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My Top 7 Personal Finance Book Recommendations

Favorite Personal Finance Books

I started reading personal finance books back when I was in high school. (I know, I realize I was a bit of a nerd). I always enjoyed math in grade school, and the compounding power of money was this new, amazing, fascinating topic for me. In addition, I grew up in a single parent household with my Mother, who was a guidance counselor at an elementary school, and two siblings. Needless to say, we never had a lot of money in our house and my Mother seemed to always be struggling with credit card debt. We lived in the suburbs […]

My YNAB Review – Using YNAB To Get Our Budget Under Control

YNAB Review

Many of you have probably heard of YNAB. Also known as “You Need a Budget“, this is a software program that will help you to get your finances under control and keep them under control… so long as you follow their rules. After using the software for several years, I felt it appropriate to post this YNAB Review. My Wife and I have been “using” YNAB for the past several years to help manage our personal finances. By “using” I mean entering transactions and monitoring cash flow. We barely looked at the budgeting part of the software, which meant that developing […]