Get the Most Out of Your Health Insurance Before the Year Ends

Open enrollment time is upon us and that means you are finding out that premiums, deductibles and co-pays are probably on the rise. In some cases, benefits are shrinking as well. Many new health insurance plans […]

A Little Lifestyle Inflation is Okay…You’ve Earned It

A Little Lifestyle Inflation is Okay…You’ve Earned It

Most of the financial advice you will ever read talk abouts cutting costs to get your spending back in line with what your income is. If you find yourself in debt, you do need to cut back […]

Save Money by Purchasing White Linens and Towels

Save Money by Purchasing White Linens and Towels

I don’t know about you, but with prices of groceries and gas skyrocketing, I’m looking to save money any way I can. One of the less obvious ways of saving money is to pay attention to […]

5 Ways to Ensure Your Resume Goes Straight to the Waste Basket

5 Ways to Ensure Your Resume Goes Straight to the Waste Basket

Even though the numbers seem to be showing some improvement in the employment picture, it’s still a tough market out there. Competition for available jobs is still fairly stiff. If you want the interview — much […]

Start Your Christmas Shopping Early

I know Halloween is just around the corner, but we’re going to talk Christmas today. After all, there’s only two more months left until the big day. Begin planning now for a frugal and stress-free Christmas. […]

3 Tips to Help You Achieve Financial Security

3 Tips to Help You Achieve Financial Security

Financial security is a common pursuit.  Whether you’re just starting out in the working world or you’re looking to retire, financial security or the pursuit of financial security is of large importance for you.  Unfortunately, a […]

The Advantages of Being a Boring Investor

The Advantages of Being a Boring Investor

When many of us think about investing, we think about a fast-paced trading floor. We’ve seen movies like Wall Street that make investing seem like it has to be a high-rolling, fast-paced game. And, while this can […]

What Does Good Value Mean to You?

What Does Good Value Mean to You?

One of the questions that confronts many of us when we start thinking about money, and where to spend it, is what constitutes “value.” Many of us want to know that we are getting good value […]

Fun Fund: Saving Money for Entertainment and Travel

Fun Fund: Saving Money for Entertainment and Travel

You know you need an emergency fund. Personal finance bloggers like me are always writing about how important it is to be prepared for a rainy day. But what about a “sunny” day? Shouldn’t you be […]

Why We Choose to Live in a Smaller Home

Why We Choose to Live in a Smaller Home

Not too long ago, unhappy with our rapidly deteriorating carpet my husband announced that he was thinking that maybe we should move to a larger home. His desire for a larger home also stemmed from the […]

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