I think I still have too much stuff. I realized this weekend that despite the fact that we’ve stuck to our no-spend rules, we still lack…space. Freezer space and pantry space in particular. One of our goals for our no-spend month was to eat some of the stuff that’s been lingering in our freezer and […]
Last month, Amanda at Centsibly Rich threw down the gauntlet. She was beginning a no-spend January challenge and looking for others to join her. So we did. We did a no-spend month in October 2015 and learned a ton from it. And, fearing that we might slip back into old habits, I put it down as part […]
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.