The Ugly Secret Insurance Companies Don't Want You to Know

If you're a homeowner, listen up, because I'm about to save you some money. ...more
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Dear Good Samaritan: You Save Christmas Every Year

Dear Good Samaritan, let me start by introducing myself: My name is Courtney. My husband and I have an 8-year-old son with autism and then some. Our little boy struggles with more labels than a clearance item, I have many chronic illnesses and my husband has more metal in his body than bones. ...more
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Can You Buy Only Essentials This Month for No-Buy November?

Christmas is in the air the already, though the dust from All Hallow's Eve has hardly settled. Christmas music is on the radio, and the stores are rolling out the beginning of the Christmas sales....more
Useful advice. I'm always on a budget but I never thought to assign whole months a budget. This ...more

Holiday Gift Guide: The Trendsetter.

We all know that girl who is on top of the trends; she knows what's coming, going, and sticking around for a few seasons....more

So Who Needs an iPhone Anyway? Oh, Me!

This post originally appeared on That Was Then | This Is Wow  Today I finally got an Instagram account--on my iPad. Now I need to start taking pictures with the iPad until I get an iPhone.We're dinosaurs  ...more

Get out of Debt ...Today!

Okay, well not literally today, but when you are in debt it can take a toll on your relationships and quality of life OR the opposite can happen, you just ignore it and you continue to spend, causing you fall into debt more and more . We all make plans to pay off our debt but unless we stick to them they will not work! Use my tips to help jump start your debt pay down plan Today!...more

The New College.

Outside of volunteering to teach reading and the GED in homeless shelters, my most fulfilling teaching experience has been SAT-preparation at a private center in an affluent Chicago suburb. My students were all children of professional parents who had worked hard enough to be able to afford expensive, private tutoring for their children....more

The Art of Online Shopping

When I tell my friends that I do the majority of my clothes shopping online they look at me like I am crazy. Little do they `know that I am the Queen of online shopping!  I don't always have time to physically go shopping and when I do hit the stores, it can be a little overwhelming.  I hate maneuvering through the crowds, dodging the perfume lady,  just to find the perfect dress 2 sizes too small....more

2014 Beauty Gift Guide: 15 Ideas for the Product-Obsessed

Believe it or not, Christmas is only five weeks away. (Five weeks! How?!) Whether you've already made a sizeable dent in your shopping list or you have yet to start, I've got you covered, from big to small, classic to trendy, extravagant to affordable. First up, shopping for the girl who loves all things beauty. ...more

Tips for Black Friday Shopping

Have you checked out the Black Friday ad’s yet?  Here is a link where you can find the ads:

Five Things Recent Grads Spend Too Much Money On

Learning how to manage money should be a priority during your early twenties. Unfortunately, many college graduates lack even a basic financial education and end up accumulating debt and damaging their credit score. If you’re one of them, check out this article for a list of unnecessary expenses you should cut from your monthly budget. ...more

Freelancing Isn't a "Real Job"

Getting back on track. Too much going on. Got called in for a last-minute job on Friday. And on Friday, the bank said it doesn't want to grant us a loan. It isn't even that big of a loan by local standards (read: where we live is expensive anyway, so this is small potatoes).Freelancing pays--really!   ...more

Toys & Games Sales on Amazon – Ad

Toys & Games Sales on Amazon – AdThis is the ad for all the sales on toys and games. It’s going on now!If you’re looking for either of these, you should try here first! ...more