How Minimalism Is Going to Get Me What I Want Out of Life

There’s something you should know about me: I consider minimalism to be a big part of my life....more

6 Ways to Build Your Savings

When you graduate college and land your first job, you’re often living paycheck-to-paycheck. It can be hard to build up some savings when you’re living like this, but it is important to try. Financial disasters can and do happen, so it’s important to be prepared. Here are some tips on building up your savings....more

Why Hillary Is the Candidate Who Understands Women's Economic Issues

Seems like not a day goes by that somebody or other doesn't crawl out of the woodwork with an announcement about their candidacy for President in the 2016 election. For the most part, there's not a lot of diversity on the ballot - it's mostly older white men.  (Or as we say inside the Beltway, pale, stale and male.)  So far, 10%  of the candidates are women: Hillary Clinton and Carly Fiorina.  That's something... I suppose. ...more
ChristineNewbold I am all for Bernie Sanders!  He is so much more authentic than Hillary ...more

Money Talks: How Being Silent About Finances Can Hurt Intimacy

Is discussing money a hot button subject at your house?Is your husband involved in business deals you don't understand?Even worse, does he withhold financial information when you ask for it?One of the women I interviewed for my book said, "He wants to have sex every night and I can't know what our net worth is? And I'm supposed to pretend it doesn't matter?"...more

How Minimalism Is Going to Get Me What I Want Out of Life

There’s something you should know about me: I consider minimalism to be a big part of my life....more

Saing Money: It's Great, but Where Do We Draw the Line?

Saving money is wonderful....more

Paying for your future philosophy major

In college I had a roommate that was a history major. I have nothing against history. History is important; we learn from our past; it's good to remember where you've come from. However, her goal in life was to get a job working within airport administration. If you are wondering how a degree in history relates to that goal, then you are not alone. Maybe she had a cushion to fall back on....more

Do you need to come from privilege in order to be a successful entrepreneur?

This is in response to Aimee Groth's post in Quartz entitled, "Entrepreneurs don’t have a special gene for risk—they come from families with mon...more

Should I Increase Income or Become Frugal?

Do you consider yourself wealthy or at least making enough to support your family? If you don't, what should you do? Should you increase income or become more frugal? One of the most important part of this blog is to answer your questions. Carmen from Canada sent me the following one:...more

How to Organize a Business with 7 Simple Methods

If you are a business owner or want to become one, you need to be productive and organized. But how to organize a business when there is so much to focus on? Where should you start and how to plan it right? ...more

Top Twenty Thrift Store Shopping Tips

Here are 20 great thrift store shopping tips:...more

Enough Already! End the Absurdity of Back to School Shopping!

I don't know where summer went, but believe it or not, back to school is right around the corner (August 3rd, for my kids).  With the start of school comes the massive shopping spree that has become "normal" for most parents.  In fact, the National Retail Federation ranked back-to-school shopping as the 2nd highest spending season of the year, behind only the winter holidays.  They report that the average family with children in grades K-12 plans to ...more

The Growing Costs of Long-Term Care

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