Doesn’t “optimizing your expenses” sound so much more fun and important than cutting your budget? I think so, and that’s the perspective I like to take on finding places to cut back on expenses. So far I’ve talked about making your plan to pay off non-deductible debt, protecting yourself and your family (both your personal […]
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If you’re an avid personal finance geek like me, you probably are well aware of The Millionaire Next Door (one of the four books that changed my financial life). But are you aware that Dr. Thomas Stanley, who also wrote such great books as Stop Acting Rich and Start Living Like A Real Millionaire and […]
I love a good bargain – don’t you? But as a busy, full-time breadwinning mom of three, I don’t have time for things like extreme couponing and shopping at three different grocery stores to score the lowest prices. When I’m FI, I bet I’ll be doing those things for fun! (Admittedly, I have an odd […]
Today I’m going to share the secret to having it all as a working mom. The secret is…you can’t. Sorry. But I do have seven tips to help you stay sane. If there’s one thing I’ve learned from my 14 years of being a working professional in IT at Fortune 500 companies, while also being […]
A college compact can help you to set priorities and goals for college saving and spending. It’s an agreement you make with yourself and your kids on what you will-and won’t-do when it comes to college. Laying this out ahead of time is a great way to make sure everyone’s on the same page, expectations are set correctly, and you both are clear on what the families priorities are.
Unfortunately this week I didn’t get a chance to head over to the library, so I don’t have a new book today. But I have read a few articles on personal finance that I thought were interesting, and want to share them with you for your Saturday morning ready. So grab a cup of coffee, […]