How to Save More from Your Paycheck: Saving & Budgeting

Aside from cutting down on food purchases at work it's important to save a decent percentage of each pay in order to save up enough money for rent, utilities, food and of course entertainment during the school year....more

Your Daily Reading: “Living Wide Awake” Power Over Your Life 3-11-12

Meetings with women are stimulating and useful; concentrating on organization, practical imagination and efficiency.Opposing Energies: manipulative, willful, struggleMaster your business relationships with realistic marketing and prudent budgeting, rather than over-spending.Wide Awake Words™ for today: personal mastery, cooperation, confidenceBeing a good manager of money and having an internal spiritual barometer to handle issues fares you well today; rather than changing outside circumstances....more

Top 10 Signs to Look For When You Are Poor

Have you, or someone you know, ever been down and out? Maybe you recently got laid off or are one of the millions of underemployed Americans today. If so, read this article to gain great advice on how to survive and thrive an economic melt down in your own life. Remember, just because your life is spiraling downhill faster than a two ton ball of cement does not mean you can't have a sense of humor. Relax and feel completely confident that your life will be headed in the right direction after you read this lens. Disclaimer: I am not a medical professional but I play one on weekends....more

Gardening by the Numbers

I'll never forget my first garden.  It was a behemoth thing; seventy-five-hundred square feet of hard clay and encroaching weeds.  I watched with much trepedation as my husband tilled the ground that spring.  I was convinced it was going to be an epic undertaking.  And it was.  I learned an important lesson that year: start small and work your way up.  ...more
What better way to spend a winter day browsing through seed catalogs with a cup of coffee. I ...more

OMG, Where's the points free ice cream???

I have successfully completed two whole days of Weight Watchers, and I haven’t killed anyone, yet.  I also haven’t lost any pounds....more

Couponing Score!

You may know that I am stockpiling mens grooming products for Christmas.  I have five men in the family to buy for and since I can get a pretty good deal on this stuff I'd like to give them each a little extra basket of items this year. So today I went to Rite Aid.  They have Gillette Fusion Proglide power razors for $9.99 with $5 up rewards on the first two (so I bought two).  Plus I had coupons for $4.00 off each. Next they have Crest Pro-Health toothpaste on sale for $2.99, with $2 up rewards on each.  I also have $1.50 coupon for each tube. ...more

Well now I'm really looking forward to trying a Rite-Aid someday.

We have a brand new ...more

Panty Raid

A funny thing happened last week…I came home to find my husband knee deep in a pile of my unmentionables with a confused look on his face.“Um…What are you doing?” I asked. “Do you know how many bras, underwears and pairs of socks you have?” He asked in a somewhat incredulous tone. “Not exactly,” I hesitated. “A few.” “A few?” He stood up and brushed a pair of underwear off his pant leg. “You have a lot more than just a few! In fact, you own 25 bras, 50 underwears and 50 pairs of socks!”...more

My Path to Financial Peace


Frugal Fitness: Get a Great Workout for Free

The trick to finding exercise that you love is to try everything but as anyone who has looked at the impressive offering of classes (Trapeze! Hanging yoga! Pilates Reformer!) at an Equinox gym and then looked at the price to become a member of Equinox will know - exercise ain't cheap. But it can be, and I'm going tell you how to not only get in on the fun for a discount, but often for free. ...more
Love these tips!  I'd never thought about doing reviews on the blog!  Will definitely be asking ...more

In with the old? My modified, rehashed New Year's resolutions

I think the whole "out with the old, in with the new" saying is kind of misleading. I mean, yes, we are looking for a fresh start, new beginnings, getting rid of old habits from the previous year, and yada yada yada. But how many of us actually start something completely fresh in the new year that hasn't been attempted before? I think many people would agree that the most popular New Year's resolutions tend to be the ones that keep getting rehashed over and over again - get fit, spend less, etc....more