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

Why Easter Is Not My Favorite Time Of Year – But I Still Make It Fun For the Kids

It's going to be Easter in just a few days! Easter is actually not the best time of year for me. Back five years ago after my husband almost died of septic shock,┬áhe was still away from home for Easter in the rehabilitation center, receiving 24/7 care. So on Easter morning, and for Easter lunch, … Continue reading Why Easter Is Not My Favorite Time Of Year – But I Still Make It Fun For the Kids

Stop Spending to “Save” Money – Active Versus Passive Frugality

In order to master your financial life, you need to spend less than you make - right? Interestingly, there are two ways to do that, and one might lead to higher spending than the other. When people talk about saving money, what are they usually referring to? Saving money on a vacation Using coupons to … Continue reading Stop Spending to “Save” Money – Active Versus Passive Frugality