Comments on: Tales from Newlywed life: When Your Home Needs Repairs http://thebudgetsavvybride.com/tales-from-newlywed-life-when-your-home-needs-repairs/ helping brides create beautiful weddings without breaking the bank Mon, 30 Mar 2015 13:17:00 +0000 hourly 1 By: laura http://thebudgetsavvybride.com/tales-from-newlywed-life-when-your-home-needs-repairs/#comment-4486 Fri, 15 Jan 2010 17:10:24 +0000 http://thebudgetsavvybride.com/?p=3658#comment-4486 great advice, especially since we will will FINALLY be home owners at the end of the month.

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By: Laura @ so alaurable http://thebudgetsavvybride.com/tales-from-newlywed-life-when-your-home-needs-repairs/#comment-4485 Fri, 15 Jan 2010 05:32:39 +0000 http://thebudgetsavvybride.com/?p=3658#comment-4485 I haven’t read any of Dave Ramsey’s books, but he’s frequently referred to in the personal finance blogs I read. (These blogs are great at reminding me not to buy all of the cute things I see featured on other blogs.)

$250 stinks, but it’s great that you have an emergency fund. We fortunately have an e-fund that will luckily cover us quite a while if I were to lose my job (my husband’s in school, so we need more than 2-3 months for one income).

My goal this year is to learn more about hone maintenance and things I can do to fix minor problems before they become larger. We only have a condo, which limits are repairs somewhat, but there’s still so much that can go wrong! That reminds me, I need to schedule an appointment to get our garage door fixed!

Congrats on the new home!

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By: Sarah http://thebudgetsavvybride.com/tales-from-newlywed-life-when-your-home-needs-repairs/#comment-4484 Fri, 15 Jan 2010 04:20:18 +0000 http://thebudgetsavvybride.com/?p=3658#comment-4484 I have read Dave Ramsey’s Total Money Makeover and live by (most of the time). I slip up every once in a while but I watch his show on Hulu to get re-motivated. Right now my fiance and I are saving for our wedding. We want to pay for every bit in cash. I still have my $1000 emergency fund though just in case.

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By: Terri http://thebudgetsavvybride.com/tales-from-newlywed-life-when-your-home-needs-repairs/#comment-4483 Fri, 15 Jan 2010 03:14:15 +0000 http://thebudgetsavvybride.com/?p=3658#comment-4483 As a homeowner, you should consider a home warranty. It will save you quite a bit of money, especially in terms of very expensive repairs. American Home Shield is my company of choice.

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By: Brittney http://thebudgetsavvybride.com/tales-from-newlywed-life-when-your-home-needs-repairs/#comment-4482 Thu, 14 Jan 2010 23:50:40 +0000 http://thebudgetsavvybride.com/?p=3658#comment-4482 I HATE cold showers too – Derik loves the scalding showers that you must love :) ha! Sorry you had to pay $250 – who loves that!? :/ thankfully (knock on wood) we haven’t had to prepare anything major… but you should go read my blog about my wonderful fire alarm story – ugh! haha!

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By: Corie http://thebudgetsavvybride.com/tales-from-newlywed-life-when-your-home-needs-repairs/#comment-4481 Thu, 14 Jan 2010 19:08:40 +0000 http://thebudgetsavvybride.com/?p=3658#comment-4481 I have an emergency fund set up for just this reason! I transfer money into it every time I get paid and it’s not at the amount I’d like it to be yet, but it’s getting there.

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By: Mary Paige http://thebudgetsavvybride.com/tales-from-newlywed-life-when-your-home-needs-repairs/#comment-4480 Thu, 14 Jan 2010 18:32:32 +0000 http://thebudgetsavvybride.com/?p=3658#comment-4480 The back up plan is a good idea. I can use Way2Save funds from Wachovia for an emergency back up, but my future MIL gave us the Dave Ramsey books. Did you enjoy reading them? We haven’t started them yet.

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