PoP Income Statement – December 2012

Welcome to our December 2012 Income Statement!

Mr. Pop and I put these income statements together for two reasons. First, we want to be transparent about our finances because we’re trying to be role models for other people who are trying to plant their own pennies (and end up with dollars someday!). Second, […]

A Lesson On Double Counting

Kitty PoP doesn’t have a “teacher hat”, so this one will just have to suffice…

Today I’m putting on my “teacher hat”, because lately I’ve been seeing some pretty blatant errors in “double counting” in some other personal finance blogs out there. So pull up your chair, and let’s have a quick lesson.



Opposing Approaches To Budgeting

$5? Sorry, Don’t Have It! (click to tweet this!)

A few weeks ago I had to contribute $5 to the office fund for my boss’ birthday gift – and I had to tell my colleague collecting the money that I would bring it in Monday since I didn’t have any cash.

Cash or Credit?


Keeping Track of it All

What do we have to keep track of?

3 pieces of real estate 2 car values 2 checking accounts 2 savings accounts 2 money market accounts 2 real estate backed loans 2 (now just 1!) car loans 2 401K accounts 2 IRA accounts 1 taxable stock trading account 2 rewards credit cards 2 emergency credit […]

A Death in the Family

We recently mourned the death of Quattro The Pool Cleaner, our pool vacuum. Quattro had been one of our first purchases when we bought our house almost 3 years ago, and had been considered a loyal employee for much of the time since then. We had to replace a couple parts on him a few […]