Let's say you're going to take a "staycation" this year. What can you do to turn it into an active break from your workaday routine, rather than an excuse to veg out on the couch and watch television?
There has been a lot of coverage in the news recently regarding debt settlement. Many of these reports have covered very unscrupulous actions by debt settlement companies. CareOne providers have never been mentioned in these reports because our approach is different and we are making great strides toward developing a new debt settlement model that truly serves consumers' best interests.
There was never a question of whether we would buy an apartment outright. We knew from the start we would need to get a mortgage and as I mentioned in my last post, we did not know a thing about them.
For many people, summer means it's time to pack up the camping gear and head to the campground for the weekend.
Lately there has been a lot of negative press centered around the debt settlement industry. It seems like every time I open up a newspaper or check out CNN.com some expert is writing about how terrible the industry is, and how every debt settlement company is taking advantage of innocent consumers who are desperate and don't know better.
While it seems like summer has barely started, back to school sales are right around the corner! My kids have no interest in thinking about going back to school right now. Groan! But, these sales are a great way to stock up on school supplies for the year. With careful planning and some budget considerations, you can get through yet another spending "season" without breaking the bank.
Even though I'm retired and we only live an hour away from the beach, it is difficult to get away for even a mini-vacation.
Not all of us are lucky enough to travel during the summer, and I am one of those unlucky people. I do have a vacation planned for later this year, but I have to stay home until then. Since, I'm not able to travel this summer, my friends and I decided to go camping - in the backyard!
Summer Saturdays can mean endless fun for those on the bargain hunt. Yard sales can be places to find fun deals and steals- but let the buyer beware! There is a right way and a wrong way to stretch your dollars at these sales.
Motivation is a funny thing. Just this past weekend, I woke up early to go to the gym on Sunday morning, and I really didn't feel like going. It was a dreary, rainy day and I could have just as easily stayed home. I
In the current state of the economy, it is critical that we carefully monitor our expenses. It would not be difficult for someone in my position, as a recent college graduate, to start racking up debt-the dirty word we all cringe from.
As I begin the tedious process of filing for divorce, finding a good divorce lawyer ranks up there with the same importance as obtaining childcare or finding a good mechanic-- you don't want just anyone, you want someone you can trust!
I want to have a party. Casual, fun, close friends. I want to celebrate the summer and relax a bit with the people I enjoy being around. We work hard, we deserve it! So, what is girl on a budget to do?
If you have saved wisely for your vacation you should be in good shape; and exercising frugality along the way won't hurt either! If you are staying at home this weekend, relax maybe do a little reading!
I'm so loving summer! It is one of my most favorite times of year. Best of all, it's so easy to have fun without spending a lot of money.
That's right, it's been about four years since I last had hundreds of channels at my fingertips. And I've lived to tell about it
That's right, it's been about four years since I last had hundreds of channels at my fingertips. And I've lived to tell about it.
It happens every summer. That need to get away from campus, home, or work strikes hard and fast. But it's so expensive to take vacations. There's the hotel rooms, the airfare, the souvenirs. Just can't afford to do it.
How do you get out of a rut? Sometimes the answer is to shock yourself with an over-the-top effort to do something amazing and constructive in your life.
I know that in this type of job market it's hard to pass up an opportunity, but sometimes in the end it can cause more of an economic hardship than before.
Q3 is the time of year when innovation is key. Part of innovation is education - if you know how to do more stuff, you have more to offer to your clients both now, and in the future. As an added bonus, your business will become interesting to you again, which is worth more than money.
I am 65 years old and this is the first time in my life that I have seriously addressed the concept of living frugally. I know, pretty shocking, isn't it?
" I had to create a new identity as a single person, which included my view of finances. It wasn't long before I realized "Oh no, my life and my paycheck have been cut in half-- actually less than in half."
One of my favorite quotes is from Thoreau: "Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you imagined."
Every year I save money for a vacation. When I start planning to save, it always seems too early, so I put it off for a few more months. This year it's different.