Saving Money

A side hustle can be very helpful for both your finances and your life. Read more to find out why.

5 Reasons Why You NEED a Side Hustle

I am guest-posting this week for my friend Charissa over at Cook with a Shoe.  She is running a whole series on the side hustle and she asked me to write about my experiences with side hustles.  Here is my post about Fiverr and I’m working on another one about being a Pinterest VA (Virtual Assistant). […] Read more…

Tips You Need to Manage Your Online Shopping

An online shopping addiction can be a real problem for your finances.  Actually, ANY kind of shopping addiction can be a real problem for your finances, but online shopping is SO easy, it can get out of hand very quickly.  All it takes is a few clicks and you can really blow your budget for […] Read more…

New Year’s Motivation – Manage Your Money

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 money is less about getting rich and more about ensuring […] Read more…

Several solutions to pay off your holiday overspending.

I Know How You Can Overcome Your Holiday Overspending

OK my lovelies – the 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 significant overspending during this holiday, this is the part you have been dreading, […] Read more…

I Never Give Gift Cards. Want to Know Why?

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 or money.   There’s a big difference between […] Read more…

How Long Will It Take to Pay Your Christmas Bills?

Tomorrow is my second payday after Christmas. And tomorrow, I will write a check and poof!  All my Christmas bills will be paid off.  My holiday situation wasn’t always like this – like many people, I used to have Christmas bills from my holiday overspending that would take me months to pay off.  But that […] Read more…

Gym memberships can be expensive and sometimes a huge waste of money. I have some great alternatives.

Are Gym Memberships a Good Deal?

  I did a post about saving money at the gym last year.  I wanted to revisit it again as part of my New Year’s Motivation series.  The first week of January is exactly the time of year when people start flooding to the gym again to try and get rid of a few extra […] Read more…

Why I WON’T Use Homemade Laundry Soap

The Lesson I Learned about Homemade Laundry Soap I have seen SO many posts over the years about saving money by making your own homemade laundry soap.  I think it’s a good idea – in theory.  However, I learned a tough lesson about this more than 25 years ago.  My mother-in-law found some laundry soap […] Read more…

How to Deal with Magazine Clutter

How to Deal With Annoying Magazine Clutter

  America has a huge love affair with the magazine industry.  And I get it, they’re all glossy and pretty and promise all these fresh new ideas.  There are thousands of magazines created every month for everything from knitting to golf and every other hobby or interest imaginable.  Most people have at least 5 to […] Read more…

The Biggest Financial MISTAKE Women Make @AdriansCrazyLif Did you know that 60% of all older women end up living in poverty? This is why.

The Biggest Financial Mistake Women Make

I’m going to clue you in on the biggest mistake many women make in their financial lives. They depend on other people – typically their husbands or partners, but sometimes their parents also, to keep them financially safe.  We can’t help it – we are trusting people, and we like the thought that someone else […] Read more…

How to use a Debt Snowball to get Out of Debt Fast

How to Build a Debt Snowball

A debt snowball is an incredibly powerful way to pay off debt quickly and easily.  They are fairly easy to set up and use, and they are very powerful.  They can literally save you thousands in interest over the life of a loan and help you get out of debt years earlier.  I have a […] Read more…

Avoid Library Fines

Simple Trick to Eliminate Library Fines

  Last year, my son ran up more than $78 in library fines and fees.  That’s some serious money for something that is theoretically free.  Fortunately, they agreed to let him pay his library fines online and we were able to negotiate a reduction since it was a first-time occurrence.  Keep in mind, this wasn’t […] Read more…

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