Month: August 2011

The Power of the Yakezie Challenge

Yakezie is the most effective blogging community in the blogiverse. I don’t make that statement lightly. Yakezie is a powerful tool in the hands of a newbie personal finance blogger, which is why I’m taking up the Yakezie Challenge. The…

Margins for Wine Sold in Restaurants

My latest article at the Houston Chronicle Small Business section deals with the spread between costs and beverage profits when alcoholic drinks are sold at restaurants. I cover how to calculate gross margins, but more importantly, what factors will drive…

What’s the Average Family Budget?

Even professional football players need to budget. There is no x-amount of dollars in income you can earn that will one day alleviate the task. The easy part is totaling how much money there is to spend. The inevitable question…

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