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 23, 2013
Although we’re thoroughly enjoying summer around here, I’ve had my eye on back to school (or in our case, starting school, since our little guy will be heading to kindergarten next month) for quite some time. I think we’re officially finished...
July 22, 2013
Making the decision to go on a budget and limit your spending can be a daunting one. Many people would rather continue their bad habits and spend themselves to...
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 17, 2013
I think it is a great idea to add financial books to your kid’s reading list.
Here are some books that help teach basic financial and economic topics to...
July 17, 2013
I used to have a good night out for just $20. In college, my roommates and I threw some parties and made money. Now, in a big city with lots of high-end bars, I’d be lucky to go out with some friends for less than $60.
July 15, 2013
For the second summer in the row, I find myself the victim of my husband’s success at finding legal internships in out-of-state locations, and living by myself for the months of June and July. Last summer this elicited a number of concerned looks...
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...
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...