How to Spot a Fake Designer Handbag

Summertime brings street fairs, flea markets and yard sales almost to your front door. Hitting the aforementioned events gives you a chance to spend time with friends and family while exercising. That’s what you tell everyone, but you know that you’re really looking for a deal....more

Some Female Grads Start Out Ahead But Still End Up Behind

A look at the morning paper revealed a headline that was a shocker....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


What would you say if I told you that you could make a real living for your family by telling other moms what you know?Sound's intriguing / too good to be true right?Well, it's not, and frankly its as easy as putting your ideas down on paper/on the screen. I'm talking about Ebooks! You know those neat digital versions of a book that you can read on your phone, computer, ipad, or Kindle....more


If you are anything like you me you didn’t exactly get a formal education on how to save money. I would see my mom stretch her weekly allowance my dad provided her as far as she possibly could and squeeze in as many fun things for us as possible. Never did she say to me that we can’t go out to lunch or go see a movie because she had to put her money away. It was basically a spend it until its gone mentality....more

On Budgeting

  For many people, budgeting is just not any fun. It means limits or lack or even punishment. But having a budget or some form of a budget is really important for your financial success. I personally prefer the word "plan" to the word "budget"  because it doesn't sound so constraining....more

Marriage and Managing Your Finances

I always find that this topic raises a lot of debate especially when it comes to the discussion of joint finances....more

Small Business Series: Writing a business plan

 If you have a great business idea that you are passionate about and want to be your own boss, you should take the leap and pursue it. No "what ifs" no "I can't", just take the step and do it....more

The devil that is debt - my first credit card

 Like many people, I've made quite a number of money mistakes and getting into debt as a young college student was one of them....more

Small Business Series: Got a business idea? Now what?

  'm a firm believer in wealth creation through business ownership. However, before you jump on the small business bandwagon you need to take time out to answer some serious questions. For instance:...more

Dealing with Debt - Part 2

 Just to recap, in part one (see it here) I talked about creating a game plan for dealing with any overwhelming debt you might have and I listed the below steps:...more

Dealing with Debt - Part 1

 As much as we all hate debt, a lot of us have to admit that we have debt or have had debt at one point in time. Credit cards, student loans, car notes, overdrafts and mortgages are usually the big items in our debt portfolios....more