Ah, Christmas. That time of year that always seems so far away until it’s way too close. Especially when you have kids, it feels like they just start school and then BAM! You better get shopping for Christmas because its only weeks away and you haven’t gotten a thing. Going back as far as I […]
If you’re a high income earner, you’ll need to remember that colleges don’t give you aid if you don’t feel like saving. The other day I had a conversation with a friend where he made it clear that he was hoping there was a magic way to get tons of college aid on an income of around $200k per year. At that income level, the government expects that you’ll be responsible with your money and save some of it for college.
When I was a kid, I loved to read. And that love of reading has passed itself to my children. Now that I’ve been through eight years of book fairs with one child and four years with the other, I consider myself somewhat of a book fair expert. I love being able to take the […]
Good morning and happy Monday! I’m excited today to have written my first guest post over at My Family on a Budget – be sure to go check it out if you haven’t already. Emergency funds. We all hear that you should be keeping 3-6 months of expenses in a savings account or some other easily […]
On Chief Mom Money Mondays, I take you through a financial decision, topic, or story. Today’s story is a tale of terror where a salesperson tried to get me to buy an IRA inside an annuity. I went down to a local bank branch last year to transfer a small inherited IRA from my grandmother […]
“Or” It’s one of those words that can strike fear in our hearts. What’s so scary about a short two letter word like “or”? To me that word represents choices, and the road not taken. You see, the word “or” is what we use when we have a choice between two or more options. Sometimes […]