My wife and I host a large party at the beginning of summer. For the last twenty plus years we've invited close friends and family to celebrate the beginning of the warmer season. Last year we hosted over 180 people. Each year we buy too much of … [Read more...] about How To Be A Rockstar Party Planner
Leaves changing color, nights getting cooler, and football on television are all signs that fall is here. Another sign of fall is the lower number on the utility bill. Air conditioners don't have to hum as much, but it's not a time to turn on the … [Read more...] about Paying Your Utility Bill: Pay As You Go, or Even Pay?
The more you expose yourself to opportunities to buy things, the money you'll spend. This is a statement I firmly believe in, especially given my experience with multiple trips to the grocery store within a single week. This got me … [Read more...] about Can No Spend Days Save You Money?
Children learn a lot about how to behave simply by watching their parents. One can talk endlessly with their kids, but actions speak louder than words. A parent can teach invaluable lessons about personal finance simply by making financial decisions … [Read more...] about Kids And Money: Kids Learn Personal Finance By Watching
When people buy a new vehicle, many times the focus is on negotiating the price and working the financing to get a monthly payment that fits in the budget. If the monthly payment of the new vehicle is the only thing considered when determining … [Read more...] about The Forgotten Question When Purchasing A Vehicle
For many people, including myself, the temptation to overspend is high when a debit or credit card is the primary method used to pay for purchases. For that very reason I believe that Cash Is King. While my monthly expenses are paid online using an … [Read more...] about We Re-Invented the Envelope Budgeting Method By Accident