We have all gone through periods when we have unexpectedly lost money. When the unexpected money drain happens, we can have a wide range of emotions. From hurt, to anger, to hysteria, to despondent to blaise. A lot of the way you react has to to do with your history as well as some of your chemistry. Chemistry There was a study published in the Journal of Molecular Psychiatry in 2012 that spoke about this very thing. Some of us may be … [Read more...] about How Do You React to Unexpected Money Drain?
I still have a television, much to my children's enjoyment, but I very rarely watch it myself. Before I got married, I had an old school giant box TV that really spent most of it's time as decoration rather than being on. But when I got married, my now ex-husband insisted that we get cable and that was what we spent most of our leisure time doing. As soon as we got separated, I turned the cable off and have never gone back. How Much Time I … [Read more...] about How Much Money Could You Make When You Turn Off the TV?
I know that the school year has just started for my kids, but they are already bugging me for Christmas presents. It is as if they can sniff out the fact that Christmas is in the air just a few short months away. They're like bloodhounds and won't let go of it! On the upside for me, I learned a few tricks many moons ago when I was a very, very broke single mother to make this time of year much less painful for my bank account. Pictures The … [Read more...] about How to Make Christmas Shopping Hurt a Little Less
An annual check on your financial health is imperative to see where you stand if you are planning to make big purchases, such as a house or a car. Even if you aren't planning to make any large purchases that would require a good credit score, it is always good to have an idea of what your profile looks like and where you can make it better. It is also important to make sure that you haven't been compromised. [thrive_text_block color="red" … [Read more...] about How to Check on Your Financial Health
Let's face it, most of us dread shopping for a new car. Unfortunately, the time comes when we're forced to face our fears and dive on it. This is one of those experiences that you can either come out of with a great experience and have saved thousands of dollars or feel absolutely horrible and have spent thousands more than you wanted to. New car buying and negotiating is one of my favorite past times, so let's get to it and I'll show you my … [Read more...] about Why Now is the Time to Purchase a New Vehicle (If You’re Going To)
Food is one of those things that falls into the category of needs and not wants. Yet, I've found that a lot of us have a negative relationship with it in respect to how much it should cost to acquire good food that is good FOR us. When we purchase food that is good for us it changes many things in our lives for the positive. The big but in this case is that good food that is good for you can get pretty expensive and most of us just don't have the … [Read more...] about How to Make a Plethora of Healthy Food Affordable