I like to listen to my son talk about his plans for the future. They include him working as an engineer in NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab, yet somehow living next door to me so he can help me cook sometimes. These plans also include him being a marine biologist on the weekends.
When he tells me all about his…
Added by Lauren Markman on February 20, 2017 at 6:20am — No Comments
Giving birth, whether naturally or by C-section, takes a toll on a woman’s body and sometimes her mind. Having to go back to work within weeks or 3 months of giving birth does not allow a family the time to adapt and bond with their new addition. Unfortunately, in the United States returning to work within 3 months of having a child is the norm and for most families a must. Other families run into the hard situation where both parent’s need to work to support the family, but child care costs…Continue
Added by Rachel barry on February 11, 2017 at 3:00pm — No Comments
Each year my spouse and I try to do something a little different for Valentine’s Day. Although our schedules can be hectic with work, the kids’ extracurricular activities, housework, etc.; we strive to make a date night in the midst of madness, particularly for…Continue
Added by Amy Patterson on February 6, 2017 at 1:05pm — No Comments
“There’s security in bricks and mortar,” my Dad said to me when I was buying my first house, many years ago, and the phrase is still as true today. As was pointed out to me, if you rent forever the place is never your own, and the owner of the property continues to be paid, however the money on a mortgage will decline, and…Continue
Added by Susan Keefe on January 25, 2017 at 12:41pm — No Comments
Personally, with baby bear at 15m of age I think store bought toys are overrated. Actually, I think they’re almost all pretty much unnecessary.
You see, I keep thinking it’s a great idea to buy all these neat toys for Baby Bear. They will…Continue
Added by Shelby Stover on January 2, 2017 at 7:21pm — No Comments
I am super glad that I am a woman.
Like most people, I have thought about what life must be like to be the opposite gender (people do think about that, right?) and I have determined that being a guy must be hard. I can't imagine walking around with their equipment all day or having difficulty focusing on…
My son gets a weekly allowance and dutifully puts the money into one of his jars. We've used the money in his Give jar a few times for donations to his school and other causes that he chooses. It's the Save and Spend jars that I am still teaching him to work with.…
Added by Lauren Markman on August 8, 2016 at 6:29am — No Comments
Hi Readers! I'm The Curvy Ginger, and I'm always looking for new ways to earn extra cash. I also love to pass those ideas on to readers, with hopes that someone else struggling financially will benefit from the information.
For almost 2…Continue
Added by Angel Strunk on July 13, 2016 at 8:45pm — No Comments
Have you ever watched one of those “Extreme” coupon shows and wished you could get your groceries for free as well?
If you're anything like me, you've spent a few Sundays, clipping coupons and trying to match them against your list. Problem is, I get to Kroger and realize my coupons are still on the kitchen counter at home! Or, I bring the coupons, but end up blocking the cereal aisle for 30 minutes trying to find that $1 off…
Added by Angel Strunk on July 13, 2016 at 8:42pm — No Comments
Hi Readers! I've become obsessed with finding the best deals & freebies available. I'm not talking sample-size freebies either, I'm talking things that are actually worth my time to write about.
I'm sure you've seen them, the ads to sign up for a "free trial" of one product or another. Well, I've done my research and found the best offers out there, that actually do offer a free trial of their products, as well as other too-good-to-pass-up deals.
Added by Angel Strunk on July 13, 2016 at 8:30pm — No Comments
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
Added by MyPurseStrings on May 26, 2016 at 7:30pm — No Comments
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
Added by Lauren Markman on January 6, 2016 at 6:15am — No Comments
Added by Ros Emely on November 13, 2015 at 9:24am — No Comments
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
Added by Lauren Markman on November 6, 2015 at 6:19am — No Comments
Added by Faye on October 21, 2015 at 3:00pm — No Comments
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