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How to correctly calculate break even time on a refinance – For Math Geeks

After my last post on refinancing, I found a refinance calculator on Zillow.com that compared loans the way I suggested. It has a shortfall though, it calculates break even time with the difference in your new payment compared to the … Continue reading

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Should I refinance my house?

OK, disclaimer: I’m not a financial professional. That said, I do enjoy financial topics and am somewhat of a hobbyist. I’ve written articles in the past about how I do envelope budgeting with Gnucash for instance. That said, I’ve been … Continue reading

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Simplified Envelope Budgeting for GnuCash

OK, out of popular demand, I’ve decided to revisit this topic. My original Better Budgeting with GnuCash article is still highly relevant and worth a read for the background if you haven’t read that yet. The method I proposed in … Continue reading

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GnuCash Budget Followup

Here is a followup to a few questions that have come up since my GnuCash Budget post. How much did I spend for this month? I find the Cash Flow report useful for this question. (Reports->Income & Expense->Cash Flow). You … Continue reading

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Better Budgeting with GnuCash

As a fan of tracking my finances electronically, I’ve paid attention to GnuCash for quite a while. In the past, it wasn’t ready for my needs since it didn’t automatically import finances from my bank. That has changed though. I … Continue reading

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