Cost of Living
August 16, 2013
I hate cash. Absolutely loathe it. It's far too easy to lose, and to lose track of.
Back home, I swear by my cards, electronic transfers and Internet banking. I could easily...
August 12, 2013
People are always on the lookout for a financially stable partner, but what you may not realize is that there is a big difference between...
August 8, 2013
As we enter August, summer vacation is behind us and many parents are focused on the upcoming school year. But it’s also a good time to reassess the progress toward the...
July 31, 2013
I love reading blogs — blogs about making money, saving money, cooking, exercising, you name it. It was through reading blogs that I learned how to...
July 31, 2013
A friend lost his debit card this past weekend, forcing him to pay cash for all of his out-of-pocket expenses while he waits for a new card from his bank. He discovered that the act of handing over cash for every single expense was a minor jolt,...
July 26, 2013
July 25, 2013
In the three years since we got married, my husband and I have paid off almost $40,000 in debt. A combination of credit card debt, a car loan and a...
July 18, 2013
As someone who runs an advertising business, I know a little better than most how advertisers work to part you from your hard-earned dollar. Nowhere is this more evident than at your local grocery store.
As a parent, I hate that they target...
July 12, 2013
I recently moved in with my fiancé and I suppose it’s natural to expect that the process would bring up a lot of questions and feelings about money.
Even though by the end of the first month in our relationship we had disclosed our money...
July 11, 2013
At work, I often find myself fantasizing over where I’m going to travel next.
I grew up in an immigrant family, and traveling, as much as we wanted to do it, was not often in the budget. I can remember only a couple of times we went on...