How To ReSell Concert Tickets

Published on Jul 28 2014 // Personal Finance
How To ReSell Concert Tickets
This past month, I found myself in a big pickle when I ended up with six extra concert tickets that cost $200 a pop. It was nerve wracking as the date of the concert approached and I still hadn’t sold my tickets. Has that ever happened to you? Perhaps you couldn’t go to the concert due to a family...

5 Free Family Activities to Do This Summer

Published on Jul 24 2014 // Personal Finance
5 Free Family Activities to Do This Summer
How many times have you heard your child say “I’m bored” this summer? Too often, families expect to get a lot of family time in during the summer, only to be bombarded with social events and plans that leave you exhausted and not having any of that summer fun you envisioned. Whether you’re strapped...

How to Save a Lot of Money

Published on Jul 16 2014 // Savings
How to Save a Lot of Money
Whenever someone asks me how my husband and I are able to save half our income, they want a quick fix answer on how to save a lot of money. Most people have various reasons for saving—perhaps they want to go on vacation, they want to save for their children’s school, they’re trying to pay for a...

How much should I save in an Emergency Fund?

Published on Jul 11 2014 // Savings
How much should I save in an Emergency Fund?
We’ve already explained the many reasons why you need an emergency fund, even if you think you don’t need an emergency fund. Too many situations can arise where you’ll find yourself in need of some serious cash. Losing a job, medical emergencies, an unexpected family emergency. You may think you...

3 Easy Ways to Save an Extra $40 a Month

Published on Jun 26 2014 // Budgeting
3 Easy Ways to Save an Extra $40 a Month
I’ve always done a good job of saving money. When my husband returned to school, we slashed our expenses and downsized to a studio apartment to make it through financially. We also did all the basics when it comes to saving money, like packing our lunch, cutting cable, and eliminating restaurants...

Deciding whether to quit your job

Published on Jun 25 2014 // Career
Deciding whether to quit your job
If you’ve been having one too many bad days at work, chances are you’ve thought of quitting your job. Maybe your boss makes your life miserable, or you feel the stress of your job seeping into your personal life. Whatever the reason, it’s horrible to go to work every day and hate your job when...

Ways to Workout and Lose Weight for Free

Published on Jun 17 2014 // How To Guide, Savings
Ways to Workout and Lose Weight for Free
Every summer, women everywhere start wondering how they’re going to make it through swimsuit season. There is a big misconception out there that losing weight and being healthy has to be an expensive endeavor. But these days, there are so many programs available that are free and will help you lose...

The Right Way to Give Your Two Weeks Notice 

Published on Jun 11 2014 // Career
The Right Way to Give Your Two Weeks Notice 
If you’ve had more than one job in your life, chances are you’ve had to give a two weeks notice. And no matter how many jobs you’ve had, chances are it still hasn’t gotten any easier when you have to make that awkward step toward telling your boss you’re moving on. What is a Two Weeks Notice?...

Why You Need an Emergency Fund

Published on May 29 2014 // Savings
Why You Need an Emergency Fund
When my husband and I were paying off debt, I didn’t think much about an emergency fund. In fact, our emergency fund was always our credit card. My husband and I both have very good job security so we didn’t feel like we would need a six months savings account that would just sit and lose...

Save Money with Best Memorial Day Sales

Published on May 22 2014 // Savings, Shopping
Save Money with Best Memorial Day Sales
Everyone knows that three-day weekends are notorious for big sales. And with Memorial Day considered the unofficial launch of summer, it’s the perfect time to take advantage of the best Memorial Day Sales. If you’re in the market for a big ticket item, consider Memorial Day a great time to...

How to Decide Whether You Should Go Back to Grad School

Published on May 16 2014 // Career
How to Decide Whether You Should Go Back to Grad School
Last year, I did something I promised myself I would never do: I went back to graduate school. It’s not that I think grad school is a bad investment, but I was glad to be done with college, and the idea of going to school and dealing with homework, professors, and reading assignments was just not what...

5 Financial Things to Talk About Before You Move in Together

Published on May 12 2014 // Cost of Living, Moving, Personal Finance
5 Financial Things to Talk About Before You Move in Together
My husband and I didn’t live together before we got married, but there was enough of a wake up call after we got married, that I realized there were plenty of financial things I wish we would have discussed previously. You may think that figuring out how to pay the rent and utility bills is the only...

Cheap Mother’s Day Gift Ideas for the Picky Mom

Published on May 01 2014 // Personal Finance, Shopping
Cheap Mother’s Day Gift Ideas for the Picky Mom
Every year, I’m at a loss for what to get my mom and mother-in-law for Mother’s Day. My mom is pretty easy to shop for because I simply ask her what she wants for Mother’s Day and then I go shopping or a partner up with my brothers and we go in on one big gift between the three of us. However,...

How to Save for a Vacation When You’re Broke

Published on Apr 25 2014 // Budget Travel
How to Save for a Vacation When You’re Broke
When my husband and I first got married, we had $45,000+ in debt combined. We realized our predicament and were scared of the thought that we wouldn’t get to enjoy any of our child-free years traveling as we had envisioned, and instead just paying down debt. However, we weren’t willing to...

Looking for a Job? What You Should Know

Published on Apr 17 2014 // Career
Looking for a Job? What You Should Know
After switching jobs five times in five years, I feel like I’ve learned a few things when it comes to looking for a job and landing a job. Some of the job changes were due to me wanting to work my way up the corporate ladder, and some other changes were due to the economic climate at the time. 2009...

How We Survived on One Salary

Published on Apr 10 2014 // Personal Finance
How We Survived on One Salary
Throughout our four years of marriage, there have been two occasions where my husband and I had to live off of one salary. The first time was for a period of four months when my husband quit his job to enter the fire academy full time. The second time was when my husband hurt his back and had to take...
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