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Day 2 http://wp.me/p3SUar-do

Technically, this is the second day I’ve been home. It’s the first day though where I’m a little, well bored. Yes, bored already. My job was a pretty damn busy one. A job with long hours, one I would bring home at nights, weekends, early mornings. I had…
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Unemployed http://wp.me/p3SUar-di

Well, like it or not I am now unemployed. I’m not going to spend the time venting here about the job and the issues that brought me to where I am today (sitting at home at 8am on a Wednesday instead of being at work). But what I am going to start to write…
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Gift Card Bonuses - 2015

It’s that time of the year again where many companies offer bonuses when you purchase a gift card. We end up spending a lot of money at once to ultimately save money throughout the year on places we’d be visiting anyway. So without further ado, here’s…
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It’s not always easy to feel gratitude. In fact, I think it would be easier for many of us to list all the things that annoy us. Case in point – the woman sitting behind us at a college concert this weekend who kept rustling through her purse to eat a…
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The Importance of Financial Literacy

I recently attended a meeting at work held by a financial adviser. Even though my husband and I are already contributing to 401ks and Roth IRAs, I wanted to make sure there wasn’t anything new out there I wasn’t familiar with. There wasn’t. However, it…
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There’s something I’ve been thinking about a lot lately as my fortieth birthday looms on the horizon – what’s the point of saving for retirement if I don’t take care of my health now? I’ve read too many stories of people who saved their whole lives only…
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Brand Loyalty Is Costing You Money

Are you loyal to particular brands, most notably when it comes to groceries? We used to be, but haven’t been for many years. Growing up, I recall there being a stigma attached to generic and/or store brand products. Perhaps there still is… but we no…
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529 Plans - How They Work

If you have children, you’ve probably started thinking about saving for college. How about a 529 plan? It’s a great tax savings seeing how you can invest money, let it grow, and be able to use the money and its gains tax free for educational expenses. 529…
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I realize that technically it’s still summer, but once Labor Day has come and gone, all I can think about my favorite season, autumn. I enjoy the cool weather and activities that the fall season brings. Plus I just love decorating my home with leaves and…
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I’ve always been the type of person to brown bag their lunch because I don’t want to waste my money eating out, plus I’d blow my entire lunch break just driving back and forth to get food (not to mention waste money on gas). Even in the past when I had a…
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