Holiday Survival Guide: Frugal, Festive and Fabulous
- Created on 29 October 2014
Move over Oprah, Suzie, Whoopi…whichever talk show phenom that comes to mind. Money, Life & More is here! Okay, my ego is really not that big (but a girl can dream).
Money, Life & More is a collaboration between 3 personal finance bloggers: Jessi Fearon (thebudgetmam.com), Michelle Jackson (shopmyclosetproject.com), and myself. I have immense personal respect for both of these ladies and love, love, love that they have agreed to lend their time, talent and expertise to this project.
5 Ways to Slash a Scary Halloween Budget
- Created on 28 October 2014
The National Retail Federation seems excited. They should be. Planned spending for Halloween is expected to break records this year. $7.4 Billion on the October 31st festivities.
Folks, we’re spending (on average):
- $30 for costumes (including pets)
- $23 for candy
- $21 for decorations
- $4 on greeting cards
Individual items from this list alone won’t raise many eyebrows. If you’re in the group pulling the average up, these figures may not be representative. For those interested in pursuing a debt free lifestyle, this festive time of tricks and treats offers a bevy of opportunities to slash [costs] without scrimping on the fun.
Weekend Reading - An Eye on Retirement
- Created on 25 October 2014
It happened. Someone referred to those in my age group (the fabulous and 40 crowd) as middle age. Hold up!
Mid-life. Really? When did this happen? My parents are middle age. At least they were. It seems like yesterday I was tearing up the streets of Dallas with the post-college crowd and living a life of youthful, unconcerned bliss (with-in reason).
Life is still an adventure. The quest now includes a passion for debt free living, diaper drama, and hilarious Youtube worthy moments from tiny-tot swim lessons (at least the grandparents agree). Time waits for no planning.