How I made $65k in Five Years by Buying Instead of Renting

It's Money Mondays, and today I thought I'd weigh in with my experience in the "home ownership" vs. "renting" debate with my story. You see, I've been a homeowner with a mortgage since a few months after I turned 20 years old.  I'm using "homeowner" a bit loosely here, since my first "home" was actually … Continue reading How I made $65k in Five Years by Buying Instead of Renting

Better Off – Flipping the Switch on Technology

Have you ever wondered if all the technology we use is spoiling us? Would things be better if we lived a simpler life, more like our ancestors did, with no electricity and no non-human or non-animal powered machines? That's the idea that Eric Brende explores in his book "Better Off - Flipping the Switch on … Continue reading Better Off – Flipping the Switch on Technology

When Saving $10 On a Field Trip Turns Into A Disaster

About a month or so ago, my middle son came home with a field trip permission slip. They were headed off to the CT Science Center, at a cost of $15 per person (not including lunch/snacks/gifts). Since we're members of the science center, my son had a brilliant idea on how to save money-why not … Continue reading When Saving $10 On a Field Trip Turns Into A Disaster

Breadwinning Moms – Hannah Rounds

Good morning everyone, and happy Wednesday! For this weeks Working Women Wednesday, I'm excited to bring you the second post in a series about successful moms. And I'm just as excited about the second interview in this series - with Hannah Rounds of Unplanned Finance- as I was about our first one with Mama Fish Saves. … Continue reading Breadwinning Moms – Hannah Rounds

Debt Free Bachelors Degree – Overcoming Overwhelming Odds

A few weeks ago, after I wrote about my struggle overcoming some of my graduate school debt, my friend Grounded Engineer suggested I talk more about how I got my undergraduate degree completely debt free. I've also talked a bit about my story in my guest post on the Notorious D.E.B.T. and my prior article … Continue reading Debt Free Bachelors Degree – Overcoming Overwhelming Odds