Celebrating Growth, Even When You're Bad at Math

I've been thinking a lot about math lately.  I'm terrible at math, I always have been.  It was the only subject in school where I was happy if I even squeaked by.  But it took some growing up to understand that the concepts in math are much more relatable to life than I expected....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

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

Two In A Roll Please Not Three

Not sure how I'm going to handle the up coming eating. Saturday Murphy and I are meeting Paul and Gloria at PANHANDLE PIES parking lot. Then we're going to drive up to HILLS RESORT I'm taking the camera with.Then Carrie ask me if I want to go an barbecue put on by Cross Road Community chapel....more

Out of Control Spending

I Wonder Wednesday: Can A Minimum Wage Boo Make You Happy?

 Can someone who makes minimum wage, or anywhere near, make you happy if you’re making considerably more money? Does money matter? I was listening to the radio and that question was raised. And it made me wonder, is it actually possible? Can you be happy if your significant other does not bring home mo’ money, mo’ money, mo’ money?...more

Should I Start a Business?

Should I start a business? Is entrepreneurship path for me? How should I know? These are the questions many of us have faced or currently face. If you can relate, read on!I recently got an email from a reader who is currently facing exactly the same issue. This a very important question that came from Ryan, US:[question]Should I start a business? I am not sure![/question]...more

Saving Money: Why Do We Love it So Much?

Almost everyone loves to save money.What makes it so satisfying?I think bargain-hunting is such a boost because:1) It’s a challenge....more

How To Set Financial Goals In 3 Easy Steps

Financial goals are an important part of your personal finances. But how to set financial goals, and get the results? Have you EVER determined your financial goals? Why not? Let me tell you, if you have not, stop coming up with excuses. I show you why and how to set your very own financial goals!...more

Looks Like Money Really Doesn't Equal Happiness

People wonder all the time: does having money equal happiness? Looks like the answer really is no.  According to an Infographic put together by the masters in counseling program at Northwestern University, affluence can positively impact early-childhood development, but then negatively impact a child's mental health and increase their likelihood of substance abuse in their teen years....more