Spring Cleaning Your Life: 4 Things to Focus On

When it comes to matters of money, it’s easy to let your financial issues collect dust. You’re likely skip out on cleaning what you can’t see. Are you apt to tossing bills you can’t pay in a junk drawer so that they pile up over time? Do you have a bad credit score that clings to you like the scummy build up on your bathtub?...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
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4 Ways to Get Your Kids Excited About Saving Money

Some kids get a huge thrill out of filling up their piggy banks. Others are just as happy spending it as it comes in. On such a small scale, both scenarios are perfectly acceptable. There's not a thing that $20 in a penny bank is going to make or break. But the "spend it as it comes in" mentality is poisonous if it's allowed to manifest itself in a child's thought process....more

Top Tips to Save Money, Lessen Stress on Holiday Travel

Are you planning on traveling for Thanksgiving or Christmas this year? The holidays bring so many wonderful memories for me; however, the holiday travel is not one of them.Travel can be a dirty word when it comes to gathering together with family and loved ones. But here are some great tips to lesson the stress of traveling while also saving money. And be sure to check out my post about how to survive traveling with a toddler or baby....more

Nature is Rich--in Resources--Just Like I Want to Be

Image Courtesy:  www.freedigitalphotos.netBy Linda Katz...more

A Special Couple Makes Their Wish A Reality

Thirty-eight days ago, the newlyweds came to our house for a summer barbecue.  John cooked burgers on the Traeger wood pellet grill....more

Countdown to Christmas 21 Days and Counting

Countdown to Christmas 21 Days and Counting Gifts for - clubs, baby sitters, lawn service providers, etc. ...more

Countdown to Christmas 34 Days and Counting

Countdown to Christmas 34 Days and Counting ...more

Save More Spend Less … Finding Savings Unexpected Places-Day 1

  Save More Spend Less … Finding Savings Unexpected Places-Day 1 knowing where to find the deals in the most unexpected places. ...more

Spend Less Save More… Supermarket traps

Spend Less Save More… Supermarket traps Supermarket traps to avoid Bottled Water Is the Convince of bottled water really worth the cost? Well let us examine the cost at the cheapest 1 cent per ounce the cost is still 300 times more costly than tap water. The solution filtered water not only is filter water safer than traditional tap water finding the right filter for your tap or refrigerator is easier and more convenient than ever from online stores to your local hardware store filters are very reasonable. ...more