Cost of Living
July 10, 2013
Ah, summer. After the doldrums of a Midwest winter, sunny skies and swimsuit weather are welcome treats.
But as the temperature rises, so does the temptation to spend. Here are a few ways I’m...
July 9, 2013
I love the concept of minimalism. I love the idea of only having what you need and eschewing the rest.
July 8, 2013
The biggest of the big-box stores, warehouse clubs draw penny-pinchers by the millions. More than 120 million people have memberships at BJ’s, Costco and Sam’s Club.
Known for spartan interiors and mega-sized everything, the warehouse...
July 8, 2013
Here are the facts: I’m 42 and have never been married. I have, however, been in several long-term relationships, dated many people over the years, and have had my fair share of fun flings.
But it wasn’t until 2012, when...
July 5, 2013
When I first started working my way out of debt I was pretty neurotic about my spending and saving. Ok, pretty neurotic is...
July 3, 2013
During a recent appointment at the hair salon, many customers were engaged in a lively conversation about our nation’s political climate and the state of the economy.
These customers included several professional women who earn good...
July 2, 2013
Traveling on a budget is not luxurious.
It always makes me laugh when celebrities say they love to be spontaneous and fly off to Paris...
July 1, 2013
It never ceases to amaze me all the ways you can cut back on life’s little (and big) expenses. Just when you think you’ve exhausted all options to save, new doors, opportunities and ideas still surface.
Most of the time our American...
June 28, 2013
My partner and I have always had very different financial personalities. I like to save, he likes to spend. I'm...
June 27, 2013
I’ve done some church shopping since I’ve been home, trying out new places and faith traditions. One I just went to was hosting a silent auction as a fundraiser, and the item that caught my eye was a $15 bid for two one-hour sessions...