This is a look at my current blogging gear setup as we close up 2016. I have a few things that I might add in 2017, but I am really happy with the current setup. And it all started with just a cheap laptop, and over the last 8 years I have honed in on […]
I am always cautious when writing about credit cards because I know some people get themselves in loads of trouble with their credit cards. But I trust that you are not one of those people and that you are smart enough to know that carrying a balance on a credit card is a no-no! Repeat […]
Let’s be honest, we have all received some homemade Christmas gifts that never saw the light of day again – sometimes they are well intentioned and so we might not care that our peppermint-scented ruler holder won’t get too much use. The thought and love behind it makes up for it’s lack of usefulness…
Whether you love Donald Trump or whether you are booking your flight to Canada, there’s no getting around that he has officially been voted into the Oval Office. I think everyone was surprised to see him win and that is okay, but now that he has I am curious to explore some of what lies […]
Are you already getting stressed about shopping in the upcoming Christmas season? If you are, we’ve got some good news on a package deal that can save you a lot of cash. The Discover It credit card is offering one of those too-good-to-pass-up bonus offers, and they’ve teamed up with Amazon.com, just in time for […]
This is written for the millions of us REALLY struggling with this decision. I have worked painstakingly hard to create a non-partisan guide to help YOU decide who to vote for this year. I don’t feel right about pushing a political agenda with this site, but for those just dying to know the conclusions I […]
Who doesn’t want to be more loving, joyful, at peace, patient, kind, full of goodness, faithful, gentle, and self-controlled? Each of those are the fruit that the Bible says we should be bearing (John 15:16). I know I would love to see each one of those more in my own life – wouldn’t you? So, what do we need to do to bear more fruit?
An email came in asking a question on a very important topic: handling the disasters that hit when you’re in the process of getting your financial situation under better control, but haven’t yet reached paydirt. Donna asks: ‘… what about those times when I’m doing everything right – created the budget and staying on it, […]
It is amazing what just an extra $100/month can do for your finances. And on one hand it can seem like a really difficult thing to accomplish, but in reality it can be pretty easy. There have been countless things I have done over the years to earn some extra cash. So today we have […]
The folks from over at MoneyTips.com recently did a survey of over 500 retirees. They asked them all kinds of questions and the results led to some pretty helpful information. Top 10 retirement planning mistakes In the survey they asked the retirees what mistakes they made in their planning and saving for retirement. Below are […]
Well, if you didn’t know (and I am sure you didn’t), this month is National “Make-A-Will” month. And while I tend to think manufactured holidays and “months” like this are silly, in this case I think it is a good reminder for those who haven’t taken this critical and simple step. So today I am […]
This was a trick I discovered late in college, that I wish I would have known about earlier, it could have saved me thousands over my college years. It shouldn’t take more than a hour and could save you hundreds each semester.
I must say that I really get a kick out of doing little things that will pay big dividends. So each of these 6 items offer a little bit of that promise. Put a few bucks in now and save more! What I love about it is that, you can run out and buy everything mentioned here and actually be richer in a year! Yes you are welcome!