6 Financial Lessons We Didn’t Get in Home EC
- Created on 14 October 2014
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 high school, it was an easy A. The creamy beef meal was actually quite tasty! We covered a number of helpful topics on house management (I didn’t go to school in the 50’s either). However, I didn’t learn one cent about managing the household finances. Why is that? 80% of household financial decisions are made by women. I don’t remember the demographic/gender breakdown of my elective Home EC class (not that it matters); but budgeting, saving and reconciling accounts should have been on the menu.
Weekend Reading - Win Cash and Prizes
- Created on 10 October 2014
I’ve been stepping up my blog networking activities. As such, I’ve noticed something very interesting. Everyone is giving away something! For the price of an email, a tweet, or Facebook follow; you can walk away with serious cash. Have you ever won anything? I have. $200 from Debt.org to share my story of dumping debt. I shared that with members of #teamdebtfree (I love you guys!!!). I also won a great book from Dr. Steve Perry, “Push Has Come to Shove” about transforming the American educational system. Great read! Sometimes I end up on a mailing list and later need to opt out...sometimes.
4 Easy Ways to Clean up Your Credit
- Created on 09 October 2014
Keeping a good credit score, not having debt, saving and investing are my top priorities. Luckily, I married a man with the exact same money values as me. It wasn’t always this way. In fact, a year after dating I found out he had a student loan in default, in addition to multiple past-due credit card payments. Yikes!
He wasn’t happy with his current situation (who would be, really?) and was more than willing to do what it took to get his finances in order. In just 3 years, his credit score went from the low-500s to mid-700s!! Cleaning up your credit is not only possible, but it’s actually easy. I’m sharing 4 tips with you on how to clean up your credit in just 3 years.