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 […]
The following is a guest post by Andrew Rombach of ScholarshipFly. As you prepare yourself for college, one of the most difficult things to manage will be money. The broke college kid stereotype is around for a reason, and it is never more relevant any other time than during college. In college, there are two […]
You can save money with at-home haircuts. But first, let me say this – I have never been trained to cut hair and I certainly don’t cut my own hair. This post is not going to teach you any fancy hair cuts because I am very much a novice. I have only given my children […]
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.
From birthdays and anniversaries to weddings, baby showers and the holidays, there are plenty of gifts to buy each year. We want to give thoughtful gifts. We want to give memorable gifts. But all those gifts can get really expensive if you’re not careful. Here’s how to make buying gifts more affordable so that you […]
Sometimes you just have to take a few minutes from the daily slog of life and take time to appreciate the stuff that’s going right. Celebrating the frugal things that are helping me save money and are making my life simpler allow me to keep my eyes on my long term goals. So here’s a […]
It’s no secret that I love eating out. Fast food, family cafes, fine restaurants – I love them all. But now that we have three growing boys, it’s gotten a bit pricier to take everyone out to eat. And leaving them at home with a babysitter isn’t always an option. I’ve learned a few tricks […]