In two weeks, I’ll start working in an office again. For me, that means I’ll need to resume brown bagging my lunch. When you work out of your home, eating what’s in inventory is pretty easy. You have a wealth of meal options 60 seconds away. But when you work in an outside your home, you face a […]
Christmas is a time to do a number of things, not least of which is watching our favorite holiday movies. Only this year, that’s been a problem. We chopped cable down to the bare minimum last year, and between our DVD collection and streaming services, I haven’t really missed it much…until this month. While I’m […]
Today we have a guest post from Tina Roth of ProfinanceBlog.com One of the most common dreams of student loan borrowers is imagining themselves free from all the debts. But with high levels of debt, that can mean many years of payments before the borrowers can pay off their debt. Fortunately, there are student loan […]
We all want success. Whether we seek success in our careers, our finances, our interpersonal relationships, our health, or our ability to play quarters, I think we can safely say we don’t want to fail in reaching your goal. (Okay, success in playing quarters may depend on your absolute goal rather than your ability to […]
Last week, I wrote about all the really good holiday buys you can find at dollar stores. You can find a wealth of holiday swag: stocking stuffers, candles, paper products, gift wrap, decorations. What you won’t find are a lot of actual presents, at least not presents that stand on their own. So today I wanted […]
This is the year: You’ve vowed to stay within your Christmas budget. This is the holiday season you won’t be paying down well into next year. This year, you’re limiting your spending and keeping Christmas well within your means.
You’ve made out your list, scoped the circulars and perused your emails to find the best deals for each person on your list. You go to the right store on the right day, determined to get that must-have pair of boots on your list at the excellent advertised price. Don’t fall victim to these common Christmas budget busters along the way.
Strangely enough, until I married Jon, I never bought anything from a dollar store. I’d go in, look at the cheap stuff, and let it be. Rarely did I consider a purchase. If everything cost a dollar, nothing could be that good, right? How times have changed. In our ten years of marriage, I’ve gone to […]
Little Bit had to make an important decision. Her Daisy troop scheduled a Saturday trip to the Museum of Life and Science in Durham for a Girl Scout Animal Adventure. Not only would Little Bit hang out with her buddies, she’d also work towards a new patch and enjoy the kid-friendly museum activities. So, we […]