Budget Basics

November 28, 2014
Black Friday Shopping

Why I Skip Black Friday

My first – an only – experience with Black Friday shopping occurred circa 2003 after opening our Laundromat. We decided to replace a broken TV with […]
November 20, 2014
Budget Family Affair

5 Ways to Make Budgeting a Family Affair

Beginning a journey out of debt begins with exercising your budget muscle. Whether using pen and paper or a nifty online application, capturing an accurate picture […]
October 29, 2014

5 Ways to Slash a Scary Halloween Budget

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 […]
October 25, 2014

Weekend Reading – An Eye on Retirement

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? […]
October 23, 2014

5 Budget Areas to Review Before Saying I Do

I recently installed a related posts plugin. It creates a list of links to articles with similar topics. The nostalgia has me reading old posts and […]
October 19, 2014

Grocery Shopping vs Eating Out Smack Down

In the first corner we have unprepared foods. They required a little more energy (energy, energy) which can be difficult to muster (muster, muster) after a […]
October 14, 2014

6 Financial Lessons We Didn’t Get in Home EC

I learned how to sew an apron, make a creamy beef and biscuit meal, and a slew of other household related tasks in Home EC. For […]
October 4, 2014

5 Surefire Ways to Finish Strong

Can you believe ¾ of 2014 is already behind us? Where has the time gone? Thinking back, my year involved a number of major life changing […]
September 29, 2014

Yakezie Challenge Part Deux

If at first you don’t succeed (as with a debt free journey or coaxing a 9 month old into a much needed nap), try again. I […]
August 27, 2014

Back From Jet Lag – Hawaii For Less

I’ve been on an unintended hiatus including and following a family trip to Hawaii. We attended a wedding in and explored the island of Oahu, one […]