Even though my family earns a high income, I still like to get as much as possible for my kids through secondhand sources. Why? I’ve been a mother for fourteen years now, and can speak from experience how much better it is financially and for the environment. Where else but consignment shops can you pick up near-mint designer duds for kids for less than Walmart prices?
“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” […]
For many years, we didn’t go on very many vacations outside small day trips in our state, or an overnight in Boston or New York. We went to Florida a few times (where my husbands brother and one of his sisters lives), and Washington DC (land of the free activities!), but mostly we stayed around […]
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 […]
When I was a kid, I can distinctly remember going to the library all the time. I was a voracious reader and would take out many, many books each time – finishing them very quickly. I can remember learning how to use the card catalog (the actual one, with cards, in a giant filing cabinet! […]
It’s time to celebrate the new year – get dressed up in fancy clothes, go out to dinner and a show, and basically just throw some money out the window, right? Well you knew that wouldn’t be the case with your favorite personal finance bloggers, right? Yesterday I told you about my family’s plans […]