Score Freebies and More on Twitter

I am on Twitter almost everyday. I've found that it's a great way to save money, here's how! ...more

Are you financially savvy?

During last year’s Women’s History Month, I found an article by one of my favorite financial experts Lynnette Khalfani Cox (  The article was inspired by last year’s WHM themes, Women’s Education and Women’s Empowerment.  The information is definitely still relevant and useful.  Do you feel like you’re financially savvy?  Well according to Lynnette Khalfani Cox, there are six ways to know for sure. ...more

How Much Do Braces Really Cost? I'll Tell You.

When the twins were six, we started talking about whether or not they'd need braces. It was an interesting topic for me, because I've never had them. I was excited. By the time they were nine, we knew the direction we were headed in, so I called a few orthodontists in Texas to get an idea of the process and cost. Here's what I didn't expect to find out—it's a secret. It's like Fight Club. Seriously....more
And why is it so expensive??? The little wires are put on once. Once! I would love to see a ...more

After the Sale is Over

From our Pinterest PageRequesting samples of items you are selling as a fundraiser to showcase and market them can inc...more

Spring is Perfect for a Mixed Bag

Photo by Mixed Bag DesignsSpring is ...more

How I Saved $2,277.60 ... Just By Asking!

I can’t remember if I shared this on my blog, but I was recently a member of a really cool Leadership Academy program. During the course of the program, I was able to take full-day classes with professors from my school’s MBA program. One of my favorites was a class on negotiations—the professor was engaging and the information she gave us could be used in our everyday lives. I walked away from that class with the phrase “basically everything is negotiable” floating around in my head....more
Michael is awesome at this.more

Debit Card Dangers: How to Protect Yourself

Debit cards are a nice convenience to use, but they are also a big moneymaker for banks. For example, if you unintentionally let your balance get too low, each debit that comes through will bounce. With fees as high as $34 per bounce, this can quickly add up to hundreds of dollars in a matter of seconds. So for example, if you forgot to track a few debits and a large check went through, many banks will honor the large check and then bounce all the debits, even debits as small as $2. Here are some ways to avoid the banks stealing your hard-earned money:...more

How to Get Organized Fast for Tax Season

Welcome to March Madness AKA the month that many a small business owner, entrepreneur, and freelancer will spend frantically diving through months of receipts, documents, and additional necessary paperwork to get organized to file their business taxes in April. While the expectation here is that all documents have been some filed accordingly throughout the year, the reality is usually a bit more scattered....more

Your Credit Score: The Good, the Bad and the Facts

 I’ve said it before and I’ll probably say it again –your credit score is one of the most important numbers in your life. This three-digit number essentially acts as your financial report card, except there’s no leaving it behind after graduation. Your credit score is used to represent your creditworthiness, which translates into the likelihood that you’ll pay your debts in a timely manner....more