The Secret to Paying for College with All Cash

Student loans aren't always necessary. With a little planning, you can have an all cash college experience.

If you have kids, one of the main worries you have is how you're going to be paying for college for them.  College costs have been increasing wildly.  So many kids are starting out their lives with huge student loans dragging them down.  Or worse, many parents are putting their home or retirement savings at risk for paying for college.   I … [Continue reading]

New Year’s Motivation – Be a Better Parent

New Year's motivation - my best tips to be a better parent. There's some gems in here!

Here is the 4th post in our New Year's Motivation series.  For most people, parenting is a big part of our lives and all of us want to be a better parent to our children.  As the mother of two sons and stepmother to a third, I think I have a bit of … [Continue reading]

New Year’s Motivation – Declutter/Organize Your Home

I have a literal BOATLOAD of ideas to clean, declutter, and organize your home.

Here we are on Day Three of our New Year's motivation series.  Today, we are talking my best tips to clean/declutter/organize your home.  I've got more than 100 posts to choose from in this category, so I couldn't narrow it down to just five posts. … [Continue reading]

New Year’s Motivation – Manage Your Money

My best tips to help you manage your money in the New Year.

This is the second post in our New Year's Motivation series.  After weight loss, I think people's #2 resolution is to recover from their holiday debt, and learn how to manage your money.  I feel it certainly is a worthy goal.  To me, managing your … [Continue reading]

New Year’s Motivation – My BEST Weight Loss Tips

I gather together my whole arsenal of weight loss tips.

Welcome to 2017!  Every year, the #1 New Year's Resolution is to lose weight.  To me, it is always perfect timing, just because of our holiday schedule.  Most folks start their holiday eating binge in November for Thanksgiving, then Christmas takes … [Continue reading]

Terrific Tips to Start off Your New Year’s Motivation

New post series on motivation to help you achieve your New Year's Resolutions this year.

Well, here we are again - ready to start off another New Year's Day.  If you're like most people (and like me too!) you started off last New Year's with a resolution or three for things you wanted to change.  And if you're like most folks, by … [Continue reading]

I Know How You Can Overcome Your Holiday Overspending

Several solutions to pay off your holiday overspending.

OK my lovelies - the 2016 holiday season is officially over.  The turkey has been eaten, the presents unwrapped, the decorations are ready to go back in their boxes, and it's time for the Christmas bills to start arriving.  If you have done … [Continue reading]

How to Conquer your Email Overload

Finally! A solution to Email overload. Try Mailstrom for your inbox.

I've written before about my struggles with Email hoarding and digital organization in general.  There are very few areas of my life where I need professional help, but Email overload is one of them!  Thankfully, I have finally found a solution that … [Continue reading]

I Never Give Gift Cards. Want to Know Why?

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I know most people prefer to give gift cards for holidays and birthdays.  It certainly is faster and easier than choosing a gift for someone and in some cases, I do think they make sense.  But just as a common practice I almost never give gift cards … [Continue reading]

Is Your WordPress Site Backed Up? I Thought So Too

Learn from my mistakes and use Updraft Plus to backup your site.

If you run a WordPress blog or website, like I do, you know that having your data secure is critical to keeping your site up and running.  I worry about hackers, but most often, I've broken my site all by myself!  That's why I am very careful to make … [Continue reading]

Gift Guide for the Nerd You Love

This mousepad shows Sherlock and Doctor Who with the Tardis meeting each other. Great gift for your nerd friends.

I had SO much fun putting together this list of gift items for your nerd friends and relatives.  I'm quite the nerd myself, so I had a blast going through to pick out my favorite items.  I think most of us have a nerd or a geek or two on our gift … [Continue reading]

7 Terrific Tech Gifts for the Men in Your Life

This is the BEST stocking stuffer for the bearded guy in your life.

If you are like me, you have men to buy for - husbands, sons, brothers, etc.  These tech gifts can turn any man into an instant MacGuyver.  No guy wants a boring tie, a shirt, or another bottle of cologne - he wants cool stuff he can show off to his … [Continue reading]

Weird and Easy Way to Get Fit

I have a weird and simple fitness tip I learned from my Mom.

I think we are all trying to get fit, but it's not always the easiest thing to do, especially if you are a bit of a couch potato like me.  But there ARE ways to get fit, at least a little more fit that are easy, cost nothing, and don't require a lot … [Continue reading]

Enjoy Epic Experiences with Groupon Things To Do

Look at this gorgeous scene. You could book a vacation like this through Groupon Things to Do.

Wow, I can't believe it's November already.  The holidays are HERE and I'm sure I'll be using Groupon Things To Do as I am planning my holiday gift-giving.  I always prefer experiences rather than things.   You can only have so many clothes, … [Continue reading]

How I Saved $239.42 Without Hardly Trying

I added it up and I saved $239.42 with almost no effort. Maybe you can too.

I haven't done a finance post in a while, and I recently had an experience with our new fridge that reminded me how important it is to keep your head in the game when it comes to your money.   I have to say, I'm not that super-frugal type when it … [Continue reading]