Now, I'm not one who particularly "enjoys" a trip to the library-- it's a little too quiet for my taste and reminds me too much of school. But, I will tell you, the look on my little girl's face when she came out with that book in her hands was proof enough that libraries are great places! In our family, we have always been "readers."
Introducing a new featured segment for the My Journey out of Debt blog; CareOne Community Member Spotlight! We are placing the spotlight on some of the familiar members you see engaging in the Community.
As consumers, we are constantly overpaying for services. We are all being ripped off on a daily basis. You don't believe me?
Before my now husband and I began cohabiting, I ate minimally. I would eat most my meals at home.
The seasons are changing, which means that the air conditioner gets turned off and the heater gets turned on. To save money this fall and winter, try optimizing your energy bill by cutting down the cost of your heating and electric bill.
I hate opening my energy bill, especially after a very hot or very cold month. Who knows what I will owe? My energy company and most others offer a service called Budget Billing, which would allow me to pay the same payment each month based on current energy costs. Sounds good, but is right for everyone?
Clarky Davis the Debt Diva, provides a list of her reccomended blogs and articles for the Labor Day weekend reading!
Many students are venturing off for the first time into uncharted waters as they enter the hallowed halls of learning. Some students are returning for another year worrying about how they are going to pay to finish their college education. And the parents, well some are experiencing empty nest syndrome for the first time, others are watching their baby leave and their savings draining by the minute as they try to help their kids further their education.
Here are a few tips that will help you to have the money you need when you head to the shops.
If you are looking for some quality information, tips on saving and more; than browse our blogs! We have fantastic bloggers from all ages and walks of life; who all share one thing in common; they are focused on finances! Here are this week's featured bloggers.
The choice to attend college is yours, and depending on your situation there may be financial aid, grants, scholarships, or the bank of mom and dad. Will a college education land you a job and at what cost?
Do you feel like you have had nothing but bad news since you began focusing on your debt and how to get out of it? I know I have. Can't seem to catch a break. It seems that no matter how hard you try, something pulls you back behind.
Not sure which summer items to store for next year versus what you should discard? Check out my list of top ten summer items to keep or toss!
Divorce can be devastating both emotionally and financially, but knowing what to do to protect yourself may make the difference between losing your mind and all you have worked hard for.
I have decided that fall is like a new beginning, so here are my Labor Day Resolutions
Well, since I'm on a tighter budget than usual this year, I am embracing the ingenious event one of my friends is planning as a way to get some new fall clothing and accessories at a very discounted price: the trunk sale.
I'm pleased to note that a lot of P.E. classes have changed with the times. I encourage you to make "creative and fun" the watchwords for your children's physical education - and your own ongoing physical education - in or out of school.
So, after experiencing success with my health goals, I am finally in a position to tackle my financial goals.
Across America, the sounds of school buses are again filling the crisp morning air. Children run toward the bus stop with backpacks filled with pencil boxes, folders, notebooks, and lunch boxes. School lunch proposes a dilemma for many parents. Should you send a lunch from home, or have them eat school lunch?
Now that school is in session and fall is here, we are already busy preparing for the holidays. I have even started my Christmas list as most of our family live in the North and it takes a while to purchase and ship everything to them.
When we met with mortgage lenders to apply for our pre-approval letter, they said that as my husband has a good credit score, my lack of credit would bring his score down and advised that I be kept off the mortgage application. They also told us that as the now sole-applicant, my husband should not apply for any new lines of credit.
One thing I dread about the start of school is making school lunches. I get into ruts for what I make for my kids: peanut butter sandwiches, fruit, chocolate milk, dessert. Snack in the outside pocket of their lunch box. Repeat. Repeat. Repeat. I can understand why my son wants to buy lunch as much as possible. This year I am going to try some new ideas and creations and try to entice my son away from buying the school lunches, which are loaded with calories and unhealthy fat.
Fall is here, which means midterm season is near. When I was in college, the start of fall always reminded me of midterms, and I knew that I had to start preparing.
We have fantastic bloggers from all ages and walks of life; who all share one thing in common; they are focused on finances!
Financially Fit TV released its third episode, Dads Dealing with Debt. In this episode, host Nichole Kelly talks to several Dads to see how they are dealing with their finances and reveals some astounding statistics on the state of men and their debt.