So many people make New Year resolutions with the intention of seeing them through. It gets to the end of January, though, and those resolutions are often forgotten. The motivation of a new start for the New Year is gone. There’s always next year, right? Why should you wait until next year? There are ways […]
Part of taking control of your finances is controlling your debt. This can seen daunting at first, especially if you have thousands of dollars worth, with it spread all over the place. But it is possible. About five years ago, I was in some serious debt. I got a credit card without really understanding much […]
Do you give your kids an allowance or not? I have been in both camps at one point in time, so I will share with you what I have learned in each one. To Give an Allowance… My kids were 8, 6 and 2 at the time and we wanted to teach them good spending […]
It often seems as though your efforts to eat inexpensively mean having to sacrifice what many of us see as standard fare. For example: What about beef? With the toughest cuts of beef starting above five dollars a pound, a juicy grilled steak will bust the $7 Dinner budget… or will it? Very recently, […]
So many people offer couponing and double couponing as an easy method to save on groceries. This article isn’t one of them. My family hasn’t clipped a coupon in months. Yet, we tend to live on $20 to $60 per week on groceries for a family of three.