Should Married Couples Have Separate Bank Accounts?

There’s really no ideal way for couples to merge their finances together once they’ve said their “I do"s (or even before the vows have been said), however to avoid future financial communication issues it’s important to have the conversation about how you two plan to handle the household finances going forward....more
My husband and I have had separate checking accounts for 24 years, and a joint savings account, ...more

Lessons Learned From A Year of Not Spending

"We should do this," I said to him. I was reading an article about a woman who'd gone a whole year without spending money. I mean, she ate and she had a home, but any extraneous spending went out the window. No gifts, trips, new clothes, anything. ...more
I recently sank a lot of money into a class online to gain certification in wound care (I'm a ...more

Get the Stench Out of Your Smelly Gym Clothes

It started just like any other typical day at the gym. I arrived at the usual time in my normal attire: old lycra capris, a baggy t-shirt and hair piled on top of my head....more
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Purchases to Make in May

Did you know there are better times to purchase specific items than others?  That is right, there are specific months when retailers are trying to off load specific products or when a launch of a new product is about to appear, retailers often try to move older models by slashing prices.  It does take a little research and shopping around but many times the savings are well worth it.  I love to budget and plan out our money but my husband is actually quite the researcher and savings guru in our household.  Many people, friends and family know if you want to find a good...more

Should Married Couples Have Separate Bank Accounts?

There’s really no ideal way for couples to merge their finances together once they’ve said their “I do"s (or even before the vows have been said), however to avoid future financial communication issues it’s important to have the conversation about how you two plan to handle the household finances going forward....more
My husband and I have had separate checking accounts for 24 years, and a joint savings account, ...more

Lessons Learned From A Year of Not Spending

"We should do this," I said to him. I was reading an article about a woman who'd gone a whole year without spending money. I mean, she ate and she had a home, but any extraneous spending went out the window. No gifts, trips, new clothes, anything. ...more
I recently sank a lot of money into a class online to gain certification in wound care (I'm a ...more

A Bunch of Crap the Class of 2015 Should Ignore

Dear young(er) people,I've always wanted to write a commencement speech, but that usually requires being invited to a commencement at which to speak....more

Improve Your Credit with 7 Simple Steps (Infographic)

If you live in the United States, then taking care of your credit score should be one of your priorities. Let's get straight to the point. If you want to have the life you want, you must improve your credit. Your credit score affects everything, so you have to take good care of it. Remember, the better the score, the better options you have whether you want to buy a car or your dream home, etc....more

23 Reasons Why My Boss is a Jerk

There comes a time in everyone's life where they need to decide is this paycheck worth the baggage. Well I am here to say it is not. I have been with the same company for almost 7 years, why I dont exactly know. Maybe I was blind and didnt see that I could be their next victim, not sure, but one thing I do know is I can not do it anymore. I am a victim of a horrible boss. Do you have a horrible boss? Here are my top 23 reason's why my boss is a jerk. 1. He has no problem telling you, you are replaceable. 2. He makes inappropriate jokes. 3....more

Steps to Access Infertility Insurance Benefits

Many people think if they are denied insurance coverage for fertility treatment, or simply lack benefits, their only options are bad and worse.  The reality is, infertility patients are more powerful than they realize.   There are numerous options people can pursue and resources they can access.  The three most important things you need to know to gain insurance benefits are:...more
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How To Build a Gift Closet & Give More Generously

When I was younger, I thought I was the first person ever to have come up with the idea of a permanent stash of gift items you keep in your house for those "just-in-case" moments. I pictured a chest of drawers with purchased and homemade gifts and gift wrap for those inevitable birthday party invites my future children would have. ...more
reillysmom16  I think that's such an awesome idea.  We don't have kids yet, but I know I will ...more

The Cult of Organics: Is It Worth the Extra Money?

At a playdate with a group of mothers, I once horrified an impossibly hip, young mom by telling her I refused to eat organic food because it was too expensive and that I felt I wouldn't be buying a better product. The look of shock on her face made me wonder if I had suddenly experienced a Janet Jackson-esque wardrobe malfunction. After glancing down to make sure I wasn't flashing anyone (and to check that Justin Timberlake wasn't lurking behind a bush), I tried to calmly explain my position on organic versus conventionally grown food. ...more
I think it also stems from a lack of basic scientific literacy. This was true for me. What I ...more