Making Perfect Cents
Karen & Kyle

Author: Karen & Kyle

Making Perfect Cents is a blog that aims to promote creative ways to save money, encourages living within our financial means, and revealing modern misunderstandings about personal finances.

Recent Articles:

Love It/Hate It...It's the Emergency Fund

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

I have a love/hate relationship with our emergency fund. When my husband and I started the baby steps to financial well being, the emergency fund seemed quite boring. Is it really necessary? Do we really need thousands of dollars sitting in an account for a “what if” scenario?

How to Make a Clothing Budget

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Have you ever wondered how much money to spend on clothing? Setting up a clothing budget can be fun and simple following these simple guidelines.

Setting Up a Budget

Monday, January 13, 2014

Setting up a budget shouldn't be scary or difficult. Thankfully, many have already done the heavy lifting in putting together guidelines. Let's get started by taking a simple look at the most basic personal monthly budget: Income v. Expenses.

Always Start at the Beginning

Monday, October 28, 2013

Ahhhh!!!!!! Budget!!!!!! Ok, so you actually returned to the blog despite my best efforts to scare you away with intimidating monetarily-responsible rhetoric. Good!

Why You Should Budget - Really

Saturday, October 19, 2013

budg·et 'b?jit/ noun 1. an estimate of income and expenditure for a set period of time. 2. a scary and misunderstood document used to confound your spouse and frustrate yourself.

Stay at Home Mom: How We Did It and Continue to Do It

Thursday, May 9, 2013

My life changed rather significantly since last year. After nine years of teaching, I resigned from job to stay home with our child when she would be born in the fall. I have had only two types of responses when I people knew I was going to stay at home.

Some Facts About Us

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

You probably know little about the writers of this blog, so we thought we'd take the first post as an opportunity to share a few facts about ourselves. Here are five facts about each of us--some money related, some not.