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Budgeting

Trial and Error

Ben and his wife want to know the best way to learn how to efficiently budget other than by trial and error. Dave tells him trial and error really is the best way.

Is Our Mortgage Too Expensive?

Katie and her husband are working through Baby Step 2. They've hit a wall, and they're reconsidering the affordability of their home. Dave thinks the real problem is their income.

The Money Tamer

Patty is having issues with budgeting. Her husband is in construction, so their income is varied. She doesn't know how to plan for this variable income. Dave explains how to handle an irregular income.

Mortgage or College?

Ed and his wife owe $297,000 on their mortgage. They'll receive an extra $35,000 next year. Should they put that toward the mortgage?

She Wants to Work

Kayla is a stay-at-home mom, and they need more money to get out of debt. Emotionally, she feels as though she should stay home, but she wants to work. Dave thinks if she wants to go back to work, she should.

Where Does Contentment Come From?

Russell has want-itis. He wants everything. He's never happy. Dave says he has a whole lot of his net worth tied up in toys and needs to find some contentment.

Today's Necessities

Matthew asks Dave to define necessities on a budget in today's world. Dave says necessities haven't changed.

Too Much For Date Night

Ashley says her husband wants to spend $100 a month for date night. Ashley thinks it's unreasonable and doesn't want to spend the money. Dave agrees that she may be right in this situation.

Starting to Stay at Home

How can Stephanie adjust for a new household budget when she decides to stay at home with the kids?

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