Budgeting

How to Deal with a Blown Budget

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Budgeting, like any habit or discipline, does not magically happen overnight. However, if you continue to work your budget, month by month, the habit will become more routine, and you’ll find yourself sticking to the budget much easier. BUT, what happens in those instances when an unforeseen event blows your budget early into the month, […]

Budgeting

My Personal Finance Story

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Perhaps this should’ve been the first blog post I posted here on the Abacus Solutions website; admitting mistakes and screwups is hard, though, right? I’m a firm believer, however, in learning from mistakes, and even better, using my mistakes as a tool to prevent others from making those same mistakes. So here goes. As I’ve […]

Budgeting

Why You Really Shouldn’t Take (Financial) Advice From Roxette

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Ahh, 80s pop rock. So synth-y, such big hair. One of my all-time favorite acts was one of these bands, Roxette. I can still remember going to the mall when I was in sixth grade and purchasing Joyride on cassette (!!!); the summer following that purchase, I about wore out that cassette tape, rewinding and replaying my […]