Life Balance

Nora and Tim help you find balance when dealing with a stressful debt situation. Learn how to manage stress and enjoy travel without breaking the bank.
  • Life Balance

    Count Your Blessings

    • 9 Comments

    Taking a break for just a few days with our closest family -- no gifts to exchange, no religious ceremonies, just enjoying good food and each other's company -- can be wonderful. 

    ...
  • Life Balance

    Do You Really Need It? 8 Expenses You Can Cut Out of Your Life

    • 53 Comments

    If you take a critical look at absolutely every penny you spend - a really detailed examination - you might realize that your money is going to a number of places that it doesn't need to go.

    ...
  • Life Balance

    Time to get REAL

    • 6 Comments

    February is real life, and it's probably how things are going to stay at least until summer starts, unless we take action to change them.

    ...
  • Life Balance

    Find the Power in Tracking Your Expenses

    • 17 Comments

    One of the reasons budgets fail is because a crucial first (and ongoing) step is missed in the budgeting process: tracking your expenses.

    ...
  • Life Balance

    Adventures as a Non-consumerist in a Consumer Driven World….

    • 26 Comments

    I have a strange confession to make; I have turned into quite the non-consumerist, in fact I have spent less than twenty dollars on myself since the first of the year.

    ...
  • Life Balance

    Educating Your Children about Money, Part Two: Guidelines

    • 20 Comments

    This article will deepen the timeline by giving you some additional tips to ensure your kids have a healthy relationship with money, right from the start.

    ...
  • Life Balance

    Budgeting; The Swiss Army Knife of Accomplishment

    • 9 Comments

    You want to eat healthy, and you want to feed yourself and your family without spending a fortune on food. So how do you get your budget of calories and nutrients to harmonize with your budget of dollars?

    ...
  • Life Balance

    How to Perform a Semi-Annual Financial Review

    • 7 Comments

    Although things may feel the same, more changes than we think. And if we review finances regularly, it's not a long arduous process; it's empowering and easy.

    ...
  • Life Balance

    Making Your Dreams Come True with Vision Boards

    • 9 Comments

    I was stuck in a rut and I didn't know what to do to change the vicious cycle I was in. Arriving at my wit's end, I had to do something. Self-help books weren't particularly effective, meditation was lost on me, and keeping busy to take my mind off the ever-growing void in my heart was only making me stressed out and sick.

    ...
  • Life Balance

    How to Conquer Impulse Shopping Syndrome

    • 6 Comments

    Impulse shopping is something we all fall prey to from time to time. But when impulse shopping tendencies become a full-on syndrome, we need to find ways to conquer it.  

    ...
  • Life Balance

    Take Responsibility for How You Express Your Emotions

    • 0 Comments

    Some people try to work out their emotions by yelling. Others take their own feelings of insecurity, anger, or pain and use them as an excuse to manipulate those around them. But actions like these tear down relationships instead of building them up, and they'll tear you down if you practice them. You need to choose something better.

    ...
  • Life Balance

    4 Ways to Get Free Accommodation on Your Next Vacation

    • 0 Comments

    Accommodation is a big vacation expense; sometimes a preventative altogether. But if you could get free accommodation, would you reconsider going away? Good news: there are lots of ways to get free accommodation on your next vacation! Here are some ideas.

    ...
  • Life Balance

    Under 30? Plan for a Working Holiday Abroad

    • 7 Comments

    By having a working holiday, you can earn money as you go to cover your expenses, and in some cases you can even return home with some extra money in your pocket.

    ...
  • Life Balance

    House-Sitting: Feel Right at Home on Vacation, and Save Big Money

    • 7 Comments

    For your next vacation, how would you like to receive free accommodation, get off the beaten tourist trail, and feel right at home the whole time? If this type of vacation appeals to you, then house-sitting could be a great fit.

    ...
  • Life Balance

    Walk all Winter

    • 1 Comments

    My advice: WALK MORE. Walking can be the easiest exercise you do, fitting so seamlessly with the rest of your day that it doesn't even look like exercise. Or you can make it into a tough workout. Do it your way, but do it!

    ...
  • Life Balance

    Action Is Eloquence

    • 0 Comments

    I'm a writer, so I prize eloquence. The right word in the right situation can make the difference between understanding or confusion, admiration or disgust, romance or heartbreak. 

    ...
  • Life Balance

    Finding Money (Literally) With the Prosperity Game

    • 9 Comments

    Why do good things happen to people with sunny dispositions (alternately, bad luck plagues those already under the weather)? This may not be a coincidence. What if by playing a simple game for three weeks you could literally attract money into your life? Would you try it?

    ...
  • Life Balance

    8 Things to do With Mismatched Socks

    • 8 Comments

    Beware of the sock monster. It lives in clothes dryers, under dressers, and behind furniture. And it's a vindictive monster, because it likes to bereave you of just one sock; it has no desire for pairs.

    ...
  • Life Balance

    15 Things to Expect From Your Financial Planner

    • 2 Comments

    If a financial planner recommends investments before determining what you need the money for (ie: your goals), they're either skipping a step or have an alternate agenda. Financial planning is all about structuring your finances to help you get to where you want to go in life - now and later. Goals are crucial to the plan.

    ...
  • Life Balance

    Take a Free Family Vacation with a Home Exchange

    • 8 Comments

    A house swap or home exchange can be an incredibly enriching vacation experience for you and your family. And guess what? It won't break the bank, either.  

    ...
  • Life Balance

    Ways to Make Money by Recycling

    • 6 Comments

    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.

    ...
  • Life Balance

    Have You Considered Voluntourism as a Vacation Option?

    • 2 Comments

    Would you like to volunteer during your next vacation? Do something that helps a local community, or nature, or animals? Great! But be warned: volunteer vacations can be quite expensive, and aren't all created equal. Here are a few tips on how to find inexpensive volunteer vacations.

    ...
  • Life Balance

    One Daily Question that Will Keep Your Life from Stagnating

    • 7 Comments

    You get up. You go to work. You go home. You go to sleep. And you repeat this pattern until all of a sudden, months have passed and you're not exactly sure what - if anything - you have to show for it (except maybe a few more wrinkles).

    ...
  • Life Balance

    How to Find Cheap Airfare

    • 1 Comments

    After four years of full-time travel, I've got a few tricks for finding great deals, and I'm always discovering new techniques and loopholes. Here are some ways to find cheap airfare and get the most value for your money.

    ...
  • Life Balance

    Budgeting and Saving: 18 Ways to Stay Motivated

    • 1 Comments

    You decide to clean up your finances, create a budget, and start saving money. But a few months later, progress is slow and you're losing inspiration to stay on track.

    ...
Page 1 of 10 (227 items) 12345»

In addition to the blogs, be sure to check out the new CareOne Groups:

Starting Out

Are you finally out on your own and figuring out how to balance your finances? If so, this is the group for you. In Starting Out, you can talk about the challenges you are dealing with in a group of like-minded people.

Settling In

Do you feel like you are finally understanding what being a "grown-up" is all about and are settling into your adult life? If so, this is the group for you. In Settling In you can connect with others who are just like you.

Balancing It All

Struggling to balance all that an established lifestyle has to offer? The balancing it all group is for you. Discuss the challenges you face when your responsibilities at work, at home and with family and friends all compete for your attention.

The New Retirement

Are you currently retired or planning on retiring very soon? If so, this is the group for you. Times have changed and so has retirement. Learn how others are redefining retirement.