What If You’re Not Here? Preparing for Disability and Death

Welcome and Happy Monday! Today I'm going to be tackling that most cheerful of topics, preparing for your own disability or death. It's all part of the second tier to financial freedom, where you're working to protect yourself and your family (such as from personal property damage, identity theft, and your own investment mistakes). "Wait … Continue reading What If You’re Not Here? Preparing for Disability and Death

Be My Frugal Valentine – 18 Ideas from the Personal Finance Community

You may know this already, but all the cool personal finance people hang out over at the Rockstar Finance Forums. If you're not over there yet, don't worry - you too can be cool by hopping over and joining in the discussion. I know Valentines is coming up shortly, so I asked the forum what … Continue reading Be My Frugal Valentine – 18 Ideas from the Personal Finance Community

A Fun and Frugal $11 Weekend in Connecticut

When you're a family of five living on one income (mine) with aggressive mortgage payoff and college savings goals, having a frugal good time is a must. Does that mean we sit at home in the dark all weekend (to save on electricity, of course), reading free books from the library by candlelight? Of course … Continue reading A Fun and Frugal $11 Weekend in Connecticut

Seven Trials and Tribulations of Being a Full Time Breadwinning Mom

A reader reached out the other day to ask if I'd write a post on the trials and tribulations of being the kind of mom that I am. As a full time, working outside the home, breadwinning mom whose husband stays at home with the kids, I'm in a bit of a unique situation from … Continue reading Seven Trials and Tribulations of Being a Full Time Breadwinning Mom

Writing Your Investment Policy Statement

Part of a solid foundation to financial freedom is protecting yourself and your family. That means protecting your property through insurance; your health, life, and ability to earn income; and your identity. But it also means protecting yourself from financial mistakes, and the best way to do that is through the use of an investment … Continue reading Writing Your Investment Policy Statement