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animalhaus: Home Improvement
Speaking of budgeting: We have really been pinching pennies in anticipation of the holidays. I have been keeping my family budget online at Pear Budget and am in love with that service. The first couple months shocked me! BIG TIME! What I THOUGHT I was spending on the different categories (what I had budgeted as the max amount) vs. what I WAS spending after all the receipts were entered was not a pleasant surprise. For example–we spent $250 more on EATING OUT than I even remotely imagined we did. And we spent SEVERAL HUNDRED dollars more on groceries than I even wildly imagined. After adding up all the little receipts for trips to the groceries “to get one thing” (and ending up with $50 in the cart or more), it was a very unpleasant reality trip. However, having it there in black and white (and a lot of RED)allowed me to see why we have so little money in savings and left in checking at the end of the month after Hubby gets paid. Each month I’d lament that he makes a decent salary, where is it going?! Now I can see where.
pearbudget  article 
25 days ago by charliepark
Frugally Blonde: Reducing Anxiety about Money
As we have drastically reduced our grocery bill and other spending, we have been been able to save significantly more money. Saving money has enabled us to build an emergency fund, which gives huge peace of mind. Although a job loss or a huge car repair would never be easy, having some savings gives automatic hope.

Giving increased attention to spending also required me to monitor our budget more and more precisely. Especially for the last few months, since I started using Pear Budget, I have felt that every common expense in our lives is accounted for. I don't have to worry when a bill arrives, since I know the money is set aside in our budget.

Even though our budget has always been tight and will probably remain so, I feel that we are in control. I know that every choice we make about money is done intentionally, and not carelessly. I also know that if necessary we could spend even less than we do now. We may have to get there slowly, but we are moving toward our goals. That is an empowering thought!
pearbudget  article 
25 days ago by charliepark
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Control Your Spending

PearBudget allows you to set up custom categories for tracking your regular expenses.
Would you spend $3 per month to get your finances under control? The simple PearBudget online budgeting app offers a drag-and-drop interface for organizing all of your expenses and tracking them against your income. You can create custom categories, enter receipts, and review your spending from any computer. PearBudget also lets you print what it calls GoCards, 3-by-5-inch cards that you can toss in your wallet to keep track of how much you have left in your budget for any given expense category. It's a great way to avoid overspending, with no high-priced gadgets required.
pearbudget  article 
25 days ago by charliepark
Ghost Onboarding - How We Increased Conversion by Over 1,000%
What are the key "moments" that matter?

(beware of correlation vs causation issues)
business  conversion  metrics  pearbudget 
november 2014 by charliepark
PearBudget | a really simple budget
I broke down last night and started a budget. Thanks for making my research so easy! for the win
pearbudget  from twitter_favs
june 2014 by charliepark
PearBudget | a really simple budget
Loving . Check it out and get a month free! (Also subscribe, then I get another month free :)
PearBudget  from twitter_favs
april 2012 by charliepark
harvesthq's simple_xlsx_writer at master - GitHub
A gem to write Excel files ... useful as it can produce multiple worksheets!
excel  ruby  rubyonrails  spreadsheet  export  pearbudget 
september 2010 by charliepark
Holy Crap! I Eat Out A Lot!
Tony (the commenter, not the OP) has used PearBudget ($3/month) to cut their "dining out" spending by over $150 a month.
pearbudget  frugality  budgeting  testimonials 
february 2010 by charliepark
Devthought - Guillermo Rauch’s Blog » TextboxList meets Autocompletion
Facebook-style autocomplete ... beautiful for tagging implementation.
pearbudget  tagging  ajax 
october 2008 by charliepark
Protonotes: HTML prototyping collaboration tool.
A really cool Prototype add-on: persistent sticky notes. Maybe add to PearBudget?
pearbudget  javascript  prototype  js  ajax 
september 2008 by charliepark
Moneyist » Archive » Reasons Budgets Fail
A really solid article with lessons on getting a budget working right. He's using PearBudget, and does a grea job explaining how PearBudget's features work with budgeting best practices to help you budget better. I need to link to this from the PearBudget
budgeting  pearbudget  tutorial  lessons  instructions  help 
july 2008 by charliepark
Blue Anvil Journal » Blog Archive » Anti-aliased Rounded corners with JQuery
Using JQuery to round corners dynamically. Really should implement this in lieu of the CSS Sprites on PearBudget.
pearbudget  jquery  javascript  rounded  corners 
may 2008 by charliepark
If Monthly Budgets Don’t Excite You, Try This - Consumerism Commentary: A Personal Finance Blog
Flexo quoting an article at the Times that says that annual estimates end up being more accurate.
pearbudget  budgeting 
april 2008 by charliepark
Training Wheels: Why I’m Spending Less and Less Time Managing my Personal Finances
In short, I began to trust myself. I had seen the results ... of my good financial behaviors. ... Eventually, I began to trust these principles, and that trust led directly to a reduced need to keep running the numbers and micromanaging everything.
budgeting  success  pearbudget  simple 
february 2008 by charliepark
Be Transparent So Your Fans Can Advocate For You
"I wonder how many companies work really hard and wonder why no one notices. Could it be that you're not telling people about what you're doing?"
transparency  pearbudget  communication 
december 2007 by charliepark
CrunchBoard: senior web designer
Curious. WSJ has a personal finance tool of some sort in development. Probably heavy on stock information. Maybe a Google Finance competitor?
pearbudget  alternatives 
september 2007 by charliepark
Main Page - PlainOldWebserver
Wow. Maybe useful for offline data caching? Perhaps use to simulate online behaviors offline, storing data, then synching up when re-connected?
javascript  pearbudget 
february 2007 by charliepark
Drag and drop with the Grid - Part 2
Perhaps in future releases: drag-and-drop categories from one meta-category to another?
ajax  web2.0  javascript  tutorial  development  pearbudget 
october 2006 by charliepark
Budgeting Home
Free, easy-to-use budgeting system written in Excel. This is one of the most thorough and useful spreadsheets I've seen for someone wanting to set up a budget. (the University of Missouri Office for Financial Success)
pearbudget  review 
october 2006 by charliepark
10 Things That Will Make Or Break Your Website
A great post on things to keep in mind when developing apps / sites. Really, really good.
article  blog  development  web2.0  webapp  pearbudget 
october 2006 by charliepark
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Individual Motives | Social Value | Businesss / Organizational Value
pearbudget  webapp  socialsoftware 
september 2006 by charliepark
generation maxed: the inane purchases that nibble away at my budget
i have been using pearbudget, which is a free excel based budgeting program. fear not, my friend, no knowledge of excel is required to use this baby. i cannot say enough good things about it. the best part about the program is the fact it does not allow m
pearbudget  feedback  blog 
september 2006 by charliepark
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