I just welcomed my second daughter into the world a month ago, and I am amazed once again at how something so small and sweet can disrupt our money. Newborns bring about a state of sleeplessness and disorganization, which makes it hard to stick to a budget and resist impromptu buys. If you’re experiencing the same thing, […]
Kids and Money
I just had my second daughter a week ago, and I forgot how amazing and equally draining a newborn can be. A new baby can make even the most frugal a spendthrift. However, there are three big purchases that I think every new mom should have before or right after the baby comes.
My son turned 16 this past January and is now looking for his first part-time job. I’m constantly on the lookout for signs that employers are hiring, so I can relay that information to my son and encourage him to submit an application. During one of our conversations about entering the workforce, my son asked how […]
There are many ways to enjoy a movie these days that don’t cost a lot of money. From renting via Redox or Blockbuster, joining a movie membership club like Netflix, or streaming shows and movies on Hulu or Amazon, there are lots of ways to save on entertainment costs. While these options sometimes allow for cheaper […]
If you have a pet, you definitely know how much love and joy they can bring into a household. They truly are a man’s best friend. But these furry friends can also be very expensive. According to the ASPCA, the average cost of a small dog in it’s first year is $1,314. A cat is slightly […]
As a parent, you may be concerned about whether or not your child is becoming spoiled. In this increasingly materialistic and instant-gratification society, it’s difficult to teach our kids the importance of patience and a good work ethic. Nowadays, many nine year olds have cell phones, while years ago I would have been thrilled with a new cassette […]