Lots of Thrifty Weight Loss Ideas

Lots of Thrifty Weight Loss Ideas

Every New Year’s Eve, what is the absolute number one resolution?  Hands down, it is always to lose weight.  It’s like the Holy Grail of resolutions!  Because of that, the diet and exercise industry is one of the richest in the world.  People spend thousands of dollars each year with hopes of losing weight – […]

The POWER of small REWARDS

The POWER of SMALL Rewards

I wanted to post this post in honor of my upcoming Power of You cruise with the Six Sisters and Alicia Richmond from Chic on a Shoestring.  I also wanted to give a shout out to my Facebook friend and favorite financial advisor Chellie Campbell.  She just won $20,000 in a poker tournament!  Go CHELLIE […]

Help Your Adult Kids in a GOOD Way

Help Your Adult Kids - In a GOOD Way

I have two adult sons that I love like crazy.  They are awesome kids, but like most young adults, they stumble once in a while.  Sometimes the stumbles are just due to poor decisions, but more often it’s just life smacking them in the face.  Sometimes there is an unexpected bill, or a major car […]

Time to Undecorate Your Home?

Time to Undecorate Your Home?

OK, my little Clutterbugs, Christmas is officially over – have you made plans to take down your tree and put away the rest of the Christmas clutter?  I know there are people who leave it up for months, but you don’t want to be one of those, do you?   My mother was very superstitious.  She […]

A Little Help for Your New Year’s Resolutions

A Little Help for Your New Year's Resolutions

Controlling my habits is probably the biggest challenge I’ve ever had to deal with, both breaking bad habits and creating good ones. I have done a ton of research on it because I’m always searching for that magic solution.   And I’m not alone. I read somewhere that something like 90% of heart attack patients […]

Are Gym Memberships a Good Deal?

Six Ways to Save Money on a Gym Membership

We are quickly heading into the time of year when everyone is desperate to shed their holiday pounds and that can translate into big bucks for the local gyms and fitness clubs.  I looked it up and the figure is about $21 MILLION dollars a year spent on gym memberships just here in the US. […]

After Christmas – Let’s Talk Warranties

Let's Talk Warranties

Now that the holidays are behind us, I know a lot of people just received a lot of very expensive items.  Many of these items, such as cell phones, computers, appliances, and furniture are going to need warranties.  So, let’s talk about how to get the best bang for your buck on a warranty.   […]

Cut your Cleaning Time in HALF

Cut your Cleaning Time in HALF

How much time do you spend cleaning every week?  Whatever it is, it is probably more than you need to spend.  Time is literally the most precious and irreplaceable thing we have, and I don’t know about you, but I can think of 50 things I’d rather be doing than spending mine cleaning the house.  […]

Holiday Good Deeds for Free

Holiday Good Deeds for Free

The holidays are a perfect time to do some good deeds. Money is always tight this time of year, so I’m going to share some good deeds you can do for free (or almost free).    Volunteer   I’m kind of a volunteer junkie.  Between Scouts and church, and stuff through work, I generally do […]

The Dog Whisperer gives me Hope for Parenting

The Dog Whisperer gives me Hope for Parenting

I’m watching the Dog Whisperer and I have to say, this show really gives me hope as a parent.  Do you know why? At the beginning of the program, they show these dogs with all these issues – barking, biting, misbehavior of all types.  And these dogs just seem so out of control and completely […]