Each year it happens. December comes and goes, and in January, I’m left looking at the mess that is my budget. Just where does the money go?
Have you ever had someone who gave your kids more expensive gifts than you? If so, how did you handle the situation?
We Americans spend a lot on our kids for Christmas presents, according to Mint.com “the average family spent around $750 on holiday gifts.” Is it too much?
I recently saw a Money article that said today’s college graduates can expect to retire at 75! Here’s how we’re hoping to help our kids avoid that.
Our grocery bill has steadily grown, and I’ve found that I need to think a bit outside of the traditional grocery stores to save money on food.
Learning how to say no and to resist pressure tactics, whether they be from family or salesmen, can save you a bundle.
Many of us suffer from a temporary income drop at one point or another. What we don’t consider is how long it may take to bounce back from such a situation.
Laura Ingalls Wilder and her daughter Rose had very different approaches when they came upon hard financial times. How would you react to financial stress?
This year, my husband and I decided we wanted to bulk up our emergency fund. We decided most of the money I make as a freelancer will go into our emergency fund and the rest of it will go into a fund to save for our son’s braces. That meant we had to use my […]
I recently had the chance to attend The Financial Hope Conference. Here’s a recap of what I learned, and resources to check out from the expert panelists.
You have likely heard of Steve and Annette Economides, otherwise fondly referred to as America’s Cheapest Family. The Economides raised five children while living on Steve’s modest income alone, and they did it without debt (save for a mortgage that they paid off within 11 years). The Economides have written three books: America’s Cheapest Family […]
If you’re not careful Christmas can end up being a disaster for your family financially. Here’s how to ensure that you have a happy, stress free holiday and a debt free new year.
My wife and I set out to develop a strategy that would allow us to “fake” a steady, predictable paycheck despite a fluctuating freelance income.
Financial advisor Clint Gautreau points out that there are 3 main areas of finance that you should talk about before tying the knot.