I run consistently, piling up nearly 50 miles in a week when I'm marathon trailing. Because I roll my right foot when I run, I need a specific type of shoe to keep from injuring myself. As most runners, I'm very loyal to my shoe. I've found … [Read more...] about Would You Bust Your Budget to Save Money Later?
I'm a huge fan of motivational quotes. I saw one on Friday morning that I couldn't quite get my arms around at the time. I don't remember the exact words, but essentially it stated the goal, or at least one of the benefits of financial freedom, was … [Read more...] about What’s Your Definition Of Financial Freedom?
I've got a confession to make to all of you. I'm not ready for Christmas. This isn't one of those typical Midwesterner complaints stating I'm not ready for snow and cold temperatures. It's really much more serious than that. I'm not financially … [Read more...] about Christmas is NOT A Reason To Use Your Emergency Fund
On Thanksgiving morning people would pick up a copy of the weekend paper and spend the afternoon looking through the Black Friday ads for great deals as the holiday shopping season kickoff was upon us. That's changed quite a bit over the last few … [Read more...] about 4 Things To Keep In Mind On Black Friday
When my son started his junior year of high school in September, I put him on a lunch budget. The plan was to $35 into his lunch account every two weeks allowing him to purchase the base lunch provided by the school, as well as the occasional extra … [Read more...] about Parenting Challenge: Should I Give My Teen Cash For School Lunch?
I felt something hard in my mouth as I chewed a Starburst candy left over from Halloween. At first I wondered if something was in the candy, but as I felt the inside of my mouth with my tongue I realized a filling had come out of one of my … [Read more...] about Save Money By Increasing Your Dental Insurance Coverage