Credit Cards Really Are Loans, Too

I'm frustrated by some of what I see in some of the personal finance forums I participate in, specifically when it comes to credit card use. Image: frankieleon via Flickr...more

10 Frugal Tips For New Moms To Actually Save You Money

You’ve heard the stories. How raising a child from birth to 18 years of age will cost the average family $245,000. The expensive gear you absolutely need to keep your baby safe and comfortable. The childcare, the formula, and the zillions of diapers. ...more
Breastfeed and do not buy all of the things! I assure you that you don't need them.more

Which Kind of Money Problem Do You Have?

Have you ever gone through a phase where you feel you’re doing everything right, making the necessary changes and sacrifices, but nothing seems to be changing or (better yet) improving?...more
gogirlfinance BlogHer Lack of savings! :/more

Screw Miss Havisham, I needed to learn about interest rates

How does the education system miss something that most of us will need to deal with almost every day of our lives? How does it skip completely, or just touch on a subject that can cause great hardship and has driven people to suicide? It’s not an easy subject to talk about, but not that complicated to learn, yet in school we rarely do. Most of you probably think I’m talking about sex. Sorry to disappoint, but I’m actually talking about money.Sex and money are both topics that a lot of people argue should be taught by parents. But are they?...more

Credit Cards Really Are Loans, Too

I'm frustrated by some of what I see in some of the personal finance forums I participate in, specifically when it comes to credit card use. Image: frankieleon via Flickr...more

In Retrospect, Wow, Abusive Relationship, Anyone?

Welllllll, I ended it. Finally. After 16 long months. And I'm hurting. And I know it was the right choice to make and that the relationship was unhealthy....more

How To Live A Joyful Existence

Over the past few years, I have had my feet on the streets talking to people about their lives and how to engage in better conversations about money. Is it money first, life second or life first and money second? Many people have told me that they are overwhelmed by the amount of information, choice and advice on personal finance. ...more

22 Tricks to Save at the Grocery Store

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, food is the third-largest household expense. Regardless of whether you're feeding just yourself or entire family, most likely you find that groceries are huge part of your paycheck. These 22 tricks will help you save money, prevent impulse buys, and find the best prices. ...more
I would like to add: read labels. Buying cheap food is often buying food that is processed and ...more

A lesson in never giving up on your financial dreams

Happy Monday, fabulous!...more

10 Frugal Tips For New Moms To Actually Save You Money

You’ve heard the stories. How raising a child from birth to 18 years of age will cost the average family $245,000. The expensive gear you absolutely need to keep your baby safe and comfortable. The childcare, the formula, and the zillions of diapers. ...more
Breastfeed and do not buy all of the things! I assure you that you don't need them.more

4 reasons to have a joint checking account

Getting engaged is exciting!...more

Tips for a Thrifty Baby

Howdy, everyone!...more

50+ Easter Basket Ideas for Girls

 Here are 50+ fun, non-candy Easter ideas for girls!1. Coloring books 2. Crayons3. Bath crayons4. Bath toys5. Dolls6. Sidewalk Chalk7. Bubbles8. Fun kids’ character toothbrush9. Dr. Seuss books10. Finger puppets11. Sunglasses12. Slinky13. Stuffed animal14. Water color paints and brushes15. Painting smock...more