Home Management


The Concepts Behind Budgeting

I could not agree more with You Need a Budget (YNAB)’s 4 rules in their methodology: Give every dollar a job Save for a rainy day Roll with the punches Live on last month’s income Since I really can’t explain better than they can, I’m going to let them explain: The YNAB Methodology In Depth. This entry is post 18 of 24 in the series 31 Days 2015 - Back to Basics...

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Painting Walls
October 16, 2014

Painting Walls

One of the cheapest ways to update a room is to change the paint color. Before we get to the ‘how to’ part though, a couple of things to keep in mind: If you rent,...


Cooking From Scratch
October 14, 2014

Cooking From Scratch

Let’s talk about cooking from scratch and how to read a recipe. You may remember from a previous post that I said a meal does not need to be an event. Let me say that...


Finance Concept: Net Worth
October 10, 2014

Finance Concept: Net Worth

The accounting definition of net worth is the value of assets less the value of liabilities. Let’s talk plain speak, though. Assets: the value of things you own The money you have in cash – your...


Home Improvement Concept: Level
October 09, 2014

Home Improvement Concept: Level

As you get more into home improvement and DIY projects, there are two concepts that will make what you do look more professional: level and square. (And if you’re going for a rustic, primitive look...


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