February, 2010

Single and Settling In

Single life has its own unique challenges, personally and financially. Hear how these bloggers are making the single life work for them.
  • Single and Settling In

    Tax Time Doesn't Have To Be Painful!


    Every year I listen to folks moan and groan about having to do their taxes.  It doesn't have to be that way.  I know as a single person my finances are not too difficult to work with, but what I found out a few years ago is that if you work with someone that can help you understand the ins and outs of filing, you can actually benefit from it. 

  • Single and Settling In

    I Can Live With That, Maybe...


    Thinking about getting a roommate?  The thought crossed my mind several times over the past few years.  It makes sense to rent out an area of your space.  I have a cousin who bought a home with areas that can accommodate 2 renters comfortably. His mortgage, as a result, is paid for by those 2 renters.  Not a bad idea.  But is it worth it?

  • Single and Settling In

    There Is No Way I Can Take A Vacation....But I Really Want To


    I am about to say something that I never thought I would be saying while paying down my debt - I am leaving on a week's vacation.  A real, true vacation.  Beach. Sun. Relaxation.  The last vacation I had was in my credit card days, and of course we know that I am still paying that off!  So when I decided to get out of debt I thought my days of true vacation time were over.  I wouldn't stand for it though.

  • Single and Settling In

    Giving In To Credit Cards


    I almost made a huge mistake.  For a second, I thought about opening up a new credit card.  For the first time in two years, I almost took the proverbial sip.  I almost fell off the wagon. 

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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.