Archive for: November 9, 2012

Budgets are not one-size-fits-all

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I read a lot of awesome PF blogs, each with their own perspective of what you need to do to build wealth and put your money to its best use. Some suggestions I balk at, others I get really excited about and immediately adopt with great success, and a few I attempt and fail miserably. I certainly understand that any suggestions that I make my own laundry detergent, live with roommates, or cut my coffee budget down by so much as $2 is a lost cause. Everyone is in a financial situation unique to themselves, with their own set of priorities and expectations. I know that when we find something that works for us, we’re excited to share it with everyone. When they say they won’t or can’t jump on board, we’re confused, or even take it personally. Handing someone a budget that is good in theory but bad in practice […]