Establishing an emergency fund is one of the first things you should do when striving for financial stability. The general rule of thumb is to have an emergency savings equal to 6-9 months’ worth of living expenses.
Whether you are throwing a Fourth of July bash at your house or you are attending a cookout at someone else’s, food is an important (in my mind, the most important) part of the day. There’s nothing like getting together … Read More »
This challenge is exactly as it sounds, I’m going to try and freeze all non-essential spending for 21 days.
If you read the previous post, How to be a Bridesmaid on a Budget, you already know that 42 percent of wedding guests will spend $100-$500 per wedding. Here are some tips on how to survive wedding season as a … Read More »
It always baffled me when I was younger as to why my older sisters would complain about “wedding season”. At my naïve young age I believed that weddings were all about getting dressed up, drinking, dancing, and celebrating. As I … Read More »
I like to think that my (soon to be) mother-in-law is extremely resourceful and frugal. She buys the right stuff in bulk, always knows what is on sale, and tirelessly slaves in her garden on weekends. She grows all her … Read More »
There’s no way to sugar coat it, raising a kid is going to cost you. According to a recent article on cnbc.com, “The cost of raising a child from birth to age 17 has surged 25 percent over the last … Read More »
Shopping at big box stores is a great way to save money; especially when feeding a family, hosting a party, or stocking up on necessities. A recent independent study by consumer’s checkbook confirms that prices on food alone (at Warehouse … Read More »
Almost everyone has made an impulse buy at some point in their life. If you ever purchase something on a whim because “it’s on sale”, “you just have to have it”, or my worst excuse, “you might need it someday” … Read More »