Optimizing Your Expenses – One of the Keys to Financial Freedom

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 … Continue reading Optimizing Your Expenses – One of the Keys to Financial Freedom

Millionaire Women Next Door

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 … Continue reading Millionaire Women Next Door

My Deal Scoring Strategy – Five Tips to Get the Best Deals (No Extreme Couponing Required)

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 … Continue reading My Deal Scoring Strategy – Five Tips to Get the Best Deals (No Extreme Couponing Required)

Seven Ways To Have It All as a Working mom

Today for Working Women Wednesday, 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 … Continue reading Seven Ways To Have It All as a Working mom

Creating Your College Compact in Five Easy Steps

Saving for college is one of those things that all parents worry about. Whether your kids are just born, heading to elementary school, in middle school, or (especially) in high school - you've likely seen all the headlines about how college is going to cost a ton by the time your kids head off to … Continue reading Creating Your College Compact in Five Easy Steps