Category Archives: Finance

Could Groupon Coupons Help You Save More Money?

Could Groupon Coupons Help You Save More Money?

Looking for deals without the need to sign up for daily deal emails? Groupon Coupons might be your ticket. Later this year, I’ll be attending a wedding. I won’t be directly in the wedding party, but I’ll be tangentially related to the wedding party, and I’m supposed to wear a nice dress in a specific

Are You Prepared for Maternity Leave?

Are You Prepared for Maternity Leave?

With more women working, maternity leave becomes an important planning issue when getting ready to welcome a new addition to the family. Anyone with children knows that kids cost money. Having a new baby requires changes to your financial plan as well as to your lifestyle. When planning for the new addition to your family,

Digit Review: Save Money Without Thinking About it

Digit Review: Save Money Without Thinking About it

What if you could save money without thinking about it? Here’s my Digit Review. My buddy J. Money at Budgets Are Sexy put me on to a cool new website designed to help you save money without thinking about it. It’s called Digit, and here’s what I think about it, after using it for a

High Interest Debt Doesn’t Have to Be Forever

High Interest Debt Doesn’t Have to Be Forever

High interest debt is draining your wealth. It doesn’t need to be that way forever, though. Jackie Beck over at The Debt Myth is encouraging a movement around the idea that debt doesn’t have to be forever. I’m joining in with a few thoughts on my approach to debt, even though my view of debt

Do You Have TRUE Financial Success?

Do You Have TRUE Financial Success?

What do you think makes financial success? Do you feel that you are financially successful? Today, MoneyTips.com releases another one of its “Next Door” reports. The last report was about retiring; this new release is called The Millennial Next Door. The idea behind this report is to provide insight into what makes for financial success for

How I Save Money on Travel

How I Save Money on Travel

This post is part of the TaxACT How I Save blog tour which teaches you ways to keep more money in your pocket. Last year, TaxACT saved America over $240 million on tax preparation. How much can you save? To learn more about tips and strategies on saving, click here.  I’ve never been much of a penny pincher. Even in the days I was

The Importance of Knowing Your Financial Values

The Importance of Knowing Your Financial Values

Do you carefully consider what you want to spend your money on? Or do you spend on things you think you need without a second thought? Mindless spending isn’t going to get you closer to your goals, whether that means achieving wealth, traveling, early retirement, or being debt free. It’s only going to hold you

Financial Thoughts for Christmas

Financial Thoughts for Christmas

Merry Christmas! Have a few financial thoughts! It’s practically an obligation amongst bloggers that something be published for Christmas. Note that I don’t say “written.” I’m not writing this today. I often work every day, but not on Christmas. Christmas is my day to do absolutely nothing. I don’t make meals (there’s plenty of candy to go around), I

On Thanksgiving: Gratitude and Your Finances

On Thanksgiving: Gratitude and Your Finances

One of the most interesting relationships is the one between gratitude and your finances. Most years, Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. Thanksgiving at our place is usually a laid back affair. We have our favorite foods. We hang out as a family. We don’t adhere to a schedule. Being able to enjoy Thanksgiving, and take