn’t think there was anything better out there. Maybe you didn’t think you were good enough for a new position. Feelings of bitterness and hopelessness quickly follow those types of feelings. I was stuck in......
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Budget burnout is a very real thing. You get the motivation to make some changes, make some progress for a few months, and then burn out from the effort you’re putting in. After a few months, you feel like spending money and don’t feel like doing anything to track or take care of your finances. What’s worse......
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Budgeting on a variable income can be a beast. There isn’t any normalcy. You aren’t sure if you’re going to make enough money this week to pay your bills. Things can feel really uncomfortable trying to budget when you’re not bringing home the same amount every paycheck. You may have even given up on budgeting because it seems too difficult.  If you’re not getting paid the same amount of money regardless of how many hours you work, I’ve got some hope for you....
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Budgeting for a date night is a double-edged sword. When you are planning them out, it can be fun to come up with things to do with your partner. Actually finding money for a date night–that can be a real challenge. If you and your partner are budgeting for date nights, there may be some......
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Unexpected expenses, or what we think are unexpected expenses come up all the time in our personal finances. Have you ever been hit with an unexpected expense?...
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Since there are only so many goals or changes that our minds allow us to take on at once, it’s important to identify what’s going to impact your finances the most. I believe that there are five key things you can do to influence your finances for the better and rule your finances in the new year....
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This post may contain some affiliate links. See my disclaimer for more information. A lot of us these days (me included) feel so strapped for time that we don’t think we have the time to fix financial holes in our budgets. Truth be told, it takes work to get your finances under control and sometimes it......
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