Tips & Tricks

August 15, 2015
Bronzeville Summer Night Tour

How Misbehaving Almost Ruined our $20 Date Night

I know the back to school sales are in full force and the days are getting shorter, but I’m not giving up on summer – not […]
August 10, 2015
Frugal or Cheap?

Can We Take Frugal Too Far?

I’ve been hitting the bitty birthday circuit hard this month. We’ve attended a first birthday bash, a four year old swim soiree, a bounce and jam […]
August 5, 2015
Build Your Debt Free Chain

7 Tips to Build Your Debt Freedom Chain

In a previous post I mentioned a new challenge – Don’t Break the Chain to Get Out Of Debt – I’m trying to add sizzle to my […]
August 3, 2015
Break the cycle of living paycheck to paycheck

How to Break the Cycle of Living Paycheck to Paycheck

Do you know much money is in your account? I recently asked that question to students in my personal finance class. The silence said it all. […]
August 1, 2015
Debt Free Living

Don’t Break the Chain to Get Out Of Debt

Recently, I sat in on an unexpectedly excellent seminar on productivity. We all want to squeeze more action out of the finite amount of time we […]
July 27, 2015
Checking Friends for Debt Free Living

Are Friends Frustrating Your Debt Free Dreams?

“You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.” Jim Rohn Jim Rohn is a motivational speaker and credited with this […]
July 15, 2015
Tips to Cut Vacation Costs

5 Ways to Slash the Cost of Your Next Vacation

I love to travel. I love having new experiences. Now that I have two little ones – I love bringing them along for the ride (even […]
July 14, 2015
Controlling Cash to Pursue Debt Free Living

How to Pay off Your House in 4 Years

Recently, I provided recommendations to a very nice couple looking for help crafting a debt free plan. Their situation was fairly typical. With a solid income […]
July 10, 2015
Controlling Cash to Pursue Debt Free Living

How to Make Your Money Behave and Win

“When I have cash on me, I spend it faster.” Have you ever said that before?  I used to say that for years, until I changed […]
July 8, 2015

My Timeshare Weekend Gone Right

I spent the weekend doing something I would not ever advise anyone do. I don’t know why we do this. Everyone has their quirk. I guess […]