Just last week I was wondering if we could be a single-income household mainly because Stacie's job is just too stressful and she feels like her boss and coworkers take her for granted (which they do). She spends and hour driving to work, 10 hours at … [Read more...] about Stacie got a positive review!
Stacie is having some trouble at work. Well, technically, it's trouble with the commute to work, the management at work, and some of her coworkers. She puts in too long hours for too little reward, especially compared to her fellow dietitians. The … [Read more...] about Can we be a single-income household?
Almost a year ago, I wrote an article about creating a budget, and I even linked to my own sample spreadsheet. But budgeting is such an important personal finance basic that I'm going to write a whole new article about budgeting. Not all of us … [Read more...] about Personal Finance Basics: Financial Planning
There's been a bit of discussion lately about whether parents should pay for their kid's college education fully, just help or pay nothing at all. I'd like to point you to a few sites and then discuss my own opinion and experience. First, JLP and … [Read more...] about Paying for your kid’s college education
I literally wrote the last post as I was heading out the door, so I apologize for not giving more details. Here they are. I'm a federal contractor in the IT field. My current client is/was a "major tax collection entity" and I've been on a … [Read more...] about More on my “job loss”
Two weeks ago, we spoke to our two siblings (one for me, one for Stacie) and made the agreement that we wouldn't exchange gifts this year so that we could focus more on the kids, parents and grandparents. With Stacie's sister, we both suggested the … [Read more...] about Christmas gifts for siblings?