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I have never made anywhere close to what Hubby makes. Partly because I chose a profession – journalism – that is low-paying and partly because he has been working up the career ladder seven years longer than me. But we have always pooled our income and had equal rights to spending the total. Now that I am making next to nothing as a blogger and
Losing your job is very scary, no doubt about it. Here are expenses you can cut immediately to make living on your savings (or one paycheck) a little easier. Cable TV, car insurance mileage (they may be able to lower your rate if you are driving less), clothes, day care, gardener, gym membership (ask if you can suspend it), home improvement projects, iTunes downloads, maid,
Name: Tom Location: Van Nuys, CA Problem: “I was a Care giver for my aunt (live-in) since 1991 also for my dad (her brother),” Tom writes. “I gave up all outside interests to make them a priority. They both passed and I inherited the house. Because I wasn’t a son or grandson, the taxes went from $600 year to $7,200. ” Now Tom can’t pay
The recession is bad for your wallet, and it ain’t helping relationships either, a PayPal survey released today found. The recession has caused 43 percent of couples to argue more, partly because of shifting power dynamics. One in ten couples says the role of breadwinner has changed in the past six months because of job loss or salary cuts. Sources of other fights are household
Name: Rick Location: Calabasas Hills Problem: Rick wants to refinance his existing mortgage. “Two times I have used Priceline.com and have named my own prices and fees,” Rick says. “Priceline does not have this service anymore. They have refinancing but not name your own. Do you know of any sites (that do)? I have an 803 credit score and want a 15 year mortgage.” Solution:
If you have a financial issue that you would like help with, email me your name, location and describe the problem. I’m not a CPA or financial planner, but I know a lot of practical tips from writing about personal finance the past year and half. I’m starting with myself to give you an idea! Name: Julia and Hubby Location: Los Angeles, CA Problem: We