Summer is finally upon us, and we all complain about our electric bills from the added use of air conditioning and the high summer gas prices.
I vowed on my birthday in April that I was going to be 10 pounds lighter by "Bikini Season." It's now June...and I'm not a pound lighter! What can I say?! Story of my life! So...it's time to get cracking.
We love to shop at the local Farmer's Markets, and it has become a tradition to go to them on Saturday morning to purchase our fruits and vegetables for the week.
School is out, and the kids don't have a care in the world for the next 87 days (but who's counting?).
Attention! Time is running out and today is your last chance to win a $50 Visa gift card! Since the entry deadline for my Great Money Makeover contest is tomorrow, I need your help to spread the word! As a token of my appreciation I will give one lucky winner a $50 Visa gift card.
Rainy Day Fund. Those are the three words scrawled across a little ceramic jar that I won at my good friend's baby shower about five years back.
Summer is a great season for having backyard barbeques, and the price of having a cookout can be much cheaper than going to a restaurant.
My youngest daughter Colleen was diagnosed with Down syndrome a few days after her birth. After consulting with her doctors, the next thing I did was call the Early Intervention program in my state. That is one of the best phone calls I made. This blog will explore ways to find services for a young child who has a developmental delay.
Each week I come across some excellent articles written by those who love to talk about finance and share their knowledge with others.
Happy Friday my frugal friends! This week's recommended reading is dedicated to those of you who STILL haven't entered my Great Money Makeover giveaway contest. What are you waiting for? There are only four days left to enter to win a year of one-on-one financial counseling, so enter today before it's too late!
Like we discussed in my last blog, making your payments on time each and every month is important to succeed on your plan.
Best thing about summer? Eating light. No one wants to eat when it's hot out.Best thing about summer? Eating light. No one wants to eat when it's hot out.
Without a doubt, my favorite season is the summer. I've always enjoyed the warm weather, the breaks from school, relaxing with friends, and family vacations. For these reasons, I'm sure many of you feel the same way and enjoy the summer sun, as well. In my case, having a birthday in August has also influenced my opinion.
I love a good Independence Day Celebration! The week of July 4th has always been a big event for my family. We usually celebrate with an annual family trip to the beach.
People warned me and my husband that after we got married there would be many changes. We got married last September, and as we suspected, they were wrong and nothing really changed. The only thing that did change was this nagging feeling that we should buy an apartment.
One of my favorite ideas for improving the general health of an office is to implement a formalized Garden Share program. If your office park has a green space available, ask if it can be turned into a garden that is shared by your employees.
When you have a family of four like I do, trips to the grocery store can be painful--for both you the shopper, and your wallet.
As the economy has continued to remain in this depressing state of uncertainty, restaurants and bars are offering more and more deals and discounts to persuade diners to eat there.
It's easy to get caught up in money, or the stuff that money can buy. But it's a mistake. We should focus instead on cultivating rich experiences, especially those that help us to connect with our friends and loved ones, and those that bring us not just surface enjoyment, but a deeper sense of personal fulfillment.
Great news! I'm very excited to be participating in a new venture with CareOne Services!
It's giveaway time again! Since, my Great Money Makeover contest is in full swing and time is running out to enter I need your help to spread the word! As a token of my appreciation I will give one lucky winner a $50 Visa gift card.
If you want to take advantage of local attractions in your community, I am living in the best place of all for it! We have so many events and attractions in our own town of The Villages that I could not begin to name them all.
After eating at restaurants quite frequently during my family's trip to Florida last month, I came to the realization that the food I got at restaurants was almost always inferior to what I can make myself, but it costs a lot more.
Summer is almost here and June 21st will start the vacation season. It's no secret that vacations can be expensive and summer vacations offer no exceptions. There are many ways to save on vacations - even for college students and grads.
The latest scandal involving the Royal family of Britain puts the spotlight of personal debt in the headlines. Sarah Ferguson, the Duchess of York and ex-wife of Prince Andrew, has been accused of attempting to sell access to her former husband (who works to increase business and trade for England) for $723,000. It turns out she's in debt. There are lessons we can all learn from this highly publicized "lapse of judgment."