Single parent or co-parents, if you put your children's needs first, you are doing the very best that you can as a parent.
Most of us recycle paper and plastic, but there are many more things we simply can't recycle on our own. And if it still works (but just not for us), then it's a shame to toss it in the trash. Electronics in particular increasingly need replacing, but have numerous components that are toxic to landfills.
So, figure out where to strike the balance between (a) being a responsible parent, looking out for your children's well-being, and (b) not being a complete spoilsport.
It's my opinion that things are less likely to be forgotten, and more likely to get done if they're written down on paper with ink.
Deal with these details now so you can make a clean break and save yourself financial headaches down the road.
Starting a new job can be one of the most stressful times in your life.
Splitting up means starting over. Many people just don't know how to begin regaining control of their money while detangling their finances. Even though your split may be amicable, it's important to protect yourself financially.
I'm 45 years old and I'm still learning from my father. You see, it doesn't matter what we don't have, it's what we do have that counts.
Halloween is a fun holiday for children and adults alike, and as an adult you can throw that infamous toga party at a reasonable price.
Slowly but surely, things are falling by the wayside; and some luxuries that just don't make sense anymore, are still necessary. Specifically, I am referring to hair cuts.
At the end of each month, the bank sends me a statement for my checking account, telling me the transactions that have gone through since the last month.
Last week Adam Baker of @ManvsDebt launched his new book Sell Your Crap. The premise of the book is great because it's not just a money making scheme, there's a lesson there: Let go of things that are holding you back. Bonus: his book shares how to earn more for your stuff and plug away at your debt!
Find easy and creative ways to save money during the holidays. From gifts to gourmet menus, we've got ways to reduce your holiday budget.
We all wish divorce wasn't as painful as pulling off a Band-Aid, but the reality is that it takes a toll on you-it is both emotionally and financially draining.
The conclusion I've come to is hardly new: "Talk is cheap."
I have declared this as the year that all of my holiday presents will be homemade. As in made from scratch, created out of my own blood, sweat, and tears.
We can wind back the hands on the clock for some good lessons about "living as you need not how you want." Here are few tips from the old days-- back when people did a lot more with less
The holidays will be upon us in no time, and that includes Thanksgiving and Christmas. This can be a very expensive time for all of us, but can be particularly challenging for those retirees living on a fixed income.
A few months ago I stumbled upon a fellow personal finance blogger called Financial Samurai. After reading his information for awhile I realized that he has created a group called the Yakezie Network which brings together almost 100 personal finance bloggers in their effort to spread the word about leading a more financially fit lifestyle.
No one said it was going to be easy financially after a divorce, and by now you may be figuring out that it's downright difficult!
It's hilarious to talk to some of them who drop money into "piggy banks" in order to save for some special event or project. But it becomes so automatic and easy to just drop loose change into the piggy bank called "Retirement," "Vacation," "Movie Nights," or "Dinner Out."
I talked myself into feeling entitled to whatever I was looking at, and that credit card in my wallet gave me the means to make it happen. The problem was that I didn't feel very entitled to the bill when it came in the mail a few weeks later.
This week I am going to focus on holiday décor you can create on your own with items you already have on hand or from nature's bounty!
In this blog, I will discuss some saving strategies that have worked for my family, which help with holiday shopping and getting through it debt free.
Luckily, tailgating does not mean a fumbled budget. Here are a few tips to have some thrifty fun this tailgating season