Shopping online can be a great way to get your shopping done when you’re short on time. It can also be expensive if you’re not careful. I’ve learned a few surprising ways to save money on online purchases that will make online shopping easy and cost effective, too.
There are dozens of reasons why we get into debt. For some, it’s unemployment or underemployment. For others it’s a divorce or a medical crisis. For many of us, our spending is the cause of the problem. Each trip to the store is dangerous. Each online shopping spree is a ticket to more debt. Our […]
Donna Freedman didn’t just write Your Playbook for Tough Times. She lived it. Freedman has learned how to survive and thrive during difficult financial times as a teenager, a 21-year-old single mom and as a divorced woman in her late 40s supporting a disabled adult child while earning her college degree. Her new book, Your […]
I once stayed at a home in which everything was perfect. It was a beautiful home – beautifully decorated and landscaped – and it felt like it was ripped right from the pages of a Better Homes and Garden magazine. When I was younger, I would have let jealousy get the better of me after […]
We know we have to budget for the things we need. But it always seems to be those pesky wants that get in the way of our financial goals. There will always be things we want. We see new clothing, new gadgets, new places to visit. There are new cars and new furniture. We see […]
Most people want the American Dream — to be able to buy whatever you want whenever you want it. That American Dream can turn into a nightmare if you’re not careful. Debt can creep up on you and take you down when you least expect it and when you’re most vulnerable. It’s easy to get […]
I think self-reflection is good for the soul and the wallet, and so I periodically take a bit of time to do it. But when I recently thought about my goals for the year and my progress, I realized that instead of making progress, I was making excuses.