This is the first year that I haven't had to work nor have I had my kids for New Year's Eve. Now as a woman in my late 30's, I feel like I've already done the stereotypical New Year's Eve experience a few times now. I can't say that I really care to do that anymore because I really like to be warm, don't like standing on my feet for hours and care not to be in search of a bathroom other than the lovely portapotties that you are given at the … [Read more...] about Great New Year’s Eve Ideas That Will Really Ring Your Bell
With the passing of Turkey Day, the official beginning of the holiday shopping season starts! There are sales EVERYWHERE! Retailers are doing their best to get your attention and get you into their stores to purchase their products for your loved ones this season. Rock bottom sales and deals ensue! But the bigger question that looms is this: how do you pay for it all if you don't have the cash on hand? Credit Card Dilemma The easiest way to … [Read more...] about Is Holiday Shopping With Credit Cards Right For You?
Children want things. Lots and lots of things! At least, I know that mine do. This has been an ongoing battle since I can remember. However, since it is an ongoing battle, I decided that it makes much more sense to turn these wants into teachable moments. Wants vs. Needs The first step in the battle is to help your children understand the difference between a want and a need. This may sound easy, but it isn't always because children see in … [Read more...] about How to Teach Your Children the Value of Money: Wants vs. Needs
Can you answer this question without a little backstory? If someone offered you $200,000 right now, what would you give them for it? Now you are probably wondering what the title has to do with me and this site, but I will bring it all together for you. As regular readers know, I ran my own online electronics company for about 4 years. I learned most of it by doing and just having drive to succeed. I stopped doing it for personal reasons, not … [Read more...] about What Would You Give Up For $200,000?
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?
If you've been around here over the past four years, you know we talk a lot about saving money. It's because it's a tenant of good financial habits. We should all focus on saving our money for more important things. We show you how to save money on mortgages, buying cars, shopping online, insurance, and much more. If you haven't been able to tell, we love to save some money. Doesn't matter if it's coupons, rebates, cash back, using credit cards, … [Read more...] about The Point of Saving Money So Many Forget to Remember