Our children look to us as their first roles models so it is our job as their parents to lead by example. To simply say “don’t do what I do” is not enough, you will have more influence in a positive way if you share how you budget for your family. This will not only teach them to be responsible it will boost their self –esteem and self confidence.…Continue
Added by Marie Summers on November 25, 2013 at 2:42pm — No Comments
Well my friends it is time that it happened again, I have been on a winning wine streak, and as streaks are known to do, it has come to an end. As much as I love sharing great budget wines with you I truly hate sharing the budget bombs but an honest wine drinking mama has got to do what an honest wine…Continue
Added by Janice Perry on November 16, 2013 at 10:37pm — No Comments
For a long time I just accepted that the costs of gas were a part of life. I never checked which gas station was cheapest; I always figured that they were pretty much all the same and who cares about a cent or two here and there? When I moved recently, just a couple of towns over (from richy-richy Avon, CT to working-class Bristol); same state, same county even, I couldn’t help but notice that gas is always .20 to .25 cents cheaper across the board. I am still having sticker shock and…Continue
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You can use your favorite pre-made makeup remover or check out this DIY remover recipes. Or go for the remover we’re currently loving so much: coconut oil! Here’s how to concoct your own makeup wipe magic.
Added by HollyDayBeauty on June 5, 2013 at 11:18pm — No Comments
Babies will never judge their parents for the amount of stuff that they had when they were little or didn’t have when they were babies. In fact, most babies only need a few basic necessities in order to be adequately cared for and they don’t need a bunch of fancy things. A baby will use most of their baby gear for a short period of time and they quickly grow out of it. If you are expecting and have a limited budget, I would recommend that parents buy or register for the following…Continue
I’m gonna pop some tags, only got twenty dollars in my pocket…(from the song, Thrift Shop by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis).
When my two step-kids were still living at home, they were pretty easy when it came to clothes shopping. Sure, they had certain likes and dislikes like everyone else, but they never really made a big deal about sporting the latest and greatest name brands on their backs.
As a matter of fact, when they each entered high school (they are two years…Continue
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Added by Megan Card on July 25, 2012 at 10:09am — No Comments
I've never lived a lavish life. Even when I was at the height of tattooing, I could pull down maybe $1000 in one weekend, I'd always turn around and either stock the house with food, or buy the kids much needed clothes, or pay the bills for the entire month. I wouldn't say I'm bad with money, but I'd be lying if I said I had a savings account with even a dime in it.
So budgeting has always been a part of my life. Sometimes the budget has allowed for 'fun money', sometimes the kids…
Added by Morgan M on July 23, 2012 at 7:35pm — No Comments
I know we all dread tax time. It can be a very enlightening and scary exercise, especially for those of you that don’t budget. You might be shocked if this is your first time doing it alone. You will learn from the experience and may even decide that looking at your personal finances once a week or once a month is much better than once a year. Click …Continue
Added by Carol Ferguson on February 6, 2012 at 10:26pm — No Comments
By Rosemary Lichtman, Ph.D. and Phyllis Goldberg, Ph.D.
Are you alone and wondering how you'll be celebrating the holidays this year? Whether you're divorced or widowed, a single parent or the spouse of a deployed serviceperson, it most likely seemed easier when you had a partner to share in the planning. But now that you'll be the one creating the holiday mood, take advantage of the freedom you have to develop customs that are just right for you. …
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Each quarter I think it's a good idea to check out my schedules and see if I need to make changes. School is back on the routine and my nephews had to get picked up from school this month. So October is really going to look different. So lets get started.
I want to make time for all of you here at…Continue
Added by jeanette ansell on September 25, 2011 at 12:00pm — No Comments
The following 7 steps is an excellent guide that provides financial support for single parents. In the midst of all the emotions that are overwhelming you, knowing what to do about your finances may not be at the top of your mind. Worry not, you don’t have to think about it because the list is right here! Just read and check them off as they’re done.
Added by Carol Ferguson on July 14, 2011 at 3:11pm — No Comments
Household budgeting - Can You Afford New Appliances? Click here to find out.
Added by Carol Ferguson on June 23, 2011 at 1:11pm — No Comments
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50 free announcements / cards or a photo book!
Added by Chasity Munn on May 3, 2011 at 11:38am — No Comments
We keep track of all our financial information in one spot...
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Added by Carol Ferguson on April 26, 2011 at 2:43pm — No Comments
I posted this article on my blog today and I was thinking, "Is he right?" Can I save? Well, one of the keys to being able to save is to be somewhat frugal, and I am. I usually talk myself out of buying most things unless they are absolutely necessary. So, only needs are financed. And I DO pay myself first, have been for almost…Continue
Added by Carol Ferguson on April 21, 2011 at 9:41pm — No Comments