We all know people who buy the new Android or iPhone as soon as it's released. Some have a need to have the latest technology while others buy it as a new (very expensive) toy. But how often should I replace my cell phone? A multitude of things … [Read more...] about How Often Should I Replace My Cell Phone?
I've never seen my wife open up her purse and hand a complete stranger $60. Think about what it would be like to open up your wallet or purse, take out three crisps to the touch twenty dollar bills and just hand them to someone for no reason at all. … [Read more...] about Always Check Your Itemized Receipt!
Raising a responsible, financially savvy teenager can be challenging. There are conflicting interests at every turn. Finding a balance between the want for them to have everything they need and want, allowing them to be independent, and just sitting … [Read more...] about Teens And Money: Struggle Can Teach Financial Responsibility
Teaching teenagers about personal finances includes requiring them to pay for some things on their own. As a parent, part of me would like to pay for everything my son needs, allowing him to use his own funds to have as much fun as … [Read more...] about Teens And Money: What Should Teenagers Pay for?
In June I announced my mission to pay off $9,888.00 in debt by the end of the year. I'll be utilizing every means necessary to do it, including: Reducing weekly spending Re-starting my mystery shopping side hustle Pick up extra writing … [Read more...] about September Update: $10,000 Debt Repayment
I tried something a little different this weekend, attempting to spend only cash. I found that sticking to cash only spending can be difficult, as temptation to ditch the greenbacks in my wallet in favor of swiping plastic can rear it's ugly head at … [Read more...] about Cash Vs. Convenience