"Live like no one else, and you can live like no one else." Dave Ramsey The American way is to not save (about 7 in 10 have less than $1,000 in savings), to take on debt (average credit card debt for households with a balance is over $16k), and to feel like we can "never retire" … Continue reading Embrace Your Frugal Weirdo
If you're a mom (or married to a mom, or have a mom), you probably know that it's Mothers Day this weekend. So that means it's time to go out and spend money, right? After all, the average American spent $172 on Mothers day gifts last year. I can see how that could happen pretty … Continue reading For Mothers Day, Give The Gift Of Financial Freedom (Plus A Gift I Got!)
Today I'm going to talk about pets - both about how I always rescue my pets, and specifically about just how much my "free" dog cost. I can't remember if I've mentioned him before here on the blog, but I do indeed have a dog in addition to the three kids and a cat. Yes, … Continue reading Animal Adoption, and How My Free Dog Cost Thousands (Spoiler – He’s Worth It)
A few weeks ago we got back from our spring road trip. Three kids, ages 13, 9, and 1 at the time (now two!), many miles, and plenty of fun were all part of the week driving through New England. We started here in CT, and went to RI, MA, NH, VT, and NY (not … Continue reading Road Trip With Three Kids – Nurturing Passions, Family Financial Lessons, And Get A FREE Photo Book!
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