As parents some of us find it difficult to start saving. Many of us have 401K/403B plans through our jobs so we believe that’s saving or some think how can I possibly save any money, there’s never any left over?!?!?!?!? As parents we need a rainy day fund, especially if you have a children, a car, a house or WHATEVER!!! There will always be a time when the unexpected happens.
I started saving early in life, so I was able to buy my first home at 28 years old. I knew…Continue
Added by Kristen Ford-Stevens on June 8, 2016 at 1:30pm — No Comments
A few days ago, I posted a link to the amount of money women earn in their jobs compared with men. It was infuriating to see all of that divergence in one big chart.…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on June 3, 2016 at 6:22am — No Comments
Yes, I realize that if you have a teenager at home or work with a group of twenty-somethings, Venmo is very old news. However, when I mention Venmo to my group of mom friends, I tend to get blank stares and radio silence. Further, when I…Continue
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I hate to bum you out on a Friday, but if you are a working woman, you have to see this. On this link from the Wall Street Journal is a chart showing how women earn less than men in 439 of the 446 major U.S. jobs.…Continue
This book makes for fascinating reading. I am sure many sections of its contents will be cause for great debate by its readers, from politics and the gun…Continue
Added by Susan Keefe on February 29, 2016 at 11:41am — No Comments
My son is a typical little boy. He likes to build with Legos, ride his bike and create chaos and joy. He hates cleaning up (but somehow likes to sweep), enjoys having additional responsibilities and loves being independent. His favorite colors are green and orange. He hates the color pink.…Continue
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For most people, it's because of the car: New tires, a new belt, a broken thing-a-ma-bobber. Whatever the issue, it is not covered by insurance and the out-of-pocket cost is well over $500. And, unfortunately, it is taking us longer to recover from the financial blow to our budget.…Continue
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One of the trending online sites for making money is Yazing.com. The site has been a hot topic in the recent past since its formation. A quick chat with Yazing.com founder, Adam Viener, showed how excited he is about launching a new platform for making money online. The growing popularity of this site is what has necessitated the review of this site. The main purpose of this review is to highlight how this trending site works in making money.
What Exactly is…Continue
Added by Dawn Wells on October 12, 2015 at 12:30am — No Comments
Sometimes I ask my friends what they wanted to be when they grew up. The answers are always beautiful, and I think that if we all followed our dreams, the world would be filled with more fire fighters, ballerinas and a variety of amazing circus acts (but thankfully, no clowns).…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on September 15, 2015 at 6:29am — No Comments
I was in my late teens when I started driving.
And I have never thought about this before now, but I saved my mother a large amount of money by not getting my license sooner. I didn't know this, but the average married couple's car insurance rate…
Added by Lauren Markman on August 14, 2015 at 6:26am — No Comments
In one 24 hour period, I spend approximately 4 of those hours breastfeeding or pumping. That is 28 hours a week- practically a part time job! One day, while using my computer to watch So You Think You Can Dance as I fed my son, I decided to find something better to do with my hours than watch every reality TV show possible.
I started researching sites that would allow me to make money during those 28 hours a…
I made the mistake of Googling the phrase "tooth fairy rates" the other day and I was frightened. Depending on the area of the country, some children are receiving anywhere from $5 - $13 per tooth.…
Sometimes, younger unmarried women will ask me for relationship advice. I have been married to the love of my life for almost seven years, and we were together for 12 years before we got married. And so I am very honest when I talk about the tests of love.…Continue
Every Sunday morning, I give my son his allowance. He does a little song and dance he made up and races to his room to put the money into his three jars. So far, he's completely understood the purpose of his spend and save jars, but we haven't done much with his give jar. He knows that he has that jar in order to give back to the world, but we were…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on June 30, 2015 at 6:32am — No Comments
My husband and I have always had a dual-income household. We are fortunate to both have jobs that we truly enjoy. There have been a few times in the past where one of us was out of work and financially dependent on the other person, which naturally lead to stress in our relationship. But we got through it (for better or worse, right?) and moved ahead. At no point during those times did one of us consider cheating on the…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on June 17, 2015 at 6:25am — No Comments
Creating a blog with a robust readership to attract sponsors is a daunting task for a new blogger—it requires perseverance, a sharp eye for detail and understanding what sponsors want. Sponsors are looking to gain access to your audience, but are also seeking a return on their investment, which is why it’s important to treat these relationships…Continue
On Sunday morning, my son greeted me by saying, "Good morning! I get my allowance today, right?" After his morning routine, I handed him his cash for the week and he went to distribute it into his three jars. He then starting telling me what he was going to use his spend money on (a Batman action figure of some kind) and what he was going to use his save money on (a…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on April 10, 2015 at 6:35am — No Comments
A lot of people are interested in frugal living and saving cash. However, not all of them have the determination and discipline to reach their financial goals. Check out this article for a list of habits you should adopt if you’re looking to spend less money and boost savings.