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.
My kids are very creative. Part of the reason is because we limit their screen time on weekdays to half an hour, and two hours on the weekends. So they’re forced to find something else to do to fill their time, and they often do interesting projects. For example, my oldest son makes 8-bit video […]
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 […]
In a prior article I wrote about my story in cutting cable for the past seven years despite having three kids and a TV loving husband. Is this something you’re interested in doing too? Well here’s my promised 11 easy steps to cutting the cord: Determine your reasons. You’ll want to keep these in mind […]
As a Chief Mom (or Dad) Officer of your household, you know it’s Halloween when your kids start begging you for the latest costume, lots of candy, and would like it if you bought enough pumpkins to cover your kitchen in Jack O’Lanterns (or maybe that’s just my son). This year I have a mix […]