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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Back To Blogging

Hello. Having a good summer, I hope. We, here in the So Cal desert, mostly do what we can to stay cool. My family does, anyway. Temps have fallen below 100 degrees the past week, but it's been humid and it even rained a few times. Conditions like this are never fun for Taxi Mom, me. Glitchy a/c that needs repair makes for miserable conditions. ...more

Just Say No...The Shopping Ban Challenge

Aside from the few true minimalists out there, the majority of us living in the western world have way too much stuff.  It's cluttering our lives, and killing our finances.  I know I've talked about it many times before, but I simply cannot stress it enough...the little purchases are a big problem!...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

Cutting Back on Finances without Cramping on Your Lifestyle

Many people correlate saving money with not being able to have fun or spend money at all. This could not be further from the truth as there are little tricks that can help you save money without even realizing it. Money is spent frivolously be many without them even realizing it. The following are some ways to cut back on expenses without changing your life in a major way. These tips can be followed for a lifetime and copious amounts of money can be saved if done correctly....more